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Iowa Football Coaches Association
Iowa Football Coaches Association

Mentoring Program

Be Like Dan: Be A Mentor

              Welcome to the IFCA Mentoring Website

The dream of Dan McClanahan was to help young coaches and after leaving coaching he did this as Athletic Director at Des Moines Hoover. The IFCA is proud to continue his legacy by encouraging retired coaches or veteran coaches to aid young coaches as they move up the coaching latter.

The following coaches have volunteered to answer any question you may have related to coaching football. Their cell phone numbers and email addresses are listed as the best method to contact them. Just identify yourself and let them know you obtain information from the IFCA web site.

Need Help:
If you do not see anyone coach on the list in your area or you really want more information about how to proceed contact Steve Milder at My information is on the list and I gladly visit with you or direct you to a coach I believe can help you. I understand the issues of coach 8-man are different the 3A and 4A football

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Retired Coaches:

Don Capaldo, Keokuk             

Steve Gunther, Dubuque            

Warren Haacke, Riceville                

Don Hicks, Stanton                

Dave Holdiman, Rosenberg TX       

Bob Jensen, Mt Pleasant          

Mike Stafford, Winthrop              

Ken Winkler, State Center                  

Warren Woepking, Columbus Jct        

Ron Wymer, West Union          

Active Head Coaches

Don Anderson,Buffalo Center      

Lyle Alumbaugh, Linden                  

Brian Case, Lake City              

Mike Dunlap, Emmetsburg                  

Bob Howard, Webster City                  

Rob Luther, Ankeny(CMB)       

Steve Milder, Maynard               

Duane Orr, Mt.Vernon(CC)     

Jon Pedersen, Central Decatur    

Jerry Shafrath, Hampton             

Greg Thomas, Humboldt             

Brian Wilken, Newell