Who We Are

First Down Football Camps is a fundamental skills camp utilizing cutting edge and innovative coaching strategies to encourage the overall development of the athlete. Fundamentals and speed development are the core principles of First Down Football Camps. We are dedicated to helping athletes at any age or skill level maximize their individual abilities as related to their specific position.

Our coaches have nearly 30 years of head coaching experience at the collegiate level and have coached at regional powers such as Wesley, Shepherd, Salisbury, Gallaudet and Frostburg State.

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About Our Camps

Simply put, our college level coaching staffs goal is to help each camper attain their goals. We will do everything in our power to help anyone attending First Down Football Camps play at the college level.

Players will learn much more than just football, they will be taught teamwork, self discipline, consideration of others and how to attain their potential on the field and in life. This is a great opportunity to improve your skills and get recruited at the same time.

Our goal is to give each player the finest football instruction available and a program they will never forget.

-Athletes of all skill levels welcome.
-Athletes will learn position-specific skills necessary to become great players.
-Athletes will learn ways to improve their speed, agility, and power.
-Learn the importance of playing with a positive attitude, discipline, and pride.
-Learn from an intelligent, and talented group of coaches.
-No helmets or pads are needed. Campers only need to bring their own cleats, workout clothes and water.
-There will be a certified athletic trainer on site and present at all times.

*There are no refunds*

Meet the Coaches

Ed Hottle

Head Coach

Phone: 443-352-4267

Clayton Beard

Assistant Head Coach / Offensive Line / Football Operations

Phone: 443-394-9275

Dustin Johnson

Assistant Coach / Defensive Coordinator / Secondary / Community Outreach

Phone: 443-352-4385

Ryan Larsen

Assistant Coach / Offensive Coordinator

Phone: 443-986-5853

Jake Spalik

Assistant Coach / Wide Receivers / Head JV Coach

Phone: 410-207-1512

Todd Nelson

Assistant Coach / Defensive Line / Video Coordinator

Kevin Pharaon

Graduate Assistant / Outside Linebackers / Assistant JV Coach (Defensive Coordinator)

Phone: 240-400-4793

Billy Gunther

Part-Time Assistant Coach / Running Backs

Phone: 410-808-1745

Tim Sternfeld

Part-Time Assistant Coach / Offensive Quality Control

Keith Smith II

Part-Time Assistant Coach / Inside Linebackers

Connor Brown

Volunteer Assistant / Operations Assistant

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Coach Ed Hottle:

Email: ehottle@stevenson.edu

Phone: (443) 352-4267