Special Teams Philosophy, Game-planning, & Transferable Skill- Mike Toerperby Lauren's First and Goal
Do you want a good look at your culture? Ask yourself this, "What do our special teams and weight room look like?" Ithaca Head Coach Michael Toerper values those highly, so much so that he serves as the teams coordinator.
The culture of the team will be reflected by the culture of the special teams. In this course, Coach Toerper shares his philosophy on developing the culture through special teams. He delves into their game planning and shares how the skills developed on the special teams units are transferrable to other phases of the game.
Mike Toerper | Head Coach | Ithaca College
Michael Toerper was named as the 11th head coach of the Ithaca College football program on February 18, 2022.
In his first season as head coach in 2022, Toerper guided the Bombers to one of the most historic seasons in program history. The Bombers finished 12-1 and reached the NCAA Division III Quarterfinals. Ithaca College secured its first undefeated regular season since 1986 and claimed its first outright Liberty League title with a 31-28 win over Union.
Toerper served as the defensive coordinator for the Bombers from 2017-19. He went on to become the safeties coach at Division I Holy Cross for two seasons helping to turn Crusaders' defense into one of the top units in the FCS in 2021.
Toerper spent seven years at Johns Hopkins and one season at Duquesne University.