The team will compete July 8-16 in Austria among a field of eight national teams spanning four continents at the International Federation of American Football (IFAF) Senior World Championship.

 

Team USA’s coaching staff is led by former Northwest Missouri State University head coach and three-time NCAA Division II national champion MEL TJEERDSMA. University of Mount Union (Ohio) head coach LARRY KEHRES is the offensive coordinator, and former University of Illinois head coach LOU TEPPER is the defensive coordinator.

 

USA Football is the sport’s national governing body in the United States and is the official football development partner of the NFL and its 32 teams.

 

Fifty-nine (59) countries across five continents possess national football federations dedicated solely to football.

 

U.S. Men’s National Team Coaching Staff


NAME

POSITION

COLLEGE

Mel Tjeerdsma

Head coach

Former Northwest Missouri State head coach

Larry Kehres

Offensive coordinator

Mount Union (Ohio) head coach

Lou Tepper

Defensive coordinator

Former Illinois head coach

Steve Bernstein

Defensive backs

Former Virginia secondary coach

Derrick Williams

Defensive backs

Mary-Hardin Baylor (Texas) secondary coach

Matt Webb

Defensive line

Southeastern Louisiana defensive coordinator

Erik Raeburn

Offensive line

Wabash (Ind.) head coach

Mickey Joseph

Running backs

Langston (Okla.) offensive line coach

Adam Austin

Receivers

Midwestern State (Texas) quarterbacks coach

Jordan Brown

Tight Ends/Football Ops

Hastings (Neb.) defensive line coach

 

Tjeerdsma led Northwest Missouri State to a 183-43 (.810) record in 17 seasons at Northwest Missouri State. He was among the first three coaches inducted into the NCAA Division II College Football Hall of Fame before retiring in 2010.

 

"These men are excellent teachers and football coaches. Our players will enjoy playing for them and I look forward to working beside them," Tjeerdsma said. "We will be well prepared to compete against the world’s best in football in Austria."

 

Forty-five (45) U.S. players will take part in a training camp June 28 to July 4 before departing for Austria. As the sport’s national governing body, participation in USA Football’s national team program does not affect NCAA eligibility. U.S. Men’s National Team players must be at least 20 years old.

 

The United States is part of Group A along with Australia, Germany and Mexico. Group B includes Austria, Canada, France and Japan. A round robin schedule in group play determines who will compete for gold and bronze medals.

 

U.S. Men’s National Team Schedule:


DATE

GAME

TIME

July 8

United States vs. Australia

9:00 a.m. ET

July 10

Germany vs. United States

1:00 p.m. ET

July 12

United States vs. Mexico

1:00 p.m. ET

*Games above will be played in Innsbruck, Austria


2011 IFAF Senior World Championship Medal Round Schedule:


DATE

GAME

TIME

July 15

Bronze Medal Game

1:00 p.m. ET

July 16

Gold Medal Game

1:00 p.m. ET

*Games above will be played in Vienna, Austria

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