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.

Most of our nearly 500-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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Ty Knott

Recruiting Coach
Southern Oregon University
tknott@ncsasports.org
I have a tremendous commitment on being a team player. I am thrilled to join the NCSA Team and work with student-athletes around the country.
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Christian Koch

Software Engineer
University of Illinois at Chicago
ckoch@ncsasports.org
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Marques Korpela

Head Scout
Southwest Minnesota State University
mkorpela@ncsasports.org
I came to NCSA to make a difference in the lives of student athletes in ways that I was unable to do while coaching high school athletics.
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Pete Kowall

Recruiting Coach
Western Michigan University
pkowall@ncsasports.org
I want to help student-athletes and families better understand the college recruiting process and find a college they want to attend. I want to help these student-athletes so they can have a successful collegiate experience.
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Chris Krause

Founder
Vanderbilt University
ckrause@ncsasports.org
Building on my experience in being recruited to play in the SEC, I began assisting student-athletes to get recruited and play in the college that was the best fit for them. I founded NCSA in 2000 with a passion to help turn dreams into a reality. Since its inception, NCSA has become the leader in helping match college coaches with qualified high school students.
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Eric Kruger

Recruiting Coach
Central Michigan University
ekruger@ncsasports.org
I was a scholarship athlete at Central Michigan University from 2004-2009 as a member of the wrestling team. I was a 4-year letter winner, conference champion, national qualifier, and consistently ranked in the top 15 in the nation. After I graduated, I joined the wrestling staff as an assistant coach and later on as the Director of Operations.
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Jim Krupke

Head Scout
Winona State University
jkrupke@ncsasports.org
I joined the NCSA Athletic Recruiting team because I am passionate about helping families and student athletes take control of their individual recruiting process. After receiving 9 Varsity letters in football, wrestling and track & field at Lake Park high school - I was <em>completely</em> lost as to what to do to take the next step. Fortunately I ended up at Winona State University on a football scholarship, where we won the Conference Championship my Senior year and I was voted team Captain, All Conference & All Mid-American.
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Tom Kudyba

Scout
Illinois Wesleyan
tkudyba@ncsasports.org
I came to NCSA to pay it forward by educating student athletes and families through the recruiting process. As a former member of NCSA, I saw first-hand how they were able to help me connect with college coaches across the United States. I was fortunate to find the right school that fit my needs then and also opened doors for me after graduation.
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Paul La Mott

Head Scout
California Lutheran University
plamott@ncsasports.org
I am thrilled to be a part of the NCSA team! I first became aware of NCSA and its unique approach to representing recruits as the Lead Assistant coach at the University of La Verne. During our recruiting campaign for the 2013-2014 incoming class, we ultimately signed 6 players that we discovered through NCSA.
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Michael Laciura

Scout
Central Michigan University
mlaciura@ncsasports.org
I have been around sports since I could walk. My dad has always been my role model and with his career as a sports editor, he taught me to have the same passion for sports. My goal in life is to do something I love to do and I believe being a scout would be perfect for me.
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Tyler Langford

Recruiting Coach Assistant
Lee University
tlangford@ncsasports.org
I grew up playing football, baseball, and hockey. In college I was blessed to play 2 full seasons of rugby and I'm physically still recovering.
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Dion Lansdale

Head Scout
University of North Texas
dlansdale@ncsasports.org
As a high school basketball athlete I didn't have a lot of direction in the recruiting process and was I lucky to find an opportunity. I could have really used some help in the process.
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Kirkland Lawrence

Football Scout
Baldwin-Wallace College
klawrence@ncsasports.org
Originally from Youngstown, Ohio, I was fortunate enough to play football at Baldwin-Wallace College. I understand the advantages that competing at the collegiate level has created in my life. I was drawn to NCSA's mission and decided to join the team so that I could do my part to empower leaders through sports.
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Ashlee Lawson

VP of Partner Development
Ohio University
alawson@ncsasports.org
I have always had a passion for sports; my dad was a collegiate football athlete and it was always a big part of my upbringing. I played club and high school volleyball but because I went to a small school and was told I wasn’t tall enough to play at the D-1 level, it meant there weren’t any opportunities for me.
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Alex Lawton

Head Scout
Concordia University Wisconsin
alwaton@ncsasports.org
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Joe Leccesi

Assistant Football Manager
St. Xavier University
jleccesi@ncsasports.org
Looking back at my recruiting, I was extremely lucky! I started very late in the process. I wasted a lot of time and money attending camps and visits at schools that were not very interested in recruiting me. Worst of all, I was not proactive at all and I sat back and let the coaches look for me.
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Curtis Lester

Senior National Scout
Eastern Illinois University
clester@ncsasports.org
My mother was a teacher, growing up in a classroom watching my mom teach instilled a passion to always want to give back, always want to help others and sports being a strong passion of mine through the help of NCSA I’m able to use sports as my platform to do exactly that. I remember the summer before my freshman year playing basketball every day so that I can be in shape heading into my first football camp.
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Brandon LeTarte

Head Scout
Arizona Christian University
bletarte@ncsasports.org
I became part of the NCSA team because I have a strong desire for utilizing my passions and experiences to help student athletes not only have the opportunity to compete in sports at the college level, but more importantly have the opportunity to establish and build high character within themselves.
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Dion Lewis

Senior National Scout
Ball State University
dlewis@ncsasports.org
After finishing my 4-year degree at Ball State University, I still was a little confused on what I wanted to do with my Public Relations degree.
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Brandon Liles

Recruiting Coach Team Lead
Indiana Wesleyan University
bliles@ncsasports.org
I work at NCSA because I have an opportunity to work in sports and talk about baseball everyday. I work at NCSA because of the people and culture we have here, and because of the way we help student-athletes make a decision that will affect them for much longer than those four years after high school.
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