2017 Wildfire Coaching Staff
Coach Jody Messmer-Line and Special Teams Coach
Coach Messmer is a 1991 graduate of Mott Lincoln High School. He played center on the State Runner-Up team of 1990. Coach Messmer was named to the All-State team in 1990. Coach Messmer played two years at DSU. He later graduated from NDSU with a degree in Geology. Coach Messmer is married to the former Steph Oberlander. They are the proud parents of 5-Ellie, Kat, Jorja, Quinn, and Zac. Coach Messmer is active in our local fire department. Coach Messmer is employed by Mott Equity Lumber. Coach Messmer's hobbies include watching NASCAR and the NY Giants, hunting wild boar, and fishing.
Coach Nathan Swindler-Defensive Coordinator and JV Coach
Coach Swindler graduated from Mott Lincoln High School in 2000. He was one of our top players in 1999. Coach Swindler participated in the 2000 Shrine game and was one of the West's top players. Coach Swindler attended Montana State. Coach Swindler is married to the former Angie Steiner. They have 3 boys-Sampson, Ira, and Elias. Coach Swindler farms south of Mott. Coach Swindler is an advid Packer fan, loves to hunt, golf, and sometimes fish.
Co-Head Coach Ron Benson
Looks like its time for him to retire.
Voted most improved fisherman by his peers.
5 time Stangbye Champion
Coach Benson and wife Lorna have 3 children-Brent (Juanita), Leigh (Dan), and Lacey (Chris) and 10 grandchildren
Kobe, Chayton, Coleston, Bram, Briar, Andrea, LJ, Myles, Hudson, and Mila Jo
Co-Head Coach Nate Zachmann
Nate is a graduate of Beach High School and DSU. Nate played Tight End for the Blue Hawks. He is married to the former Hannah Honeyman who excelled in track and field at Mott/Regent HS. Nate and Hannah have a baby girl Sunnie. Nate is our AD, Head BBB Coach, and Assistant in Track & Field. Nate also teaches Weight Lifting, 7-9th PE/Health, and Elementary History. Nate, Hannah, and Sunnie are also proud of Hank their St. Bernard.