Message from Coach Long:
Do you have a passion for football? If that's the case, we'd like to invite you to Greencastle this summer for one of our DePauw Summer Football Camps.
Whether you're looking at our O-Line/D-Line Camp or your high school team is interested in either our four-day Team Camp or the 7-on-7 Passing Camp, our goal is the same - to provide every camper with a fun, exciting atmosphere that will allow you to learn the fundamentals that are required to become an excellent football player.
You'll get position-specific instruction from me, my DePauw football staff, as well as some of the top coaches from around the Midwest. Attending one of our 2011 Football Camps will make you a better player, and it will give you and your team a jump start on the competition for the fall. We're passionate about helping you become a better football player and to eventually become the best player you can be! We look forward to seeing you on campus in June!
Dates - June 13-16, 2011
-- Cost - $235/Overnight; $180 Commuter
-- Age - Grades 9-12
Camp DescriptionJoin many of the top teams from the Midwest for the DePauw University Team Camp. Your team will be able to work out in front of and learn from DePauw University Coach Robby Long and his Tiger staff. Players will get position specific fundamentals instruction in all aspects of football, including passing, rushing receiving, line play, blocking, and pass and run defense.
Campers should bring helmets, shoulder pads, cleats, tennis shoes, t-shirts, socks and gym shorts. This is an overnight
camp, so bed linens, pillow, soap, towels, toiletries, spending money and an alarm clock should accompany each camper.
BIG MAN CHALLENGE--
- June 18, 2011
-- Cost - $75/team
-- Age - Grades 9-12
Camp DescriptionIn conjunction with the 7-on-7 Passing Tournament, the Tiger Football Camp at DePauw will be offering the Big Man Challenge, which will provide an opportunity for linemen to face other teams in a "strongest man" competition. Tire tosses, rep tests, and weighted relays are just a few of the regimens in the Big Man Challenge, which will culminate with a seeded Tug-of-War Tournament. Teams are limited to seven-man squads, but schools may enter as many different groups as desired.
7-ON-7 PASSING CAMP--
- June 18, 2011
-- Cost - $150/team
-- Age - Grades 9-12
Camp DescriptionOur 7-on-7 Camp will provide you with a great opportunity to get a jump start on your competition for the fall season. High school teams will play as a unit, and high schools are welcome to bring more than one team. The camp will provide teams with an excellent opportunity for skill development as they work under the eye of Coach Long and his two-time SCAC championship staff. It will also provide teams with a chance to compete against other high school teams.
THE DEPAUW STAFF
Robby Long - Head Coach, DePauw University Football
In just two years at the helm of the DePauw Football program, Robby Long has taken the Tigers to new heights. DePauw is 16-5 during his head coaching tenure, including an 11-1 mark in the SCAC. Long's squads have won 11 straight SCAC games dating back to the 2009 season, they've won a pair of SCAC Championships and have qualified for the NCAA Division III Playoffs each season.
Before becoming the Tigers' head coach Long spent five seasons on the staff as an assistant coach, including the last three as the Tigers' assistant head coach and defensive coordinator. In the two seasons prior to coming to DePauw, Long served as a graduate assistant on the defensive line at his alma mater, the University of Illinois. He assisted the defensive line coach in planning and conducting practices in addition to organizing and coaching the defensive and special teams scout teams. Long also spent the summer of 2006 as an assistant coach with the Chicago Bears as part of the National Football League's Minority Coaching Fellowship Program.
As a player, Long was a three-year varsity letterman at Illinois and played on the 2001 outright Big Ten champion squad that finished with a 10-2 record and competed in the 2002 Sugar Bowl. He also played on the squad that won the 1999 Micron PC Bowl and finished with an 8-4 record. The Champaign, Ill., native earned a bachelor of science of applied life degree from Illinois.
Joe Deifel - Assistant Coach, DePauw University Football
Joe Deifel joined the DePauw staff in April 2010 as the offensive line and tight ends coach. He previously served as a graduate assistant and tight ends coach at Purdue.
Deifel began his college coaching career at Purdue in July 2007 as an offensive graduate assistant/tight ends and offensive line coach until January 2009 when he was named graduate assistant/tight ends coach. Prior to coming to Purdue, Deifel served as an assistant football coach as well as offensive and special teams coordinator at his alma mater, Henry Clay High School, in Lexington, Ky. He also was the head freshman coach during his stint.
