1. Coach Joe Gardener

    Chicago Training Division

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Joe Gardener

Coach Joe Gardener spent years as a professional rugby player with the Portugal National Team and pro clubs in Japan, France, and Portugal, earning top-scorer accolades for multiple rugby clubs. He came to the US with the goal of becoming an NFL punter. Joe played one season at UW-Whitewater and then had multiple NFL tryouts in the following years. He joined the Kohl's staff in 2015 and now provides an in-depth knowledge and experience on how Australian punting techniques translate to American football. He has coached numerous kickers and punters to the next level.

Coach Gardener currently runs the Kohl's Chicago Training Division and frequently travels, leading camps nationwide.




Gardener Joe Aussie Punt

Coach Gardener gives Oakland Raiders' Marquette King tips on the Australian-style punt

Joe Running Rugby

Coach Gardener playing for the Portugal National Rugby Team

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