Coach K.C. Lopata
Coach K.C. Lopata uses a combination of his own playing experience at the University of Michigan, his background in Physical Education, as well as his experience in Strength and Conditioning to provide a truly unique coaching philosophy. Coach Lopata believes that if you practice and train effectively and use the correct technique and drill work, ANY player can reach their maximum potential.
In fall 2004 Lopata walked on to the University of Michigan football team, winning a Big Ten Championship his freshman season. Over the next 3 seasons Lopata served as a backup kicker on Field Goals and Kickoffs, before finally getting his first chance to play his senior season against Notre Dame. Shortly after his first playing experience Lopata was named the starter for all Field Goals and Extra Points, finishing the season with a Michigan single season record of 91.7% on FG (11/12). Lopata returned for a 5th year in 2008 and went 10 for 15 on FG’s including a long of 50 yards. Lopata was named Big Ten Special Teams player of the week October 10th, 2008 when he tied the Big Ten record for Field Goals in a game, going 5 for 5 against Minnesota to help Michigan retain the Little Brown Jug. Lopata finished his University of Michigan playing career with the schools 3rd highest Field Goal percentage (77.8%) converting 21 of 27.