A 2004 graduate of Marshall University in Huntington, W.Va., Deifel earned four letters and was a starting tight end for the Thundering Herd. He was named to the Mid-American Conference Football Honor Roll (academic all-conference) in 2001. As a senior he caught 16 passes for 146 yards and one touchdown.
Len Felton - Assistant Coach, DePauw University Football
Len Felton has spent the last four years as an assistant coach at DePauw and coaches the linebackers. He's been a part of back-to-back SCAC Championships as a member of the DePauw staff, and works with a defense that ranked first in the SCAC this season in rushing defense and second on total defense. In addition to his coaching responsibilities, Felton also serves as the athletic department’s special projects coordinator.
Felton earned a bachelor of science degree in English from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse in 1988 and came to DePauw from Cornell College in Mt. Vernon, Iowa, where he was the defensive backs coach for two seasons. He previously served one year each as an assistant at both St. Norbert College and Lawrence University and was the head coach at St. Thomas More School as well as an assistant in the Village of Allouez School, both in Green Bay. Felton also was a sports reporter for WLUK-TV in Green Bay for 14 years.
Tim Hreha - Assistant Coach, DePauw University Football
Tim Hreha (RAY-ha) is the elder statesman of the DePauw staff, as he recently completed his 32nd year as assistant football coach. In addition to coaching the Tigers' defensive linemen, Hreha is also an assistant track and field coach at DePauw.
Throughout the years, the Tigers’ defense has been ranked among the nation’s leaders. The Tigers ranked in the top three in the SCAC during the 2010 season in rushing defense (1st), total defense (2nd) and scoring defense (3rd). They also ranked second in the league in both sacks and tackles for loss, helping DePauw to a perfect 6-0 conference mark and a second straight conference championship.
Before getting into coaching, Hreha was a three-year letterman in football for DePauw and co-captain during his senior year. A three-year starter at defensive tackle, Hreha earned the team’s spirit award as a junior. After graduating in 1973 with a B.A. degree in history, he earned the M.A.T. degree in physical education in 1976 while serving as graduate assistant football coach. Hreha has also served as head men’s and women’s track and field coach at DePauw and coached Alan Hill to a national pole vault championship as well as two additional all-America awards.
Bobby Jackson - Assistant Coach, DePauw
Bobby Jackson has spent the last four seasons as an assistant for the Tigers and has been a part of the Tigers' back-to-back SCAC championship squads. Jackson coaches the defensive backs and serving as the team's special teams coordinator.
Jackson - who also serves as an assistant coach on DePauw's track and field team - graduated from the University of Illinois in 2001 with a bachelor's degree in economics with a minor in history. He was a four-year starting safety for the Illini and an all-Big Ten selection in 2001. Jackson served as team captain twice, including his senior season when Illinois was the outright Big Ten champion and played in the 2002 Sugar Bowl.
He played professionally with NFL Europe's Scottish Claymore in 2003 where he was the team's special team's captain. Jackson was also on the NFL rosters of the New York Jets, Indianapolis Colts and Green Bay Packers. Most recently, he was an assistant coach at Champaign Central High School in Illinois.
Dustin Ward - Assistant Coach, DePauw University Football
Dustin Ward has spent the last three seasons as the Tigers' offensive coordinator after previously serving as the running backs coach during the 2004 season.
Under his direction, the Tigers have consistently had one of the nation's most explosive offenses. In 2009, the Tigers ranked eighth nationally in passing offense (320.5) and 23rd in total offense (429.9) while leading the SCAC in both categories. This past fall, DePauw once again led the SCAC in passing offense (295.0) and ranked second in total offense (390.8). In his debut season running the offense, the 2008 Tigers finished the season ranked 16th in NCAA Division III in both passing yards per game and passing efficiency rating, 42nd in scoring offense and 47th in total offense.
Ward came from St. Joseph's (Ind.) College where he was the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach during the 2006 season. He also worked as a recruiting assistant at Indiana University in 2005.
A 2003 University of Illinois graduate, Ward earned a bachelor of science degree in leisure studies/sports management. The Champaign, Ill., native played 22 games at quarterback and started nine during his Illini career. He completed just over 54 percent of his career passes for nearly 2,000 yards and 13 touchdowns. In his first season as quarterback in 2000, he earned a start in the Illini's season finale against Northwestern and completed 20 of 37 passes for 246 yards which were all career highs.
For more information, contact Coach Dustin Ward at 800-446-5295 or e-mail us.