"It’s not a 4 year decision, it’s a 40 year decision!”
MEET OUR TEAM
Hear a message from Darren Bennett about The Punt Factory
Director / Owner of the PF and PFAU
Founder of the PuntFactory, the best training source and place of mentoring for punters in America from highschool to the NFL- National Director of Punting with Chris Sailer Kicking – Director of PuntFactory Australia, creating pathways for Australian Punters to come to the US
Assistant Director of Athlete Placement
2018 Virginia 5A Regional 5C Champion Coach
2019 Virginia Cardinal District Champion Coach
1 All State Performer: Naukym Morton (1st Team All State KR/PR, 5 KO Return TDs, 4 Punt Return TD’s, 2015, North Stafford HS, Currently Runs D1 Track at Northeastern University)
4 All District Kickers: Jordan Kolb (2nd Team, 2014, Brooke Point), Tyler Machi (2nd Team, 2015, North Stafford HS, Led Fredericksburg Area in FG’s Made with 9), Elijah Weatherspoon (1st Team, 2016, North Stafford HS), Ben Camden (2nd Team, 2017, North Stafford HS), Markell Johnson (1st Team, 2019, Freedom HS)
1 All Region K/P (Ben Camden, 1st Team Punter, 2nd Team Kicker, 2017, North Stafford HS)
1 All Fredericksburg All Area Performer (Ben Camden, 2nd Team Punter, North Stafford HS)
2 All District Punters : Malik Jackson (1st Team, 2014, Brooke Point HS, Youtube/Social Media Star “Leek Jack”) and Ben Camden (2nd Team, 2017, North Stafford HS)
Technical Advisor / Amabassador
Our Technical Director is a punting Pioneer that began the Australian migration into The NFL and NCAA . He is credited with introducing the Drop Punt into the American game in NFL Europe in 1995 and the NFL in 1997. In 1993 he retired from an Injury plagued 12 year Aussie Rules career and went to a tryout with the San Diego Chargers. This lead to an 11 year NFL career with the Chargers (1994 -2003) and Minnesota Vikings (2004-05). Darren was selected to 2 Pro Bowls, The NFL Team of the Decade in the 1990’s, The 1996 All Madden Team and The San Diego Chargers 40th and 50th All Time Teams as well as finishing his Career with the Chargers records in punts and punt yards in a game, season and career. In 2012 Darren was enshrined into the San Diego Chargers Hall of Fame and Ring of honor
Coach of PFAU Gold Coast
I grew up playing Aussie Rules football on the Gold Coast. I started my undergraduate at Griffith University then transferred to Louisiana Tech University on a full scholarship to play Football with two years of eligibility. I was an Honor Roll student and played in two Bowl Championships. I was invited to Daytona Beach to compete in the Tropical Bowl and earned runner-up Special Teams MVP. I finished my career with the 3rd all-time punt average at LA Tech.
Operations/Recruiting Manager- Based in Melbourne Australia
Dwayne is a former Letterman Iowa State Football Defensive Back and was part of the development Squad of the LA Raiders in the NFL from 1993-95. He also worked as an International Development Manager (98-03) and made the Essendon Bombers AFL International List in 97/98. Further, he participated in the NFL Super Punt- Australian to NFL and World League from 99-02. There are many top players that Dwayne helped to develop and take their game to the next level. The list includes NFL player like Scott Ballantyne (Broncos), Sav Rocca (Eagles/Redskins) and Matt Mc Briar (Seattle/Dallas/ Steelers/Chargers). Dwayne is Partnered with Punt Factory USA and Wagner & Woolf to search for Australia’s best talents and wants to help you to make the jump to one of the best College Football Teams in the US.
Sav Rocca joined us as the Director of Coaching in Australia as well as an on-field coach in Melbourne at our facility in Heidelberg. He played Australian rules football for Collingwood and North Melbourne in the Australian Football League, and then switched to playing American football as a punter for the Philadelphia Eagles and Washington Redskins in the National Football League. Between 1992 and 2007, he played 257 AFL games as a full forward or centre half-forward, kicking 748 goals. When he signed with the Philadelphia Eagles in 2007, he became the oldest rookie in the history of the NFL and the Special Team Player of the Month (09/2008). After four seasons with the Eagles, he joined the Washington Redskins, where he played three seasons through 2014.