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Football Is Evolving. Are You?

We ensure your players, staff, and technology stay ahead of the competition.


How you coach is why you win. While the football industry pours billions of dollars into new training tools, technologies, and software, we ensure programs STAY FOCUSED ON COACHING, AND HAVE THE RIGHT TECHNOLOGIES IN PLACE to stay ahead of the competition.

Our approach eliminates over-engineered solutions so teams FOCUS ON WHAT MATTERS.  GET ANSWERS, NOT ANOTHER SPREADSHEET.  We reduce your technology spending by simplifying your “technology stack,” requiring less investment, fewer point solutions, and a more flexible pricing model.  With the money you save, you can invest in recruiting, player development, and coaching.

Our Team



Throughout Christian's career he has held leadership and operational positions for some of the world's most recognizable companies. In 2017, he developed a close relationship with the University of Texas football team. Working with them, Christian created their first program-wide technology strategy to enable coaches, players, and staff to rationalize technology investments, visualize analytics, and identify opportunities to improve player evaluation, physical performance, and recovery/health. With over 20 years of experience in the technology services industry, Christian has been instrumental in helping startups, Internet, and F100 companies build valuable businesses off of data-driven strategies.



Tom began his career helping law enforcement agencies develop innovative crime analytics and spatial crime forecasting software. After 10 years, Tom pursued a path that led him to the intersection of technology and football. With over a decade in coaching, including stops at Power-5, NCAA Division II, NCAA Division III, and the highest level of junior college, Tom developed several qualitative and quantitative data analysis systems for assessing athletic performance and opponent tendencies. His experience with XOS, DV-Sport, and HUDL allows seamless integration with his Game Day II coaching solution, in-game data forecasting software and data collection. With his S.D.E. Performance solution, he has been able to recognize and develop each student-athlete based on true data-driven performance characteristics. Integrating the high-tech data driven world with coaching football has been something he has been passionate about since his days as a collegiate player in the early 1990s.

Blake Roper

Marketing Director

Blake is a product of the University of Southern California who has a deep passion for planning, creating, and executing effective marketing campaigns to expand companies’ reach and potential customer pipeline. Prior to joining the team, Blake held sales positions in a variety of industries from pharmaceuticals to sports, and worked closely with CRM technology to successfully capitalize on consumer data. Blake has always been fascinated by the role that data plays in the world of sports and has set out to understand as well as show others the benefits of utilizing data to make more informed decisions.



Rusty Whitt is the Head Strength & Conditioning coach for the Troy University Trojans football team. He previously served as Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach with the Army Black Knights football team at the United States Military Academy in West Point and as the Head Strength & Conditioning coach for the Texas Tech Red Raiders football team from 2016−2018 and the University of Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns football team from 2010−2016. Coach Whitt has worked with various types of technology in the strength and conditioning field and leads our efforts to design the best coaching software solutions to save time and get the most from data.



Tom joined the Chicago Bears offensive staff in 2021 after spending the previous four seasons as head coach at the University of Texas, where he compiled a 32-18 record in four consecutive winning seasons with four bowl appearances.

Herman has over 23 years of coaching experience to the Bears staff, with prior stops at the University of Houston (2015-16), Ohio State (2012-14), Iowa State (2009-11), Rice (2007-08), Texas State (2005-06), Sam Houston State (2001-04), Texas (Graduate Assistant, 1999—2000) and Texas Lutheran (1998).Herman earned his first head coaching role at the University of Houston in 2015, where he became the fourth head coach in NCAA history with at least 13 wins in a rookie season, and just the fifth head coach in NCAA history to win the first 10 games of his career.

Herman has helped develop record-setting offenses as a head coach and offensive coordinator, including three seasons as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Ohio State, where he won the 2014 Broyles Award as the nation's top assistant coach. He helped the Buckeyes win the 2015 College Football Championship (following the 2014 season) with third-string quarterback Cardale Jones under center in wins over Alabama and Oregon, and a Big Ten Championship win over Wisconsin.



Recognized by the White House with the appointment to the prestigious President’s Innovation Fellowship program as a Silicon Valley technology pioneer in the global digital revolution, John Trobough is a dynamic leader with operational expertise and vision to bring next-generation applications and technologies to the global marketplace, develop and execute strategic plans, ramp revenues and orchestrate successful exits.

John’s experiences span working as CEO & President of subsidiaries for Fortune 50 global companies, as well as turning around private equity backed firms, and earlier in his career as an entrepreneur and CEO of early stage companies.

As an outcomes-focused technology business leader, John has built high growth and top performing organizations from early stage to scale: pre-revenue to sales of $200M+ and 2,000 employees. John has extensive M&A experience in acquisition and divestment of technology-intensive assets and businesses, while maintaining and increasing shareholder value.



Todd Crick is a Co-Founder of Astra, a mid-market private equity firm focusing on growth buyouts in the Communications and Technology Services industries. Prior to Co-founding Astra, Mr. Crick held executive positions at Ericsson, Verisign, Alien Vault and Global Cloud Fleet (IoT). Mr. Crick started his strategy consulting career with Deloitte Consulting and then became CEO of inCode, a boutique strategy consulting company. He is on the board of directors of Communications Technology Services (Telecom Services), Searchlight Security (Cyber) as well as several start-ups.

Latest Updates

August 17, 2022
Modern Football Technology Accepted into Growth Factory, Receives Investment

SACRAMENTO, August 18, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Modern Football Technology, a football analytics software company, announced today that it received pre-seed investment from Growth Factory...