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 Windon comes to National Preps after spending the past three years 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 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.
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 North East Scouting
Todd Haldis is in his first year with National Preps as the Director of North East 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.
Coach Nady built the accomplished football program at Parish Episcopal in Dallas, Texas from scratch as the high school Head Coach for 9 years. After starting the program, he served as the architect of Parish's two state championshipsin 2010 and 2014. Prior to taking over the Parish Episcopal football team, Nady worked with Coach Dan Calcagno to resurrect the San Leandro High School football program in California. He helped transform San Leandro from everyone's homecoming game to any state and national ranking. He spent a total of six years on the sidelines at San Leandro in which the last four seasons the team dominated the competition with an impressive 48-4 record. That magical run started with a first game of 28 players and 27 fans in the stands ending with a final game six years later with a roster of 45 kids and 18,500 fans in the stands.
A scholarship football player at the University of California-Berkeley in the early 90s, Coach Nady had the privilege of playing in the Copper Bowl, Alamo Bowl and Citrus Bowl. After graduation, he went on to spend several years as a sports agent working with professional football players recruiting and representing top notch talent. Through his different careers, Nady has remained committed to excellence and has time and again, demonstrated that he knows what it takes to build a winning culture in organizations. His maniacal focus on self-improvement, refusal to quit or give up and his ability to get the very best from everyone around him. For many years before college coaching data bases were collected and provided on the internet Coach Nady would take two solid weeks out of his schedule and personally call every college in the country that had a football team so that he could maintain a current database for the recruiter in charge of his school for every single FBS, FCS, Division II and Division III school in the entire country, routinely sending out emails as well as physical mailers on his players to 300 and 400 schools at a time, a phenomenal feet seldom heard of anywhere else. Coach Nady was always able to receive scholarship offers for his players at a rate that far exceeded any of the schools similar in size in the region. Coach Nady's extensive contacts in the college and high school ranks in Texas & abroad make him perfectly suited to helping National Preps solidify his place as the premier football recruiting service for colleges in the entire country.
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.
West Coast Scout
Terrance Leonard was raised in the Bay Area. While growing up in Richmond, Ca., he played and coached sports. Terrance has been a football coach at Inderkum HS since 2009. His coaching career includes Varsity Assistant, Freshman, JV Offensive Coordinator, and for the last four years JV Head Coach.
Terrance, also known as Coach T, founded a very successful 7-On-7 travel program in 2011. The program has trained over 70 Division 1 players, 10 All American and 2 National Players of the Year. Coach T built TMP Elite, using social media as a grass roots platform to watch film, evaluate the players, meet them, and offer them a spot on the team. He also assists the players with their recruiting process. With 2 players drafted in the 2017 NFL Draft, Coach T continues to grow his PAC 12, SEC, Big 12, Big 10, MWC, IVY League and Big Sky coaches pool & TMP Elite continues to expand.
West Coast Scout
Keith serves as a Western Region Scout bringing 10+ years as a high school coach,two years as a JC college defensive coordinator and 3 years as Western region scout.
Assistant Director of Mid West Scouting
Bryan Ault joined the National Preps staff in September of 2013 as a scouting assistant. He has spent the past four seasons assisting the National Preps staff in scouting Florida, California, the talent-rich southeast as well as the Midwest.
Bryan spent the 2012-2013 season as a recruiting intern at Ball State University. The team reached the Beef O'Brady's Bowl in St. Petersburg and produced NFL players, including New Orleans Saints wide receiver Willie Snead. Bryan provided evaluations of recruits, scouting reports of opponents, and special teams film breakdowns to the Cardinals' coaching staff. His career began at Franklin College (Ind.), where he was a student and scout for the Grizzlies from 2008-2012.
Ault graduated from Brownstown Central High School. He lives in Indianapolis with his wife, Ruth.
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.