Meet the Coaches
Founder, Coach Atlanta, Birmingham, Pensacola
Mike McCabe is the owner and founder of One On One Kicking. He operates out of the Pensacola (FL), Birmingham (AL), and Atlanta (GA) divisions. He is a top high school, college, and NFL Evaluator.
Since 2001, Coach McCabe has trained hundreds of punters, kickers, and specialists under his One On One Kicking brand. He has helped his students and clients earn scholarships to prestigious universities throughout the country on every level. He is also one of the top college and NFL evaluators for specialists. In 2012, both the Ray Guy and Lou Groza Award Winners for Top Punter and Kicker in the country, Ryan Allen and Cairo Santos, were trained by One On One Kicking – the first time EVER that a training facility trained both in the same year Coach Mike McCabe has trained, instructed, taught, and assisted dozens of professional kickers and punters in the NFL and CFL, hundreds of All-Americans and National Champions in the NCAA, and thousands of All-Americans and All-States in high school.
One of the best testaments is Johnny Hekker perfecting his craft from being a walk-on at Oregon State University to setting multiple NFL records and being a perennial Pro Bowler with the Los Angeles Rams. McCabe has been featured on many media outlets including ESPN, CBS, NBC, FOX Sports, Players Tribune, Rivals, Scout, and other regional carriers.
He has also been a featured speaker at the annual AFCA conference discussing his craft. Prior to an NCAA rule change in 2017, he was one of the first specialist instructors for college camps at various universities including Alabama, Ohio State, Miami (FL), Tennessee, Virginia, Michigan, Michigan State, Minnesota, Kentucky, Louisville, among others. McCabe is a former All-American punter at Illinois State University under Urban Meyer. After a short career with the Chicago Bears and the World League of American Football, McCabe coached at the collegiate and high school levels including Miami (OH), Miami (FL), and Prattville High School (AL), and Florence High School (AL).
Coach Texas National Dir of Kicking
Brian was a three-year starter at Prattville High School where he helped them to three 6A State Championships. In 2008, his final year at Prattville, he was the State Championship MVP as well as a Parade All-American. He attended Mississippi State from 2010-2012 where he was a two-year Kickoff Specialist. He was also a member of the Champions Club and the M Club from 2010-2012. He has been with One on One Kicking since 2005 starting out as a player/coach and becoming a full-time coach after he left college. He has successfully run kicking camps for Ohio State, Kentucky, Houston, Florida, Marshall, UAB, LaTech, Texas A&M, Texas State, and Ole Miss.
2009-2013: Collegiate Kicker
2013-Present: Kicking Coach
An ACC All-American, Academic All-American, and Ray Guy Semi-Finalist punter for Clemson University (2008-2011) and briefly for the Atlanta Falcons (2012), Coach Dawson Zimmerman has trained punters and kickers with One On One Kicking since 2012.
He has personally trained and coached a number of former and current NFL punters, including AJ Cole (Raiders), Tyler Newsome (Chargers), Ian Berryman (Jets), and Blake Gillikin (Penn State), while also training and coaching alongside NFL veterans Johnny Hekker (Rams) and Ryan Allen (Patriots, Falcons).
Snapping Coach Atlanta, birmingham
Alabama High School All-State Center 1992
Walk On- Awarded a full scholarship by Hall of Fame Coach Gene Stallings
Long Snapper for the University of Alabama
Spent time with the following NFL teams:
New York Giants
2018 McNeese Football Hall of Fame 75 year football team 2018 Preseason All-SLC 1st Team 2018 Phil Steele Preseason All-America 3rd Team 2018 Jim Downing Memorial Senior Scholarship Award 2017 Special Teams MVP 2017 AP All-America 2nd Team 2017 AFCA All-America 2nd Team 2017 Phil Steele All-America 4th Team 2017 All-SLC 1st Team 2017 All-Louisiana 2nd Team 2016-18 All Southland Conference All-Academic 2018: Led McNeese in Scoring and ranked #1 in the southland with most field goals. He went 16-21 with a long of 45 yards with THREE blocked. 2017: One of the top kickers in the nation after hitting 12 of 13 of his field goals and 27 of 28 extra point attempts… ranked No. 2 in the FCS in FG percentage at 92.3… his only missed field goal was one that was blocked against Northwestern State in the 10th game of the season… hit a 52-yard FG at Lamar in the season finale, tying as the third-longest in school history… led the team in scoring for the second straight year with 63 points. 2016: Led McNeese in scoring with 54 points… ranked ninth in the SLC in points by kicking… connected on 7 of 8 field goals and 33 of 37 extra points… missed his first FG attempt in the season opener then followed with seven consecutive makes… had a long of 47 yards against Abilene Christian… averaged 61.1 yards per kickoff and had 12 touchbacks on 59 kicks.
