Meet the Coaches

Keoni Koch

Keoni Koch

  •  Co-Founder/Co-Owner and Head Coach of Hard Drive MMA
  •  20 years experience in mixed martial arts, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Muay Thai, Boxing, Wrestling
  •  Purple Belt under Professor Daniel Wanderley
  •  Brown Belt Roufusport Kickboxing under Duke Roufus
  •  Coached athletes to highest levels including Bellator, World Series of Fighting and UFC

 

 

 

Brent Stepanek

Brent Stepanek

  • Co-Founder/Co-Owner and Bronze Certified Wrestling coach
  • 20 years wrestling experience
  • 10 years MMA experience
  • Blue Belt under Professor Daniel Wanderley
  • NAGA Gold Medalist Gi/No Gi Heavyweight

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Courtney Koch

Courtney Koch

  • High-level gymnast 14 years
  • Scholarship athlete University of Iowa Track
  • 10 years experience Strength and Conditioning
  • 3 years experience Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Roufusport Kickboxing
  • IBJJF Gold Medalist

Bubba Pence

  • 18 Years wrestling experience.
  • 4 Years Coaching experience.
  • Coached over 20 Iowa state qualifiers

Asst Coaches:

 

Vern Coonfare

Vern Coonfare

  • 20+ years martial arts experience Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Tae Kwon Do and Kempo
  • 2 years BJJ under Pedro Silviera.
  • 2 years BJJ at Hard Drive MMA and Blue Belt under Professor Daniel Wanderley
  • 4-2 MMA record before joining team HD
  • IBJJF Bronze Medalist

 

Beau Laughridge

Beau Laughridge

  • New Breed Expert Nogi Gold medalist
  • Submission Challenge Gold medalist gi/nogi
  • IBJJF Gold Medalist
  • Fugi Expert Gold medalist nogi Blue belt gold medalist gi

 

Anthony Pacheck

  • 5 years excellence in wrestling
  • 6 years experience in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
  • IBJJF Bronze Medalist
  • Frank Gotch Catch Wrestling Gold Medalist
  • Blue Belt under Professor Pedro Silviera
  • NAGA Gold Medalist