Director of the A-1 Football Academy at Dean College is Steve Tirrell, head football coach at Dean College. Coach Tirrell, a well-known name in New England college football circles, is in his fourth season at the helm of Dean College. A veteran camp operator, Coach Tirrell has over 30 years of football coaching experience at the collegiate level from DI-DIII; including the University of Massachusetts, Nichols College, Northeastern University, Brown University, and Plymouth State University.
Director of the A-1 Football Academy at Mars Hill is Tim Clifton, head football coach at Mars Hill University. Coach Clifton is entering his 26th season leading the Lions. With a career record at Mars Hill of 119-112, Coach Clifton is second in all-time wins of all SAC head coaches. He has recorded 70 conference victories which places him second in that category among all-time SAC head coaches. As a veteran college prospect camp director, Coach Clifton and his staff have hosted numerous camps on the campus of Mars Hill University.