At Alabama: Did not see any action in 2015… in 2014 was the Crimson Tide’s backup place-kicker … played in two games, getting the start against Western Carolina … went 2-for-3 on field goal attempts and 9-for-10 on extra points … scored 15 points … long field goal was 28 yards.
Western Carolina: Saw his first action in an Alabama uniform … started at place-kicker and hit 2-of-3 field goals and all six extra points.
Auburn: Connected on two of three extra points with one attempt blocked.
Jimmy Howell is a South Carolina native, who grew up playing basketball, soccer, and football. He quickly grew a passion for football and began focusing more on growing his knowledge and skills related to becoming a kicker, punter, and quarterback. During his high school years he started receiving accolades to include All State, All Region, and numerous others. He received multiple full scholarship offers to various collegiate programs, and he chose to attend the University of Virginia. He was their starting punter for four consecutive years and majored in Psychology and then went on to achieve a Masters in Nursing.
Coaching, Exercise Planning, Mentoring, Leadership
College Awards: Academic Honor Roll George Welsh Award for the Special Teams Player of the Year at UVA All ACC Freshmen Team Special Teams Player of the Game 5+ times Ray Guy Award Nominee Chairman of Fellowship of Christian Athletes
CAREER HISTORY 2008- present One on One Kicking Charlottesville Division Director and Coach 2015- present Registered Nurse
As a Redshirt Senior in 2019
Second team Academic All-America®, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) … first team All-Ohio Valley Conference by coaches and communications directors, and Phil Steele … FCS Athletics Directors Association (FCS ADA) Academic All-Star Team … chosen to the 2019 Academic All-District® Team, as selected by CoSIDA … two-time OVC Specialist of the Week … STATS FCS National Special Teams Player of the Week (Nov. 25) after scoring a program record 17 kicking points at Jacksonville State (Nov. 23) … also tied Eastern’s mark of five field goals in a game at JSU … his five field goals came from distances of 24, 25, 28, 34 and 50 yards (Alex Shelton, snapper and Phillip Richards, holder) … finished the 2019 season 18-for-22 on field goal attempts with three of his misses coming from 40 yards or more away … went 17-for-18 on attempts from inside the 40 yard line … made all 37 of his extra-point attempts … kicked off 55 times for an average of 49.8 yards per kickoff and five touchbacks … led the OVC in scoring with 7.6 points per game … was second in the conference in field goal percentage (81.8 percent) and field goals per game (1.50 per game) … ranked ninth in the nation in field goals per game and 12th in field goal percentage … in a driving rain, and on a completely saturated field, hit four field goals and three extra-points to account for 15 of EKU’s 33 points in a win at Eastern Illinois (Oct. 26) … was 3-for-3 on field goals against Tennessee Tech (Nov. 16).
As a Redshirt Junior in 2018
FCS Athletics Directors Association (FCS ADA) Academic All-Star Team … appeared in all 11 games … made 15-of-21 field goal attempts … connected on all 33 point-after attempts … hit a season-long 43-yard field goal in the season-finale at Tennessee Tech (Nov. 17) … kicked off 60 times with 11 touchbacks and an average of 57.4 yards per kickoff … punted five times and placed four inside the 20 yard line … led the Ohio Valley Conference and finished 12th in the nation with 1.36 field goals per game … was fifth in the OVC with a 71.4 field goal percentage … two-time OVC Specialist of the Week … made three field goals in a game twice, against Southeast Missouri (Sept. 22) and at Tennessee Tech (Nov. 17) … earned the Ohio Valley Conference Medal of Honor, which is given annually to the student-athletes that achieve the highest grade point average in a conference-sponsored sport … earned a spot on the Ohio Valley Conference Commissioner’s Honor Roll.
Coach Will attended Coffee High School in Douglas Georgia from 2003-2007 where he was a member of the football and soccer teams. He was the starting punter and handled all kickoff duties for three years. He stepped in and handled the placekicking duties halfway through his junior and all of his senior year after an injury to the starter. He attended Troy University from 2007-2011 on a punting scholarship. He was a four-year starter from 2008-2011, starting in a school record 51-games. While attending Troy he obtained a bachelors degree in History and a Masters in International Relations. He joined the One on One family in 2007 and has been with us for over ten years. He started out as a player coach in 2007 and progressed to full coach after his career in college ended. He has successfully helped run camps all over the country including camps at Florida, Texas A&M, UAB, and of course Troy.
2007-2011: *Punter at Troy University
2011-2013 *Masters from Troy University
2013-present *Coach for One on One Kicking
Coach Means trained in the Summer of 2007 featuring Rams Punter Johnny Hekker, Clemson Punter Dawson Zimmerman, Louisville Kicker Chris Philpott and Virginia Punter Jimmy Howell. Coach Means guest coaches at summer training periodically through the summer.
