- Freshman Coaches
- JV Coaches
- Varsity Coaches
- David SedmakHead Varsity CoachDavid SedmakHead Varsity CoachCoach David Sedmak will be in his 2nd season as Head Football Coach at DMHS, but this will be is 22nd year as head coach. His previous head coaching experience includes stints at Shaker Heights High School, Mason High School, and Beachwood High School in Ohio and finally Scottsdale Prep in Scottsdale. Over those 20 seasons, his record is 136-83 and his teams have won 9 league championships and qualified for the state play-offs 7 times. 35 of his former players have earned Division IA Football scholarships, while over 100 have played some level of their respective college careers. Coach Sedmak is a strong advocate of student-athletes achieving their potential in all phases of their lives, and many of his players have achieved exceptional academic success. He is also an advocate of multiple sport participation, as many of his former football players went on to play other sports at the collegiate level, and Coach was a 2 sport athlete (football and wrestling) at both Peters Township High School in Pittsburgh, PA area and at Allegheny College in Meadville, PA. Most importantly, Coach Sedmak instills in his players the idea that “attitude is everything,” and uses football as a means to help them learn how to achieve career and family success later in life. Coach and his wife Pamela have been married 28 years.
- Kurt WarnerVarsity Offensive CoordinatorKurt WarnerVarsity Offensive Coordinator
Coach Kurt Warner joined DM in 2013 as the Quarterbacks coach. He now serves as the Offensive Coordinator for the varsity football team. Coach Warner was raised primarily in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. While attending Regis High School in Cedar Rapids, he excelled in basketball, baseball, and football. After earning the starting quarterback position his junior year, his high school coach, recognizing Warner’s on-the-field intelligence, allowed his QB to sometimes call his own plays. Coach Warner is a parent and former high school, college, Arena and NFL football quarterback who has become a part-time TV football analyst, a philanthropist, and high school football coach. For over a decade, Coach Warner captained NFL teams to the Super Bowl three times in his career, earned two NFL MVP awards, and threw for more than 200 career touchdowns. Coach Warner will be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on August 5, 2017 in Canton, Ohio, home of the Hall of Fame. His son Kade is a DMHS 2017 Graduate and played as a Wide Receiver. He will be playing for the University of Nebraska in the fall. When choosing his jersey number Coach Warner chose 13 as a way to show his disdain for superstition and other things that don’t line up with his faith. Coach Warner believes “Anything is possible” and consistently delivers this message to his children and the football players here at Desert Mountain.
- Art Alfred IIIVarsity Defensive CoordinatorArt Alfred IIIVarsity Defensive CoordinatorCoach Alfred is entering his second season at Desert Mountain and will serve as the Defensive Coordinator. Coach Alfred joins us from Horizon High School where he spent the last two seasons as the running backs and safeties coach. During the 2013 season, Coach Alfred was part of the football staff at Phoenix College where he served as the defensive backs coach and special teams coordinator. Prior to relocating to the valley in 2013, Coach Alfred spent four years coaching at the high school and junior college levels in California. Coach Alfred is a graduate of Iowa State University where he played as a walk-on linebacker during the 1999-2000 season. Coach Alfred and his wife Hailey are the proud parents of a 2 year old son and they love being part of the Desert Mountain Community.
- Jon SaltzmanVarsity Asst. Head Coach and Running BacksJon SaltzmanVarsity Asst. Head Coach and Running BacksThis will be Coach Jon’s 8th season coaching within the Wolves football program and 6th year coaching the Varsity Running Backs. Coach Saltzman grew up outside of St. Louis, Missouri and attended Parkway Central High School, where he lettered in Varsity football playing running back and defensive back. He was a district champion in wrestling and served as Captain his sophomore and junior seasons before injury ended his wrestling career. After high school, Coach Saltzman moved to the desert to continue his education and earned a Bachelors Degree in Physical Education K-12 from Arizona State University. Growing up in St. Louis, Coach Saltzman is a Cardinals baseball fan for life! Also it is not uncommon to see his cheering for the Buckeyes on Saturdays. Go Bucks! He hopes to teach his players how to turn aggression into productivity and how to push themselves beyond the limits to which they thought they were bound by. Coach Saltzman is excited for this upcoming season at DMHS under the legendary Ohio coach, Coach Dave Sedmak. “Attitude is everything.”
