Head Coach/Defensive Backs
Offensive Coordinator/Running Backs
Defensive Coordinator/Inside Linebackers
Special Teams Coordinator/Outside Linebackers
Head Coach: Matt Dammann
Head Coach: Dave Ladd
Tim Carlson - Head Coach
Tim is entering his 30th year of coaching and 8th as Head Coach at Jefferson. Tim has been a teacher in Bloomington for over 25 years and is currently a Social Studies teacher at Jefferson. Tim is a graduate of Jefferson and Bethel University. Tim and his wife Kelly have two boys, Joe and John.
Matt Smith - Offensive Coordinator/Runnung Backs
Matt is entering his 19th year of coaching and 7th as Offensive Coordinator at Jefferson. Matt is a former Special Education teacher and is currently a stay-at-home father. Matt is a graduate of Thomas More High School (Milwaukee, WI) and the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. Matt and his wife Sue (Jefferson graduate) have three children: daughter Macey, son Clayton and daughter Sylvi.
Aaron Swartout - Offensive Line
Aaron has been coaching football for 20 years and is entering his 19th year coaching at Jefferson. This will be his 17th year as Offensive Line coach. Aaron teaches Health and PE at Valley View Middle School in Bloomington. He is a graduate of Jefferson High School and earned his teaching degree at UW - River Falls. Aaron and his wife Kelly have 2 boys, Brady and Logan.
Peter Knutson - Wide Receivers
Peter is in his second year as the varsity wide receiver coach. Pete is a teacher at Normandale Hills Elementary school. He was tight end, wide receiver, and punter at Bethel University. Pete played WR for Jefferson when he was in high school. Pete loves spending time outside, playing sports, and working out. Pete has a passion for youth mentorship, youth sports, and youth development.
Brad Ruff - Defensive Backs
Brad is entering his 37th year of coaching football and 13th at Jefferson. Brad taught and coached at Cretin Derham Hall for 14 years and coached at Holy Angels for 10 years. Brad also coached wrestling for 26 years. Brad currently works as Project Manager for Skyline Displays, in Eagan. Brad is a graduate of Holy Angels and Augsburg College. Brad and his wife Leslie live in Bloomington and have two boys, Nate (32) and Aaron (29).
Matt Dammann - Head Coach Sophomores/B Team
Matt Dammann will be coaching his 6th season at Jefferson High School. Matt graduated from Jefferson in 2009 and attended the University of Northwestern St. Paul where he played 4 years of football and received a degree in teaching. Matt will be teaching Special Education for his 5th year in Bloomington this upcoming school year. Matt lives in Bloomington with his wife, Keely, who coaches Volleyball for Jefferson High School.
Talisman Squires - Freshman Coach
Talisman "Tally" Squires is entering his 5th year of coaching. 3rd official year at Jefferson High School (left and came). Tally is the Support Specialist and After-School Coordinator at Valley View Elementary School. He graduated from Southwest High School and has a degree in Early Childhood Education. Tally and his Wife Eman have 6 children and live in Bloomington.
Dave Ladd - Freshman Head Coach
Dave returns to the Bloomington Jefferson Football Program in 2019 as the Linebackers and Running Backs Coach for the freshman squad. He is a graduate of Hutchinson High School and has also coached football at the youth, middle school and semi-professional levels. Coach Ladd is president of RDL & Associates and loves spending every spare moment he can with his eight-year old son, Ryan.