Patrick Means started coaching specialists camps at Auburn University while attending Ole Miss, where he was a Kicker on the football team from 2002 to 2004. He started at One On One Kicking in the Fall of 2006 while coaching his brother, Jordan Means. Later that year, he coached the East Team for the Offense-Defense Bowl with Mike McCabe and has been working closely with Coach McCabe ever since. He has run training locations in Birmingham, Atlanta, Honolulu and currently outside Savannah, GA in Richmond Hill. During this time Coach Means also served as a lead coach for camps such as Alabama and Florida. Coach Means also trained and housed summer training in the Summer of 2007 featuring Rams Punter Johnny Hekker, Clemson Punter Dawson Zimmerman, Louisville Kicker Chris Philpott and Virginia Punter Jimmy Howell. Coach Means guest coaches at summer training periodically through the summer. He currently coaches at Richmond Hill High School, which competes at the 6A level, as the Special Teams Coordinator, Co-Offensive Coordinator, WR Coach and Recruiting Coordinator. All these positions are under Head Coach Matt LeZotte. He is married to Britany Means and the father of two boys, Aiden & Emerson.
Director of Kicking for Georgia Owner/Operator One On One Kicking- Coastal Elite Division
January 2010-Present Coastal Elite Division – Savannah, GA -Opened Coastal Elite Division -Develop and Organize training for Coastal Elite Division for One On One Kicking outside Savannah in Richmond Hill, GA
July 2013 – Present Richmond Hill High School
October 2009-August 2014 Atlanta Divison – Atlanta, GA -Develop and Organize training for Atlanta Division for One On One Kicking in Atlanta, GA
January 2009 – October 2009 Honolulu Division – Honolulu, HI -Opened Honolulu Division -Develop and Organize training for Specialists
January 2007- January 2009 Birmingham Division – Birmingham, AL Pratville Division – Prattville, AL Atlanta Division – Atlanta, GA
June 2002, 2003, 2004 Auburn University -Coached Auburn University Specialist Camp
Coach Savannah, GA
Aaron Mize from Chickamauga GA played college ball at Shorter University from 2011-2014, where he started all 4 years as the punter. Aaron also was nominated and named an All American 1st Team Punter for the Mid-South Conference (NAIA) his freshman year with and distance punt average of 41.3.
He started training with One On One Kicking and Mike McCabe back in 2016 to further his knowledge of punt training and for the pros.
Coach Los Angeles
COACH BROOMFIELD, CO
Coach Lubbock TX
College Playing Experience:
Punted at Arkansas State 2013-2016
Coach / Entraîneur Montreal Quebec
Coach Fentress comes to One on One Kicking after coaching specialists at the collegiate level at Montana State University and the University of Wyoming respectively. Ben Fentress. During the 2018 season he coached Wyoming place-kicker Cooper Rothe, who earned First Team All-Mountain West honors, was named the 2018 MW Special Teams Player of the Year and was one of three finalists for the prestigious Lou Groza Award, which honors the nation’s top collegiate place-kicker each year. During the 2018 season, Rothe made 16 for 17 field goals and finished first in the nation in field goal percentage at 94.1%. Fentress was involved in creating special teams scouting reports, practice plans, recruiting and specialist film review.
While at Montana State, he coached punter Jered Padmos, who was named Second Team All-Big Sky Conference. Padmos averaged 42.5 yards per punt and ranked 15th in the FCS in punting in 2016 as a freshman. In his two years at MSU, the Bobcats ranked 18th nationally in net punting in 2016 and seventh in 2017. Coach Fentress first began working with kickers and punters at Aspen High School in Aspen, CO and later Basalt High in Basalt. During his time at Basalt he coached Kicker Bertilio Garcia to All League honors four times and All State three times. Coach Fentress has also coached NFL and CFL free Agents with long time NFL kicking coach Gary Zauner at Coach Zauner’s Pro Development Camps.
He has also worked camps and lessons with Mike King of Shoals Kicking Development in Florence, AL. A native of Decatur, AL Fentress played for Don Woods at Hartselle High School where he was Decatur Daily All Area team, and MVP Special Teams at Hartselle.
He continued his career at Austin Peay State University, later Arkansas State University and Maryville College in TN. A long time resident of the Western US, Coach Fentress enjoys Backpacking, River Surfing, and Snowboarding. He enjoys long walks with his 160 lb Newfoundland dog Charlie and chasing snow storms in his teardrop camper in Ski Country. Fentress is also an accomplished Snowboarding Coach and has taught for Mammoth Mountain, Big Sky Resort, The Aspen Skiing Company and a Private Ski Club. He holds a BA in Outdoor Recreation and Minors in German and Physical Education. Coach Fentress oversees the daily operations of One on One Kicking. He’s also in charge of exposure and works tirelessly find scholarship offers and PWO’s for the Specialists at One on One.