- Rudy BurgessVarsity ReceiversRudy BurgessVarsity ReceiversCoach Rudy is entering his second season with DHMS as the Wide Receivers coach. Before joining the staff, Burgess spent three seasons with the Arizona State Sun Devils as a Graduate Assistant, coaching both receivers and defensive backs. Burgess had a short professional stint where he saw time in the NFL also playing receiver and defensive back for the Indianapolis Colts, New York Jets and Chicago Bears. Burgess earned his degree in 2007 and was one of the most versatile athletes in ASU history, having played wide receiver, tailback, cornerback, kick-off and punt returner while also throwing a touchdown pass. He became one of only 14 players in FBS history to record more than 1,000 yards in the rushing, receiving and return categories, accumulating 4,379 all-purpose yards as well as 19 total touchdowns and a PAC 12 Championship. Burgess attended Desert High School, located in Edwards AFB California. Burgess was recently inducted into the Desert High Hall of Fame as an outstanding athlete. Before earning a scholarship to ASU, Burgess was the California State Champion in Triple Jump setting at a state record of 50’9” ¼. Athleticism does not stop with Burgess as his younger cousin Christian Taylor is a 2x Olympic Gold Medalist in the triple jump earning his 7th Gold meal at the 2016 Olympics in Rio. Burgess looks forward to empowering kids with character, discipline, and hard work; both on and off the field. Burgess enjoys fitness and spending time with his wife Brandi and their four year-old son, Maddox.
- Chris TousleyVarsity Offensive LineChris TousleyVarsity Offensive LineCoach Chris Tousley is the Offensive Line Coach. He joined the Desert Mountain football staff in 2013 as the Freshman Assistant Coach. His previous coaching history includes one year as the Assistant Line Coach for a Pop Warner team, 2 years as the Assistant Head Coach for the NYS Winter league, 4 years as the Defensive Line Coach with Scottsdale Youth Football and one season as their defensive coordinator. Coach Tousley played tight end and defensive end at Notre Dame High School in Lawrenceville, NJ and helped lead the team to a win in the New Jersey State Parochial Championship – the 1st time in the school’s history. Coach Tousley attended the University of Michigan where he played intramural sports and coached/played in his fraternity’s football league. Coach Tousley has two children and plays golf, cooking and traveling. He is looking forward to the 2015-2016 season and all the challenges that lie ahead. Coach Tousley believes that football is the greatest team sport there is and that character and accountability learned by the players will serve them well all throughout life.
- Anthony RogersVarsity Defensive LineAnthony RogersVarsity Defensive LineThis is Coach Rogers second season with Desert Mountain as the Varsity’s Defensive Line Coach. Originally Coach Rogers is from North Little Rock, Arkansas. While attending Oklahoma State University on a full Athletic Scholarship, he saw extensive playing action and huge success including winning a Big 12 and Fiesta Bowl Championship. He graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Education. Anthony’s main goal is to not only develop hi young men into great football players, but to help them transition into responsible adults, all while instilling values and character which will further their development as respectable men.” I am looking forward to this upcoming season, and I appreciate the opportunity to be a part of the Desert Mountain Organization. I am excited to take on all the challenges ahead as a team, and I’m ready to see our young men reach new limits through hard work and adversity.”
- Chris FredericksFreshman Head Coach and Offensive CoordinatorChris FredericksFreshman Head Coach and Offensive CoordinatorCoach Chris Frederick is the Freshman Head Coach and Offensive Coordinator He joined the Desert Mountain staff in 1997 and serves as the Freshman Head Coach. Coach Fredericks started at DMHS as the Head Wrestling Coach and became Assistant Freshman Coach of the football team in 1999. Since 2006, he has been the freshman head coach. He has coached 14 All State Wrestlers and 4 State Champions and was named Desert Valley Coach of the Year in 2007 and 2008. Coach Fredericks played football for Kaneland High School in Illinois, Scottsdale Community College and the University of Northern Iowa where he was a member of the NCAA Division IAA semifinalist team. His goal is to teach the Wolves to be leaders in the community and role models for future generations of Desert Mountain student athletes. Coach Fredericks received his MBA from the Keller Graduate School of Management and is a history teacher at DMHS. He has been married to his wife Natalie for 15 years and has two daughters, Peyton and Mia. Coach Fredericks is excited to see the Wolves continue to make great progress under Coach Dave Sedmak.
- Todd TuckerFreshman Defensive CoordinatorTodd TuckerFreshman Defensive CoordinatorCoach Todd Tucker is the Freshman Running Back and Special Teams Coach. He is a Texas native who moved to Arizona in 2008. He has been involved in coaching competitive sports for 21 years. He coached baseball for 12 years, fast pitch softball and won multiple state championships. He has coached basketball as well for Pop Warner for several years. Being a coach, Board Member for Burleson Youth Association, and Booster Club President for DMHS Softball, Coach Tucker brings all aspects of life lessons that sports can teach student athletes. Coach Tucker has been married to his best friend, Colleen for 23 years. They have three children: Dillon, Cheyann and Riley. When not on the field, Coach Tucker enjoys camping, hunting, and spending quality time with family and friends. Coach Tucker brings his philosophy of “anything is attainable so DREAM BIG AND NEVER BE SATISFIED” to every athlete that is a part of the Desert Mountain Football Team.
