Chief Operating Officer
“Zim” joined the National Preps team in June 2012 as the Director of Mid Atlantic Scouting after serving as President and CEO of the Playmaker Recruiting Report. Zim was promoted to Chief Operating Officer of National Preps in January 2013 – where he is responsible for leading / directing all facets of Business Operations for the National Preps Team. He is also the Director of Scouting for Maryland, Washington DC, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Delaware and New Jersey responsible for content gathering, prospect knowledge in these talent rich states.
Zim has over 18 years experience of “scouting” HS football players, including 12 years as a College Football Coach serving as a position coach, recruiting coordinator and defensive coordinator at the BCS, FCS and D2 Level. He was the youngest Defensive Coordinator in Division I Football in 2000 @ 27 years old. He led the Towson Tigers to a 7-4 record(5 game turnaround from 2-9), a share of the Patriot League Championship and had the #1 ranked Defense in the Patriot League and 7th in the Nation in his first year at the DC.
He recruited two NFL Draft choices to Towson University – Madeiu Williams / DuVal HS(MD) / Minnesota Vikings 2nd Round and Jermon Bushrod / King George HS(VA) / New Orleans Saints 4th Round.
Zim was also the Vice President of the Velocity Sports Performance Alexandria, Va franchise where he directed all facets of Business Development and day to day operations. As Vice President, it was the Top Revenue Producing Center in the Velocity Sports Performance Franchise for 2006 and 2007 out of 75 nationwide - over $850,000K annually. This was accomplished in his 2nd and 3rd year as Vice President. The VSP Alexandria Franchise was also the Top Facility for year to year growth from 2005 to 2006 @ 63%.
Zim started the Playmaker Recruiting Report in 2009 and it quickly became the leading scouting service for colleges on prospects from the Mid Atlantic Region, partnering with over 105 Colleges.
Zim’s vision for the National Preps Platform is to become the Leading Scouting Service in the Nation for colleges at all levels providing accurate data / information, video, evaluations, with Scouts on the ground serving as an extension of our College Clients.
Zim is a lifelong Maryland resident, played HS football at DeMatha Catholic and was a 3 year starter at Towson University. He currently resides on the Eastern Shore of Maryland with his wife, Erin. They have 5 beautiful children: Noah, Eden, Emery, Maggie and Locksley.
Director of MidWest Scouting
Clint Cosgrove came to National Preps one year removed from a successful coaching career that included stops at Dartmouth College, University of Minnesota, and University of Nebraska. In that time he had the opportunity to coach in 3 bowl games and one Big 12 Championship game.
Before Clint’s coaching career, he played one season as a WR at the University of Wisconsin before injuries ended his playing career prematurely. He then transferred to Arizona State University and graduated with a degree in Political Science.
Clint comes from a football family. His dad, Kevin, is currently the Defensive Coordinator at University of New Mexico and has been a Division 1 football coach for over 30 years. Clint currently resides in Chicago with his wife Amy, and their two dogs Dakota and Biscuit.
Director of Florida Scouting
Chad Jamison joins National Preps after serving in several roles with the NC State football program. Chad most recently worked as the Director of High School Relations for the NC State football program (2005-2013). In this position, Jamison served under three head coaches (Chuck Amato, Tom O’Brien, Dave Doeren) and was responsible for organizing and implementing the overall recruiting function for the Wolfpack.
Prior to his role as Director of High School Relations with NC State, Chad began his career in college athletics as a recruiting intern (2000) with NC State, learning under Curt Cignetti and Dr. Bob LaCivita. After serving a year in this role, Chad then worked as the offensive GA (2001-03) for NC State working under Noel Mazzone, Marty Galbraith, and Mike Canales. After completing his time as a GA with NC State, Jamison then travelled east to work for a year (2004) as the offensive GA at East Carolina University under then head coach John Thompson and offensive coordinator Noah Brindise.
During his time at NC state, Chad was fortunate enough to work with and aid in the recruiting of three NFL quarterbacks (Philip Rivers, Russell Wilson, Mike Glennon), see more than 30 Wolfpack players drafted (5 in the first round), and learn under many terrific coaches and administrators.
