Ross Jenkins: Punt Team Proficiencyby Ross Jenkins
Southeastern Louisiana Special Teams Coordinator Ross Jenkins uses game and practice film to break down the importance of team drills, proper stance, and the emphasis of punt team utilizing shield techniques, separation from defenders, as well as attacking the returner at all costs.
Jenkins' insight into blitz pickups, line adjustments, and overall play designs from different special teams packages make this a valuable course for coaches, players, and scouts.
Ross Jenkins joined the Southeastern Louisiana football coaching staff as a special teams and offensive assistant in July 2018. Prior to the 2019 season, Jenkins was elevated to special teams and recruiting coordinator, as well as working with the team’s tight ends.
Jenkins coached one of the top tight ends in school history in 2019, as senior Bransen Schwebel finished with 50 catches for 609 yards and four touchdowns on the way to earning All-Southland and All-Louisiana honors. As the special teams coordinator, Jenkins helped Devonte Williams earn All-Southland Conference honors at punt returner.
A three-year starter at quarterback at Louisiana Tech, the Houston, Texas native returned to Louisiana after multiple coaching stops. During Jenkins’ playing days, Southeastern head football coach Frank Scelfo was his offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach.
Jenkins spent the spring of 2018 as the offensive coordinator, quarterbacks coach and recruiting coordinator at Lake Erie College in Ohio. Prior to heading to Ohio, he spent five seasons at the wide receivers coach and recruiting coordinator at Wingate University.
During his time at Wingate, he was also in charge of the kick return units and coached all returners. In 2017, one of his charges, BJ Muckelvene, was a second team AFCA All-American selection.
The Bulldogs won the South Atlantic Conference championship last season, ranking 24th in the final national polls after a NCAA Division II playoff appearance. Jenkins also coached wide receiver Jordan Berry to four All-Conference seasons during his time at Wingate.
Prior to Wingate, he spent a season as the wide receivers coach at Murray State. He started his coaching career as a graduate assistant and inside receivers coach at Eastern New Mexico.
A 2010 graduate of Louisiana Tech, Jenkins was a three-time WAC Scholar-Athlete Award winner on the way to earning his bachelor’s degree in business economics. He helped Louisiana Tech to an appearance in the 2008 Independence Bowl – the program’s first in 31 years – and was named the Terry Bradshaw Offensive Player of the Year as a senior.