Austria’s AFCVT coaches clinic set for this weekend featuring Jeff Reinebold

Austria’s American Football und Cheeleading Verband Tirol – AFCVT – will be holding its fifth coaches clinic this weekend with special guest speaker, BC Lions special teams coach Jeff Reinebold, who is flying in from Vancouver, Canada for the occasion.

The AFCVT has steadily grown since holding its initial clinic in the spring of 2015.  From 15 coaches who attended that first clinic, the organization is expecting 60+ this weekend.

This year, in addition to Reinebold, who will be speaking about defense and special teams, the clinic will also feature Lee Rowland, offensive coordinator from the Swarco Raiders who will discuss offense. In fact, Rowland has been a staple and has not missed speaking at an AFCVT clinic. Also on hand will be Simone Kircher, MSPhT , who will talk about injury prevention, Raiders defensive line coach Benedikt Brugnara and Coach Llanos & Seval (LLP Performance) on hand to discuss offensive line play.

Swarco Raiders OC Lee Rowland instructing his troops during a game

Reinebold, who had been stationed in London, England with Sky Sports before heading back to North America for Super Bowl LII, recently signed on as the special teams coach for the BC Lions, from the Canadian Football League. He is also a well known name in European football circles with a reputation as an excellent speaker.

Reinebold’s football journey has taken him across the CFL and to Europe and major US colleges.

In the Canadian Football League he has coached with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats (current team), Montreal AlouettesEdmonton Eskimos, Las Vegas Posse, Winnipeg Blue Bombers and the B.C. Lions. He gave up a lucrative career with NFL Europe to take a huge pay cut and man the sidelines as a graduate assistant with the University of Hawaii and then moved on to SMU (Southern Methodist University). He was named one of the finest recruiters in college football.

Reinebold’s European adventure began in 1996 when he was a coach of the Rhein Fire and Amsterdam Admirals of NFL Europe. After coaching stops in both the CFL, NFL Europe again and the NCAA, he returned to NFL Europe in 2004 as senior manager of international player development.

While in Europe, 11 of the defensive backs he coached found themselves on active NFL rosters. Three of his defensive linemen at Hawaii were drafted in the NFL.

He spends two months every year  based in London, England until early February, doing the TV color commentary on NFL games and the Super Bowl for Skysports, and co-hosting the biggest NFL podcast outside of North America – Inside The Huddle.

He is part of a two man team with Neil Reynolds, also a former NFL Europe executive, on the show. It airs at least once a week from London, year round, so over the years he has had to scramble to make it work. He has even handled it from the beaches of Costa Rica once on a surf vacation.

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