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Saturday, March 15, 2008

Coach Zauner is back Consulting

It was actually a late Friday night returning emails to several kickers that had heard about me through the grapevine. Kickers, punters and snappers have their own networking system. Word gets around fast.

Matter of fact Ryan Weigand the UVA punter, who had lessons earlier in the week told me he had never heard about me until about a week ago. My name was mentioned to him by another kicker at Chris Sailers Kicking Camp.

That's OK with me. Word will get around real fast! Matter of fact, back 14 years ago, I was the only kicking consultant that was being hired by NFL teams. Some of the all-time great Head Coaches like Dick Vermeil, Mike Ditka, Marty Schottenheimer, George Siefert, Tom Flores and Dan Reeves all hired me for mini-camps, training camps and some during the season, as a kicking consultant. I had a reputation for working and producing results with all the big name punters and kickers. If somebody had a problem, they would call Coach Zauner. Check out coaches and players testimonials on my web site.

When I became the Special Teams Coach with the Minnesota Vikings in 1994 I had to become exclusive to only the Vikings. I lost all my kicking clients. I really felt bad, because I enjoyed working and training all the guys in the spring and summers. We also had a lot of fun and played a ton of golf!

While coaching 8 years for the Minnesota Vikings we set 3 NFL kicking records. In 1995 Faud Reveiz kicked a record 31 consecutive field goals.
In 1998 Gary Anderson broke Faud's record by kicking 40 consecutive field goals and having the first "Perfect Season" for a kicker.
Also in 1998 Mitch Berger set an NFL record for the most touchbacks (40) in a season.
During the past 14 years, there are so many guys trying to do what I did years ago. I'm amazed at the number of kickers I've coached that have gone on and started their own kicking service or kicking camps.

Well, all I can say is I'm back and with more kicking and NFL special teams experience then any other kicking coach or kicking service on this planet. I look forward to the new challenge of getting my kicking reputation back and in full view of the kicking public.

I believe going on Sirius NFL radio with Pat Kirwan and Tim Ryan will get the word around even quicker. Listen on Tuesdays at 3:45 PM ET.

Just some of my thoughts about the feedback I've been receiving from people.

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