Coaches

Marvin Jones

HEAD COACH

Marvin Jones is one of the finest linebackers in the history of college football. A stunning combination of speed, strength, and instinct, Marvin was such an intense competitor that opposing offenses all but conceded running in his direction. Marvin became the first Florida State University player to capture two national awards in the same year when he earned both the Butkus Award as the nation’s top linebacker and the Lombardi Award as the nation’s top linemen and went on to become a 3-time all American and Finished as a Heisman Finalist while leading his team to an amazing record of 32-5.

Marvin was a first-round draft choice in the NFL, it was the highest an FSU player had ever been selected in the NFL draft. He played 11 seasons with the New York Jets and started all 80 games of his last five seasons. Marvin ranks third in Jets’ history with 1,200 tackles (811 solo), notching eight 100-plus tackle seasons. For all his contributions on the field, Marvin was recognized with several MVP awards and honored as team Captain and selected as a 1st team All-Pro in 2000. Most recently Marvin was inducted into the F.S.U Hall of Fame & Had is #55 Jersey retired in 2016, selected to the ACC 50th Anniversary Football Team and the NFL presented Marvin with the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award. The prestigious Walter Payton Man of the Year Award is unique among NFL honors. It is the only NFL award that recognizes a player for his community service activities as well as his excellence on the field   2019 – Served as the Def Coordinator/ Interim Head Coach Omaha Beef. which his defense finished 2nd in the league in fewest points allowed on the season. Then later in the season became interim Head Coach where he lead the Omaha Beef into Playoffs by beating Sioux City Bandits  to face off against Salina Liberty for the Northern Division Championship in which the beef fell short 44-42. A stellar defense in which Taylor Hawkins (CB) of Omaha Beef signed a contract with BC Lions of the CFL. Omaha Beef finished the season 8-5 and 2nd in the division.   2019 – Currently Serves as Def Coordinator of the Spiral Tropic Bowl  in Daytona Florida, Which showcases college athletes through an all-star game which features them in front NFL, CFL Professional teams   2018 – Served as Dir of Football Operations/Head Coach/Def Coordinator Cedar Rapids Titans of the (IFL) in which his defense finished 1st in the IFL in passing yardage allowed. A defense that saw  Rookie of the year (DE)Ricardo Bell & (DE)Timothy Hamilton sign with the BC Lions of the CFL. A High powered offense which saw (C) Andrew Erbes sign a contract with Montreal Alouettes and Current XFL Draftee Randall Harris lead the way   2017 – Served as Def Coordinator/ Interim HC of Colorado Crush. (IFL)   2016 – Served as Coaching Intern Outside Linebackers (New York Jets) Served under the coaching staff of Todd Bowles current Tampa Bay Bucs (Def Coordinator).   2015 – Served as Def Coordinator of the Hudson Valley Fort (FXFL)   2014- Served as LB Coach of the Brooklyn Bolts (FXFL) led the league in all defensive categories and Finished as league Champions. A defense that saw current players like Safety Jordan Dangerfield ( Pittsburgh Steelers) and  (CB) Kevin Fogg of the Toronto Argonauts excel.

Adam Loftis

Defensive Secondary

Adam is entering his second year as a full-time coach with the Omaha Beef. His responsibilities include the defensive secondary and strength and conditioning for the team. Adam started working with the Beef while completing his Master’s Degree at the University of Nebraska Omaha. During the 2011-2013 seasons, Adam worked as an Assistant Defensive Coach and Strength Coach with the Omaha Beef

Coach Loftis is entering his second year with Iowa Western Community College. He works with the Reiver Women’s Basketball and Volleyball Teams. Adam most recently came from the University of Alabama Birmingham, where he was a Athletic Performance Coach. His responsibilities included designing and implementing a year-around program for Track and Field, Indoor Volleyball, and Cheer and Dance. He also assisted with football workouts

After completing his Master’s Degree Adam joined Xplosive Edge, where he was the Assistant Director of Athletic Performance. There he worked with youth athletes all the way up to professionals. Adam’s responsibilities while at Xplosive Edge was writing workouts for all of their teams and groups, with an emphasis on athletic performance and injury prevention. He also was responsible for coordinating and developing the speed and agility drills. Adam also had the opportunity to work with the Omaha Lancers Hockey team from 2013 through 2015. During his time with the Lancers they qualified for the playoffs in 2013 and 2014, and sent 53 players to Division I programs.Adam volunteered at the University of Nebraska Lincoln with Husker Power during the 2015 Fall Semester. He worked with the 2015 National Champion Volleyball team. He also assisted in the implementation of programs for the Huskers’ baseball, softball, track and field, women’s soccer and rifle teams.

Coach Loftis is certified through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (CSCS) and the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association (SCCC). He has also obtained the Level 1 Sports Performance Coach certification through USA Weightlifting and holds his Fitness Nutrition Specialist certification through the National Academy of Sports Medicine.

Damon Ware

Offensive Coordinator

Damon Ware joins the Omaha Beef in 2020 as the Offensive Coordinator after spending the 2019 IFL season with the Nebraska Danger as their Offensive Line Coach.In Nebraska, Ware helped lead the Danger to the third ranked rushing attack in the Indoor Football League, along with the #1 rusher in the league and Rookie of the Year Tommy Armstrong (Nebraska). “After spending time in Nebraska during the 2019 season and being around a great group of passionate fans, I was thrilled with the opportunity to come to Omaha,” said Ware. “Omaha is an outstanding organization with great tradition, and teaming back up with Coach Jones, we have a great opportunity to develop great athletes and compete for a championship.”

In 2018, Ware served as Assistant Head Coach/Offensive Coordinator for the Cedar Rapids Titans where he led the #1 passing offense in the IFL. Ware’s Quarterback Jake Medlock (Florida International) led the Indoor Football League in passing yards per game and passing touchdowns. In 2017, Ware also held the title of Assistant Head Coach/Offensive Coordinator for the Colorado Crush

 

Coach Ware was honored with the opportunity to coach with the New Orleans Saints of the National Football League (NFL) through the Minority Internship Fellowship program.  Ware worked as an assistant wide receivers coach. Ware has also officiated football at the high school, and junior college levels of football while finishing hisMasters Degree in Organizational Leadership.

Luis Class

Special Teams Coach

Luis Class has been involved with Arena/Indoor football since 2015. First as the Director of football operations with the Las Vegas Outlaws of the AFL. Since then he has been with the Colorado Crush and Cedar Rapids Titans of the IFL. During the off season he volunteers as a assistant coach for The Money Team youth league in Las Vegas. He  also helps former players try to enter the coaching ranks ranging from high school to college.

Coleman Gore

Offensive Line Coach

Coleman played college football for Midland Lutheran College from 2004-2008, and then served as a student assistant coach for Midland in 2009.  Coleman has been coaching the O-line and D-line for Malcolm High School in Nebraska since 2009.

Gregg Hendricks

HEAD EQUIPMENT MANAGER