Our People

NCSA's staff of former college athletes, coaches and scouts will help you compete for scholarships.We know who you are: an athlete on the verge of making the next step, confident in your ability to raise your game to the next level, just hoping to be noticed, to be given the opportunity to play your game. We've been there.

Nearly all of our 330-strong staff competed at the college level. Now, working with NCSA allows us to help others earn the same opportunity.For people who know the value of college athletics—who continue to benefit from its lessons and values well beyond the span of a college athletic career—it's just about the most rewarding job you can find. We at NCSA share that viewpoint—and a common passion for what we do. In fact, many of us think of it less as a job and more as a lifestyle. But we don’t just bring a real love for college sports; our people bring decades upon decades of experience in college athletics and beyond.

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Anthony Goranson

Head Scout
Monmouth College
I can’t remember a day in my life that wasn’t sports filled. When I was little playing, in Junior Tackle Football, Youth Baseball, and attending summer camps were the highlights of my childhood. In High School I was a three sport athlete (Football, Basketball, Track) reaching All-Conference in all three, while attaining First Team Football All-State Honors and Defensive MVP for the NIC-9 conference.

Nelson Gord

Head Scout
University of Illinois-Chicago
As a high school athlete I was completely ignorant to the recruiting process. After committing to play football and baseball at a DIII school, I decided to go out and see what else was out there for me. After a relentless barrage of phone calls, e-mails, and hand written letters to DI baseball programs, the University of Illinois-Chicago provided me the opportunity to join the team as a non-scholarship player.

Pat Gostele

Video Contractor
Northern Illinois University
Before coming to NCSA, I served as the Sports Director at 23-WIFR in Rockford. During that time, I covered high school sports extensively and got to see the recruiting process from the media’s point of view. I’m excited about helping students reach their goals of playing college sports.

Henry Graham

Saint Mary's College
As a former two sport athlete in high school in Bozeman, Montana, I attended Saint Mary's College of California to play soccer. I have seen firsthand the recruiting process and how it can make or break an athlete's college career.

Aaron Graunke

Video Team Lead
Columbia College Chicago
I started working at NCSA because my brother-in-law, who was a college coach at the time, had used the program's videos to recruit for his team. He suggested that I look into working for NCSA's video department because of how much the video meant to the recruiting process. I took his advice and found an internship with NCSA a month later.

Daniel Green

Digital Marketing Manager
University of Illinois
I came to work at NCSA because I grew up a sports fanatic and wanted desperately to work in the world of athletics. Working in sports would have been good enough, but to work for a company with such a noble mission - to empower leaders through sports - makes me feel like one of the luckiest young professionals out there.

Dan Gregg

Augustana College
I am a living testament to the effectiveness of NCSA. I took advantage of the many options NCSA offered as a high school senior, and it was a huge success. I landed with a great football program and a perfect fit for my situation. I was very satisfied with my football experience in college.

Adam Greuling

VP of Engineering
University of Michigan
Growing up playing every sport I could find gave me a deep appreciation for the dedication, intelligence and hard work that athletics require. A three sport athlete in high school, my collegiate aspirations were cut short by a series of injuries. I came to work at NCSA to be a part of helping young women and men achieve what I missed out on.

Bill Griffith

Head Scout
Emporia State University
I came to NCSA to maintain my positive influence with student athletes and their families. Coaching at the high school, junior college, and four year level for a total of 15 years, I still maintain those relationships with all my former student athletes and families.

Matt Gustafson

Baldwin Wallace University
Playing college baseball was always a dream of mine and when I went through the recruiting process I soon figured out how confusing and tough it can be. I went through the NCSA program myself and found that their services and people made it easier for me to find the right fit academically and athletically.

Nick Halkias

Assistant Recruiting Coach
Columbia College Chicago
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Matt Hall

Head Scout
US Army JFK Special Warfare Center & School
I joined NCA to help talented young athletes realize their full potential in both sports but more importantly academics. Young athletes and their parents are all too often unaware of the vast opportunities available to them.

Trace Hammond

University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign
What drew me to NCSA was the opportunity to help student-athletes realize their dream of playing collegiality. I want to help student-athletes and their families have more opportunities than I did when I was in high school. I was a two-sport athlete in high school, playing both baseball and football.

Cammy Harms

Head Scout
Arizona State University
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Michael Harrison

Head Football Scout
Ball State University
In high school, I was a great student (4.0 GPA) who was a good athlete (3 sports: All-State in football & All-Conference in basketball). However, I needed more college exposure because I was a late-bloomer at a small school that wasn't on the football recruiter's radar.

Will Hass

August College
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Andrew Haworth

Tulane University
I come to the NCSA with a lot of experience in the sports world. I was a multisport athlete growing up in Atlanta. After 4 years at Tulane, I ended up back in Atlanta for law school. My goal was to use the law to work in sports and help athletes.

Drew Heckmon

Head Scout
Carthage College
I graduated from Woodstock High School in 2006. During my attendance at Woodstock, I was co-captain of both the varsity football and basketball teams. I was named to the All-Conference basketball team and was a state finalist in the Illinois 3 Point Shooting Competition, finishing 5th overall. I went on to graduate from Carthage College in 2010 with a degree in Business Administration.

Kristin Heidloff

Head Recruiting Coach
Georgetown University
As a former Division I women’s basketball player and high school coach, working at NCSA was a natural fit for me.

Chris Heimann

Head Scout
Knox College
Coming to work for NCSA grants me the opportunity to continue my goal of helping high school athletes pursue their love at the college level.