J.J. Laster
Email: jlaster@ju.edu Tel: (904) 256-7958
COACHING EXPERIENCE

2013-Present     Graduate Assistant -Linebackers                Jacksonville University
Currently working with team on day to day operations. Coached the Linebackers and help with the Defensive Coordinator on game plan. Also help with all other aspects of off season program.
           
2013 Assistant Linebackers Coach
•    #2 Pass Defense in Conference play
•    2013: Coached Mike Klein 2nd Team all PFL
•    2013: Coached Grady Redding Honorable Mention


2012-2013    Running Backs Coach             Allen D. Nease High School
Responsible for developing Defensive game plan each week, Calling Defense and coaching all Special Teams. Assisted Head Coach with Football Operation duties (team housing, workout facilities, team meals, and travel.) Responsible for recruiting and bringing in players for training camp. Worked heavily in Personnel bringing in players to work out during the season.

2013 Running Backs Coach/ Speed and Condition Coach
•    Coached Ulysses Bryant 1st Team All First Coast
•    Coached Lucas Crowley 1st Team All First Coast & 1st Team All State Offensive Lineman


2011-2013           Assistant Strength/Speed Coach            Godspeed Eilte Sports Performance
Assisted athletes in developing sports specific training to help increase strength, speed, and agility. Also, helped train young athletes to prepare for Pro Day and Combines. Also, conducted youth football camps and football specific classes at Godspeed Elite Sports Performance. 

2011    Intern for the Jacksonville Sharks, Arena Football
Help with Football Operations duties and sponsorships for the organization. Also, film practice and made sure the equipment was out for practice. Organized the itinerary for the away games and meal cards for every week.

COLLEGE PLAYING EXPERIENCE   

2008-2011    Running Back/Return Specialist                Jacksonville University
•    2010-2011 Team Captain
•    Earned 2nd  Team All-Conference 2011
•    Earned 1st Team All-Conference 2010
•    PFL Conference Champions in 2008 & 2010
•    Played on Kickoff & Kickoff Return Special Teams Units in addition to starting at Running Back
•    Led the Nation in yards per carry 8.5 in 2010

EDUCATION
2012        Jacksonville University, Bachelor of Arts Degree in Geography

Coaching Staff
FOOTBALL
Kerwin Bell Head Coach/Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks
Jerry Odom Associate Head Coach Defense/ Linebackers
Andy McLeod Offensive Line/Recruiting Coordinator
Kerry Webb Running Backs/Special Teams Coordinator
James Rowe Defensive Coordinator/Cornerbacks
Ernie Logan Defensive Line
Jake Grande Defensive Backs/Safeties
Nick Navarro Wide Receivers
Wayne Younger Quarterbacks/Head JV Coach
Brian Ferguson Travel coordinator/Assistant Offensive Line
J.J. Laster Defensive Graduate Assistant
Rudell Small Offensive Graduate Assistant
Waylon Cox Defensive Graduate Assistant/Student Services
Stephen Cane Video Coordinator