In the spring of 1999, Jamison, a native of Delmont, Pa., served as a student assistant coach at his alma mater, Indiana University of Pennsylvania under Frank Cignetti. That fall, he went on to coach the secondary for Central Dauphin East High School in Harrisburg, Pa.
Prior to getting back into college football, Jamison served as a Labor Relations Analyst in the Department of Environmental Protection for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
As a player, Jamison was a two-year letter-winner at cornerback for an IUP team that participated in the NCAA Div. II post-season playoffs three times. He earned his bachelor's degree in human resource management in December of 1997 from IUP and his master's in industrial and labor relations from the university in 1999.
Director of South East Scouting
Joe joined the National Preps team as the Director of Southeast Scouting in 2013 and has been conducting camps and combines since 2010. Prior to National Preps Joe spent 3 years as the offensive line coach at Georgia Military College (GMC) in Milledgeville Georgia. While at GMC Joe coached the offensive line and headed the player personnel duties. During the three seasons Joe was at GMC he helped produce 5 BCS, 7 FCS and 3 D2 signees on the offensive line. Joe also assisted in placing more than 50 players into D1 and D2 programs across the nation.
Prior to coaching at GMC Joe spent 9 years coaching High School Football in Georgia at McIntosh, Mt. Zion, Hardaway, and most recently at Carver High in Columbus Georgia. During his time as a High School Coach Joe played a part in assisting over 70 student athletes on to college football programs throughout the country. Notably over 40 of these young men into division I programs.
Joe is originally from Jonesboro Georgia and attended Mount Zion High School. While at Mount Zion he played for celebrated head Coach Jackie Green. After High School Joe spent 2 years at Georgia Military College playing LB, during that time GMC compiled a record of 20 wins and only 2 losses. After the 1999 season Joe transferred to Tusculum College in Greenville Tennessee to finish his college playing career. Joe has two brothers David and Jacob, as well as three sisters Carolyn, Wendi, and Debbie. He is married to Amanda Windon formally Briscoe they have one son Jackson, they reside in Warner Robins Georgia.
Director of Carolinas Scouting
Jeff Mullen has been a Division 1A College Football Coach for the last 28 seasons. He started his career at the University of Hawaii in 1991 as a Graduate Assistant. From there he made stops at Ohio University (1992-2000), Wake Forest (2001-2007), West Virginia (2008-2010), and finished his coaching career helping start the program at UNC Charlotte (2011-2017). Jeff spent his entire career as an offensive assistant and over the last 10 seasons as an offensive coordinator.
Ohio University had seen 10 straight losing seasons prior to his arrival. In year three, Ohio went 8-3. Mullen was also part of the staff that helped the Wake Forest turn around. Wake went to three bowl games in the seven seasons Jeff was on staff, including winning the ACC Championship and earning a trip to the Orange Bowl in 2006. West Virginia won 27 games in three years, participated in three bowl games, including the New Year's Day Gator Bowl in 2009, and were Co-Big East Champions in 2010 during his time in Morgantown.
At Charlotte, Jeff coordinated an offense that in their first two seasons was nationally ranked. In the first season, the 49ers up-tempo attack ranked in the nation's top 30 in total offense (448.5 yds; 20th), rushing offense (206.8 yds; 26th), and scoring offense (33.4 pts; 27th). Charlotte put up over 500 yards of offense five times. Four of those 500+ games came against FCS scholarship programs, including 501 at #3/#6 ranked Coastal Carolina. The 49ers put up at least 45 points and 450 yards in each of their five wins, scored over 50 points three times and put up 500 or more yards five times. The offense ran 75.2 plays per game with a high of 106 vs NC Central. The 49ers had 18 touchdown drives that took under 1:30 and six one-play touchdown drives. In year two, the 49ers averaged 487.4 yards of total offense, with 222 yards rushing and 265 yards passing on their way to 38.9 points per game. The 49ers had 22 TD drives of 1:30 or less and seven one-play touchdown drives. Nineteen TDs were on plays of 50 or more yards.
