With the majority of specialists historically being recruited the latest, all the way through the summer following their senior year, a number of Kohl's Kicking, Punting, and Long Snapping athletes in the Class of 2023 have found early success with great performances at Kohl's events, during their seasons, and at college camps.
Coach Luke Radke has coached many kickers and punters to success at the high school, collegiate, and NFL levels. As a top administrator in the Kohl's organization he plays a large role in the Kohl's National Rankings process, ESPN's annual evaluations, and Under Armour All-American team selections.
Radke has also lead many camps for Power 5 conference football programs in the SEC, ACC and Big Ten. His relationship and constant contact with key coaches at the collegiate level has lead to many college placements for athletes in the Kohl's system. He's also played a key role in continuing to develop and evolve the Kohl's training curriculum.
Coach Radke was a former multi-positional player in high school and was listed as one of the top athletes in the state of WI his senior year. He accepted a scholarship to UM-Duluth and became an excellent college punter/KO specialist. After his playing days he coached at the college level before starting full-time with Kohl's in 2011. His dedication to helping campers become better is easy to see. He loves to coach and make a difference with the athletes he works with. Coach Radke's wife is Casey and they have a young son named Beau.