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
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)
Full List
Max James

Max James

Running Backs Coach

Phone (219) 464-5499

Recruits: D.C., Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, Georgia

Max James joined the Valpo football coaching staff as running backs coach prior to the Fall 2021 season. 

James came to Valpo after spending time on staff at the University of Tennessee from 2019-2021 as a graduate assistant who worked with quarterbacks and wide receivers.

James was the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Cincinnati Christian University from 2017-2019 and served as an offensive coach at his alma mater, St. Xavier High School in Cincinnati, from 2011-2017. He was on staff at St. Xavier for an Ohio Division I state championship in 2016.

What They’re Saying About Coach James

Joe Osovet, Former Tennessee Tight Ends Coach: “Max has an amazing ability to relate to today’s student-athletes. He has a high football IQ combined with a tireless work ethic on and off the football field. The Valpo football program just got better with the addition of Max James.”

Trevor Zeiders, Point University Defensive Coordinator: “Max is a very bright and up-and-coming coach. He is passionate about the game and wants to be the best. He is willing to work diligently to improve and make those under and around him better.”