NAZ Wranglers Announce 2021 Coaching Staff
2021 COACHING STAFF
Dominic has more than 20 years of coaching experience. He was elected to coach in 2004 US Army All American High School football game in San Antonio, Texas. He has coached in AFL, A2, LSFL and CIF. He is the Co-founder and former head coach of the Duke City Gladiators. Coach Bramante spent 6 years in Albuquerque, NM and never had a losing season, winning the 2018 and 2019 CIF Championships. He was named Head Coach of the Year in 2018. He hosted the Champions Corner Show from 2018 to present. Bramante is the first Native American, Otoe - Missouria tribal member, to Coach Pro Football. Dominic understands how much history and culture mean to a community. He became a pillar of the New Mexico community and was all set to retire when he was offered the coaching opportunity with your NAZ Wranglers. Dominic is a life coach as well as a football coach. His goal is to build a championship program of upstanding young men that represent the heart of the community.
Matt Caward a native and high school graduate of Chino Valley, AZ, was a starter as a freshman in football and baseball at Sterling College, KS. Matt also served as a soldier in the United States Army for 3 years before he was offered a scholarship to attend ROTC with Embry Riddle University, Prescott, AZ. He served as a Firefighter with the Chino Valley Fire Department and moved to Albuquerque, NM to serve with the Bernalillo County Fire Department and as a full time Pastor in 2003. In 2012, Matt signed as a professional QB with the New Mexico Stars of the IFL in Rio Rancho, New Mexico. In 2014, Matt became the QB Coach with then Head Coach Dominic Bramante. In 2015, Matt founded the Duke City Gladiators Professional Indoor football team in Albuquerque, NM. With Bramante as the team's first Head Coach, the Gladiators would go on to win Back-to-Back Championship in their 4th and 5th seasons of the Champions Indoor Football League in 2018/19. Matt served as the Owner and General Manager for 4 seasons. He continues to serve fulltime as a Captain with the Bernalillo County Fire Department in Albuquerque, NM where he lives with his wife of 25 years and 3 daughters.
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Landrick Brody is the former Offensive Coordinator for the Duke City Gladiators (2017-2019). He aided Duke City to their first playoff appearance in franchise history in 2017 while coaching the league MVP, quarterback (Donovan Porterie). Brody played in multiple leagues; CIFL, IFL, LSFL, AIFA and AF2. Landrick played the Fullback position for the University of New Mexico.
Jayson Pena is homegrown from Nampa, Idaho. He has been affiliated with members of the NAZ Wranglers Coaching staff since 2014. Pena is a military veteran on the M1A1 Abrams Tankin the Army. He comes to the NAZ Wranglers as the Defensive Back Coach and his primary goal is to build a winning team. Pena brings his hands-on experience to the team and teaches defensive players to be aggressive, focused and driven.
Defensive Back Secondary Coach
Defensive Line Coach
Marcus "Chunky" Adams (born July 20, 1979) is a Canadian football defensive tackle who played for the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League (CFL) for eight seasons. He also was on the rosters of the Edmonton Eskimos of the CFL, the Colorado Crush and Spokane Shock of the Arena Football League, and the Peoria Rough Riders of af2 throughout his professional career. He played college football at Eastern Kentucky.
Darren Hudak holds a Master of Science in Leadership degree from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and a Bachelor of Arts in Movement & Exercise Science in Sports Psychology. Hudak played college football for Northern Iowa and played the Wide Receiver position for the IFL and SIFL. He was a Coach-to-Player Operator for the NFL hosting a wide-array of responsibilities to ensure compliance with NFL guidelines. Hudak continues to work as an Instant Replay Field Technician for the NFL.
Charles Fernandez became involved with indoor football in New Mexico beginning in 2008, holding the position of Quality Control Coach. Beginning in 2012, he was announced as the Equipment Manager for the New Mexico Stars and eventually began working under Coach Bramante for the Duke City Gladiator's. For the last twenty-four years, he has worked for the City of Rio Rancho as the Park and Facilities Superintendent. He is grateful for the opportunity to continue his indoor football relationships.
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