Coach Startzer is more than excited to take the reigns at Northfield High School - as we are at the doorstep of elite accomplishments.  We have the best kids in Denver, amazing facilities, first class I.B. academics, and an administration that is kid focused.  The future is very bright.

Coach Startzer brings over two-decades of coaching experience to Northfield.  He's roamed sidelines, dugouts, and wrestling mats at the high school and college levels, and is a tireless student of the game when it comes to football.  Some of his background:

  • 26 Years Coaching Experience (HS & NCAA)
  • 8 Years Head Coach Experience (NJCAA & 5A HS)
  • 6 Years College Coach Experience (NJCAA & NCAA)
  • 12 Years Coordinator Experience (3A-4A-5A HS)
  • 11 Years Asst. Coach Experience (3A-4A-5A HS)
  • 5 Years Asst. Coach Experience (AYL Youth Football)

...and we have won!

  • 1996 USMC West Coast Base Champions
  • 1997 4A Pikes Peak League Champions
  • 1998 3A Western Slope League Champions
  • 2003 NCAA DII RMAC Conference Champs
  • 2007 NCAA DII RMAC Conference Champs
  • 2008 5A Metro League Conference Champions
  • 2010 5A Continental League Champions
  • 2010 5A Colorado State Finalist
  • 2013 5A Continental League Champions
  • 2014 3A Conference 7 League Champions
  • 2019 5A Metro10 Conference Coach of the Year

On any weekend, Coach Startzer is devouring tacos, headed to Red Rocks for a concert, running Washington Park with his wife, or ... well... studying football.