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 33rdyear of coaching and 11th as Head Coach at Jefferson. Tim has been a teacher in Bloomington for over 28 years and is currently a Social Studies teacher at Jefferson. Tim has also coached basketball, fastpitch softball and currently coaches girls golf at Jefferson. Tim is a graduate of Jefferson and Bethel University. Tim and his wife Kelly have two boys, Joe and John. Joe and his wife Kelly have a baby daughter, Ella.
Matt Smith - Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks
Matt is entering his 22ndyear of coaching and 10th 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 Sylvia.
Woody Bachman - Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers
Marc (Woody) Bachman is in his 1st season serving as defensive coordinator for Jefferson. Bachman spent 10 seasons serving as an assistant coach and co-special teams coordinator at Gustavus Adolphus College. Bachman has also served as head football coach at St. Peter and Mankato Loyola and as an assistant coach at Augsburg University and Eden Prairie. Bachman taught at Saint Peter High School from 1993-2022 and served as Operations and Maintenance Supervisor since 2008. Bachman is a graduate of Gustavus Adolphus College and Fairmont High School. Woody and his wife Wendy, a Jefferson graduate, have four children: Beau, Alina, Chloe and Avery.
Greg Kimbrough – Running Backs
Peter Knutson – Wide Receivers
Peter taught for three years at both Normandale Hills Elementary and Oak Grove Middle. He is now employed as a sales representative for a higher-education publishing company, Cengage. He was a tight end and punter at Bethel University. Peter played WR for Jefferson when he was in high school. He leads the youth group for Junior High at Grace Church in Eden Prairie. Peter loves spending time outside, playing sports, and working out. Peter has a passion for youth mentorship, youth sports, and youth development.
Jon Leverenz – Special Teams/Linebackers
Jon (nobody calls him that), Levy has been coaching in Bloomington for 30 years. He teaches Biology and Human Anatomy at Jefferson. He started teaching at Olson Junior High for three years before moving over to JHS in 1997. He is the Boys Track Head Coach. He has 20 years of football coaching experience. Levy graduated from Ankeny High School (Iowa) and the University of Minnesota. He enjoys fishing, gardening, and biking. He is married to Michele, a Jefferson graduate, and live in Lakeville. They have two children: Tate and Skyler.
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.
Justin Spangler - Defensive Line
Coach Spangler has been coaching for 5 years, both at the college and high school level. This will be his first year at Jefferson High School, working with the defensive line. Coach Spangler played four years of at Mayville State University in North Dakota. Post college, Coach Spangler worked one year with Mayville State, coaching their defensive line. After that, he went on to coach for two years at Adams State University in Colorado, working with their defensive line and linebackers. Following Adams State, Coach Spangler moved on to coach defensive line at Westfield Area High School in Wisconsin for one year. Coach Spangler is looking forward to this opportunity to work with the team and staff at Jefferson and is excited to see what the season holds.
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 9th 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 8th year in Bloomington. He lives in Bloomington with his wife, Keely, who coaches Volleyball for Jefferson High School. They have two boys: Nash and Colter.
Dustin Keolanui-Wilson - B Team Secondary Coach/Receivers
Dustin is entering his fourth year of coaching high-school sports. He has experience coaching football, wrestling, and soccer. Dustin played three years of professional football overseas in Japan representing the United States against the J-1 league. Dustin and his Fiancé, Sam, recently moved to the Twin Cities after both graduating from the University of Northern Iowa with their two dogs, Pono and Kona. Dustin is excited to be joining the Jefferson football program and getting to know the students and community.
Tremaine Roundtree - B Team Secondary Coach/Offensive and Defensive Line
Coach Tree is entering his first year of Highschool coaching. He coached many years in youth football, basketball, and soccer. He has six kids, two biological and is the Guardian of his four nieces and nephews. He is a firm believer in learning as long as you are living.
Dave Ladd - Freshman Head Coach
Coach Ladd returns for his 5th season with the Bloomington Jefferson Football Program, his 3rd as Freshman Head Coach. He also coaches the linebacker and running backs position for the freshman squad. He is a graduate of Hutchinson (MN) High School and has coached football at the youth, middle school, and semi-professional levels. In addition, he serves on the Board of Directors and the Football Board for the Valley Athletic Association (VAA) in Apple Valley, MN. Coach Ladd is Founder and President of RDL & Associates, a government relations and strategic communications firm. He loves spending every spare moment he can with his son, Ryan.
Talisman Squires - Freshman Assistant 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.
Mike MacEntee - Freshman Assistant Coach