Football Coaches
Landon Fox
Head Coach
Chris Limbach
Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks Coach
Brian Dougherty
Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers
Alex Bayer
Special Teams Coordinator / Tight Ends Coach
Brad Bustle
Offensive Line Coach / Run Game Coordinator
Fred Gladney
Wide Receivers Coach
RJ Ghilarducci
Defensive Line Coach
Max James
Running Backs Coach
Madison Soliday
Director of Football Operations
Andrew Lutgens
Nickelbacks Coach
Alex Land
Defensive Tackles Coach
Yoni Offit
Defensive Quality Control
Trent Smart
Associate Director of Sports Performance
Jake Puckett
Sports Performance Assistant
Shane Heston
Director of Recruiting
Nathan Twedt, ATC, LAT
Head Athletic Trainer (FB, WTE, MGO, WGO)
Nicole Mioduski, ATC, LAT
Assistant Athletic Trainer (FB, SWIM)
Logan Battreall, ATC, LAT
Assistant Athletic Trainer (BASE, FB)
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Alex Bayer

Alex Bayer

Special Teams Coordinator / Tight Ends Coach

Email Alex.Bayer@valpo.edu

Alex Bayer joined the Valpo coaching staff prior to the 2021 fall season as special teams coordinator and tight ends coach.

Bayer, who was a member of the St. Louis Rams active roster from May 2014 to August 2015 and the San Diego Chargers practice squad from September 2015 to January 2016, will serve as the program’s tight ends coach and special teams coordinator.

Bayer arrives at Valpo after serving as a special teams analyst at Wake Forest University, a role he had held since May 2019. He previously spent time as a tight ends coach at Otterbein University from July 2016 to April 2019.

Bayer was ranked on ESPN.com’s list of the top 75 tight ends in the nation in 2009 on his way to earning a full scholarship to play at Bowling Green State University, where he was a four-year starter and shattered the school record for receptions by a tight end. He was ranked the third best tight end in the state of Ohio in 2009.

What They’re Saying About Coach Bayer

Dave Clawson, Wake Forest Head Coach: “Alex is one of the most talented tight ends I have ever coached. His development as a leader and selfless teammate who was willing to sacrifice for his teammates were his defining qualities as a player, leader, teammate and captain for us at Bowling Green. Due to his high character and football intelligence, I offered Alex a job on our staff at Wake Forest, where he continued to develop for us as a coach.”

Wayne Lineburg, Wake Forest Tight Ends Coach / Special Teams Coordinator: “Alex did an excellent job for us here at Wake Forest in his role as special teams analyst. He worked very hard for our program and was an important member of our staff. Having played tight end in college as well as in the NFL and having worked here as a special teams coach has prepared him well for his role at Valparaiso. He has a bright future ahead of him.”