Football Coaches
Landon Fox
Head Coach
Chris Limbach
Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks Coach
Brian Dougherty
Defensive Coordinator/Safeties Coach
Dave Bucar
Assistant Head Coach/Offensive Line Coach/Run Game Coordinator
Jon Robinson
Special Teams Coordinator/Linebackers Coach
Brannon Dunn
Defensive Line Coach/Run Game Coordinator
Devin Figaro
Wide Receivers Coach
Ed Reny
Tight Ends Coach
Alex Curtis
Strength & Conditioning Coach
Cory Colder
Running Backs Coach
Brandon Frase
Nickelbacks Coach
Zach Carney
Defensive Line Assistant
Madison Soliday
Assistant Director of Football Operations
Jackson Caudell
Player Personnel Intern
Dena Smiley
Administrative Assistant
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Brandon Frase

Brandon Frase

Nickelbacks Coach


Brandon Frase has joined the Valpo football program as a nickelbacks coach for the 2019 season. 

Before coming to Valpo, Frase served as a varsity assistant at the high school level, first at Cuyahoga Falls High School in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio (July 2015 – January 2018) and then at Orange High School in Pepper Pike, Ohio (August 2018 – December 2018). At both schools, he was the wide receivers and defensive backs coach. He also spent the 2016 campaign as the co-defensive coordinator at Cuyahoga Falls.

During his time at Orange, Frase helped the team to a 5-0 start for the second time in school history and to an eventual OHSAA playoff berth, the third in school history. He coached multiple players who received all-conference honors including a safety who was a 2018 first-team selection after racking up 84 tackles. Prior to his prep coaching career, Frase played wide receiver and safety at Ohio Wesleyan during the 2013 and 2014 seasons. He graduated from Kent State University with a degree in physical and health education in December 2018.

What They’re Saying About Coach Frase


Jonathan Gannon, Indianapolis Colts Defensive Backs/Cornerbacks Coach: “Brandon will bring an outstanding work ethic and a lot of juice to Valpo. He will connect with the players and get the most out of them. This is a great hire for Valpo’s program.”

Deon Broomfield, Indiana State Cornerbacks Coach: “Brandon was always eager to learn and spend extra time to perfect his craft as a player and young coach. He has a bright future in the coaching industry.”

Adam Bechlem, Orange HS Head Coach: “Brandon is hard working and passionate about football and teaching the game to young men. He is competitive and respects the work involved in winning.”

Tom Mitchen, Orange HS Defensive Coordinator: “Brandon is a young and hungry coach who is learning his way in this profession the right way. He is never afraid to learn something new and soaks everything in like a sponge. He knows the game and knows what it takes to get the best out of his players by valuing the relationships he builds with them.”