Jeff has been building strong relationships while recruiting the Carolinas since his arrival at Wake Forest in 2001. He has recruited at all levels with a tremendous amount of success. Seven players off the 2006 ACC Champion Wake Forest team were drafted in the NFL. At West Virginia, he helped recruit players like Steadmon Bailey, Tavon Austin, and Geno Smith. In his last stop in Charlotte, the first ever recruiting class of 2012 produced four NFL prospects, including third round pick Larry Ogunjobi.
Jeff and his wife Andrea have three biological children. Their oldest son Nate is a junior on the WCU football team. Daughter Rami is a senior in high school and will be playing volleyball for Coker College and their youngest daughter Maggie, a sophomore, is committed to play volleyball at Wingate University. The Mullens are also foster parents.
Director of GULF SOUTH Scouting
Dave Windon joins National Preps after having a very successful coaching career. He spent the last four years as the Recruiting Coordinator and Running Backs Coach at Georgia Military College. As Recruiting Coordinator, Dave oversaw the entire recruitment process for prospective and current players. He helped produce 3 Power 5 running backs including Mario Alford (West Virginia, currently playing in the NFL for Cincinnati Bengals), Akeem Judd (Ole Miss) and Jovon Robinson (Auburn). Dave also assisted in placing more than 50 players into D1 and D2 programs across the nation.
Prior to GMC, Dave coached three seasons at state power-house Caver High School in Columbus, Georgia. While at Carver, he coached NFL Running Back Isaiah Crowell of the Cleveland Browns. Dave is a native of Newnan, Georgia and a graduate of Georgia Military College-Columbus. Dave currently resides in Georgia with his long-time girlfriend, Stephanie. Dave has 5 brothers and sisters, Debbie, Wendi, Carolyn, Joe, and Jacob.
Director of Mid Atlantic Scouting
Todd Haldis is in his first year with National Preps as the Director of Mid Atlantic Scouting.
Todd grew up in Frederick, MD where he attended Gov. Thomas Johnson High School (2002-2006). While in high school Todd played 4 years of football as well as ran 2 years of track.
He continued his education at University Of Maryland-College Park (2006-2010), and majored in Kinesiology. While working towards his Undergraduate Degree, Todd also worked in the UMD football offices (2007-2010), where he assisted in recruiting and event management.
After college, Todd spent the following 2 years working at Playmaker Recruiting Report. In his first year he was the Video Assistant and then earned the position of Operations Coordinator. When Playmaker Recruiting Report merged with National Preps, Todd was hired on as National Preps Assistant Director of Mid-Atlantic Scouting. He is on road, gathering information in his areas of Maryland, Eastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
Director of California scouting
Randy Taylor has over 35 years’ experience in the college football recruiting arena. Coach Taylor graduated from the University of Illinois, was a 3-year letterman and received post season awards from the Big Ten and the Blue Gray All Star Game. Following his collegiate career, he went on to join the football staff for the Fighting Illini, which included a Big Ten Championship and a very long-awaited Rose Bowl appearance. He then continued his success developing and coordinating recruiting for UNLV.
Taylor’s greatest success as part of a football staff came while serving at UCLA. After landing several nationally ranked classes (including the top spot - #1 in the country), His success was well noted, including being named the nation's top recruiting coordinator by ESPN.com. Between stints at other Division 1 programs – (San Jose, Minnesota) and continues today, Taylor provides college coaches valuable evaluations on prospects, essential for success in the recruiting process. Coach Taylor is trusted and respected by college and high school coaches alike.
In addition, Taylor also has been a major contributor to FOX Sports/Scout.com, and is a frequent guest on Tom Lemming’s CBS’ The Lemming Report. Coach brings a unique take on prospects, coaches and the recruiting process. Come “Signing Day” (first Wednesday in February), he is always the “go to” for media outlets across the country. Taylor’s background, connections and expert analysis makes him the perfect source for the vast national college football fans to discover who will be joining their roster in the fall, their prep accomplishments and the expected contribution he’ll make to their home team.