- Ramsey DavisonFreshman Defensive LineRamsey DavisonFreshman Defensive LineCoach Ramsey Davison is the Freshman Defensive Line Coach. He joined the Desert Mountain Football staff in 2014 as and assistant defensive line coach. Coach Davison has 6 years experience coaching NYS Tackle Football, 2 years coaching boys and girls club tackle football, and 7 seasons coaching Prime Time football. Coach Davison is an Arizona native and played high school football at Flagstaff High School. In high school, he was awarded All Conference and All State 3 years straight and his team was State Champs 3 years in a row. He also played on the 1983 All Star Team. After high school, he played 2 years at Mesa Community College and was awarded most inspirational player. He also played one year of semi-pro football. Coach Davison is married and has four children: Tyeler, Kiara, Zack, and Kallie. At DMHS, Tyeler played football and wrestled. He won the heavy weight Champion in 2015. When not coaching, Coach Davison works at 24hr fitness as a personal trainer and enjoys traveling to Tyeler’s games with family and friends and enjoys spending time at the lake fishing and boating with his family. He joined the Desert Mountain Coaching staff to use his football knowledge and experience to help kids from this community have success in the classroom as well as on the field, and to serve as a mentor for our youth.
- Rick JohnFreshman Offensive LineRick JohnFreshman Offensive LineI graduated from Desert Mountain High School in 2013. I played football there all four years as well as lacrosse for two years. Before High School, I had played football for eight years. I played basketball and baseball for eight years before High School as well. I graduated from Northern Arizona University spring 2017 with a degree in Business Management and a Minor in Marketing Communication Strategies. I played Ultimate Frisbee while in college and helped the team with the finances needed for tournaments and other expenses.There are many things that I learned during my four years here that I know will benefit the players for their future success at the Desert Mountain program. By taking things from the ground up, I believe that the players will elevate their level of play and the success of the program will follow suit.
- Cole PetersonVarsity Defensive Backs Coach and JV Defensive CoordinatorCole PetersonVarsity Defensive Backs Coach and JV Defensive CoordinatorCoach Peterson is the Varsity Defensive Backs Coach and JV Defensive Coordinator. He previously coached Receivers at Horizon High School on both the Freshmen and Varsity Levels. In high school and college, Coach Peterson interned with the Kansas City Chiefs where he assisted the coaching, video and equipment staffs during training camps. Later during law school, he worked for CAA’s Football Division and in litigation on behalf of NCAA football student athletes. Although a new lawyer by trade, Coach Peterson works in business development. He attended Arizona State University where he earned both his Bachelor’s degree and Juris Doctor. His uncle is former longtime NFL executive and former USA Football Chairman, Carl Peterson. This is Coach Peterson’s second year at Desert Mountain and his is thrilled to be part of the Wolves Program.
- Kyle MooreVarsity Cornerbacks CoachKyle MooreVarsity Cornerbacks Coach
Coach Kyle Moore is the JV Coach for the Receivers and Defensive Backs. My football playing experience includes 3 year varsity starter at Anaconda High School, All-conference receiver junior season, and All-state cornerback senior season. I played in the 2011 Montana East-West Shrine Game, redshirted freshman season at the University of Montana Western and played one season at North Dakota State College of Science (junior college).
Other sports I participated in included a 3 year varsity basketball starting guard at Anaconda High School. I received football and basketball scholarship offers. Finally, I was an Assistant coach for one season for the American Legion baseball team in Anaconda, Montana.
I was raised in Anaconda, Montana. I attended the University of Montana Western, North Dakota State College of Science, and Montana State University.
Presently I work in the Food and Beverage Department at The Country Club at DC Ranch. I plan on attending Arizona State University to finish my Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology.
I hope to contribute my love and passion for the great game of football.
- Richard NorrisJV Head Coach and Offensive LineRichard NorrisJV Head Coach and Offensive LineCoach Richard Norris is returning to the Desert Mountain Football program for his second year and will be Head Coach and Offensive Coordinator this season. Coach Norris recently relocated from Las Cruces, New Mexico to Scottsdale to be near his family. Coach Norris played football while attending New Mexico State University. While a student athlete, football contributed to many positive qualities that Coach Norris has developed such as: worth ethic, leadership and accountability. Coach Norris is very excited to help our young men develop these same qualities, be part of the Wolves Football family and our Desert Mountain Community.
- Eric Van TasselVarsity Wide ReceiversEric Van TasselVarsity Wide Receivers
- Rob GentileVarsity LinebackersRob GentileVarsity Linebackers
- Brock TraceyFreshman LinebackersBrock TraceyFreshman Linebackers
- Ryan BrownJV OffenseRyan BrownJV Offense