Coach Wolfert has coached kickers, punters and long-snappers for over 8 years. Pulling from the experience of bouncing around from one professional team to another as well as participating in various professional kicking camps across the country, Wolfert has developed a unique style of coaching which has proven to be extremely effective. Each year, Coach Wolfert places around 30 kickers/punters into College football programs and instructs nearly 175 athletes through Showcases, Elite Performance Camps and Lessons. Coach Wolfert runs Mizzou's 1-day football kicking camp and is requested to run multiple other College institution's summer camps each year.
Approach to Kicking Instruction
Coach Wolfert has am extremely trained eye and keen ability to maximize kickers' potential.
"I can look at a kicker or punter, and identify strengths and weaknesses from a combination of variables: looking at their body and how it's positioned and moves in space, listening to the sound of ball contact, and watching the ball's flight pattern. My background in springboard diving has really helped me understand how to make an athlete move effectively and how to maximize force generation at a specificed point."
Coach Wolfert was one of the feel-good stories in College football, coming out of nowhere to become one of the best kickers in the nation after kicking in just one high school game prior to winning the starting job at Mizzou in the fall of 2006. Coach Wolfert began his career with the Missouri Tigers as a diver on the Mizzou Swim and Dive Team in 2004. After a year diving for Mizzou and several high-place finishes at conference championships, Coach Wolfert felt the pull back to the football field.
In his first season, Coach Wolfert was a perfect 45 for 45 on extra points and 18 for 20 on field goals, getting him a head start toward becoming the NCAA's Most Accurate Kicker. A highlight of Coach Wolfert's career came when he helped his team beat the University of Kansas in 2007 leading his team to a #1 ranking in the BCS. In his career, Coach Wolfert never missed an extra point, going a perfect 185 for 185. Coach Wolfert broke Missouri's all-time scoring record, and ended his career as the NCAA’s Most Accurate Kicker of all-time.
Coach Wolfert played his first season of professional football with the United Football League’s Omaha Nighthawks. He lead the league with 90% made field goals and sent 26% of his kickoffs for touchbacks. After the season, Coach Wolfert was signed by the Cleveland Browns and appeared in 3 pre-season games going 2-2 on FGs (46 and 44 yarders) as well as converting all of his extra points and sending 4 of his 6 kickoffs for touchbacks. He continued to play in the UFL for a second season and went on to convert the league’s longest field goal of 55 yards.
On 1/1/12, Coach Wolfert again signed with the Cleveland Browns. He went 2-3 in preseason making kicks from 32 yards in Green Bay and 45 yards in Detroit (game-winner). Unfortunately, Coach Wolfert did not stick with the Browns. His latest professional stint has been with the FXFL playing for the Florida Blacktips (2014).