As a long time recruiting expert, Taylor has ranked the top college football prospects for a variety of publications, has co-hosted a recruiting show, and teaches a recruiting class for high school coaches, athletes and families.
Randy and his wife Kristine have been married since 1977 after meeting at the University of Illinois.
Director of Texas Scouting
Coach Brad Turner joins National Preps after a very successful career in the State of Texas. He has 30 years of coaching experience in Texas High School football including 21 as a Head Football Coach and Athletic Director.
Prior to Coaching, Brad was a graduate of Weatherford High School where he was a letterman in football and baseball. He attended Texas Arlington, played football for the legendary Coach Chuck Curtis and received a BA degree in PE. He also holds a MA degree from Texas A&M Commerce in PE/Health and Recreation.
Brad started his coaching career with assistant jobs in Weatherford, Forney, and Graham where he was a part of 7 playoff teams and an 89-12 record as an offensive coordinator/varsity coach. As a head coach, Coach Turner has an overall record of 118-89 including 15 state playoff appearances in Lone Oak, Sulphur Springs, Springtown, and Northwest Eaton.
Coach Turner is a 5-time Coach of the year, 2-time all-star coach, speaker at numerous clinics, elected to the THSCA board of directors, and has sent some 75+ kids to play football at the next level.
Brad has been married to his wife Paula for 31 years and they have three children. Logan and his wife Katy live in Clyde, Texas where he is a football coach, Lauryn Is an elementary teacher and is married to SMU football coach Josh Martin, and the youngest son, Landry attends Hardin Simmons University in Abilene, Texas.
Western Region Scout (focusing on Northern California, Nevada, Oregon and Washington)
Trent Joined National Preps in June of 2017.
Trent has over 30 years of football experience as a player, coach and scout. Prior to joining National Preps Trent oversaw scouting in Northern California, Nevada, Oregon and Washington for XOS Digital for 4 years, prior to working at XOS Digital Trent spent some time working for CaliPreps scouting Northern California.
Trent has been on the selection committee for the U.S Army All American Game during the 2014-15-16 season.
Trent has 22 years of high school football coaching experience, in those 22 years Trent has built numerous friendships and relationships with some of the top coaches and programs in the nation. Trent has been part of 13 championship teams in his 22 years of coaching, as a head coach (3 years as JV) his teams went 24-6 and won 3 league titles. As a head coach on Varsity (8 years on Varsity) his teams went 66-33 and won 3 Championships. Trent has been part of 22 teams as a head coach or defensive coordinator that have won 13 championships, 20 playoff appearances and have an overall record of 180 wins, 80 losses and 2 ties.
SCL Coach Of The Year 2010
NBL Coach Of The Year 2013
Redwood Empire Coach Of The Year 2013
Max Preps Northern California Coach Of The Year 2013
Petaluma People's Choice coach of the year 2016-2017
Was awarded a proclamation from the city of Petaluma, county of Sonoma and state of California for coaching football in 2013
Trent has coached at numerous college camps over the years (Alabama, Cal, USC, Washington, Sacramento State)
Personal achievements. Named head coach at Casa Grande 2009, named Sonoma County coach of the year 2010, named North Bay coach of the year 2013, named Redwood Empire coach of the year 2013. Named Northern California coach of the year 2013 (Max Preps) Named Petaluma People's Choice 2017 coach of the year
Has coached 12 players that have earned full division 1 scholarships in 8 years as head coach and 28 total players that have received college scholarships in 8 years. Including Elijah Qualls (University Washington) Who was selected in the 2017 NFL draft by the Philadelphia Eagles.
Erin graduated with a BFA in Graphic Design from Salisbury University in 2003. For the past 10 years she has worked in the field of Graphic Design and Communications both freelancing and for individual companies.
She has worked along side her husband, Donnie Zimmerman, building Playmaker Recruiting Report from the ground up. Her knowledge of Graphic Design, Video Editing, Building Websites makes her a valuable asset to the National Preps Team.
While working for National Preps, she is a stay-at-home mom to 5 cool kids: Noah, Eden, Emery, Maggie and Locksley.