Head Coach & Running Backs
Lindbergh High School Football
The 2019-20 season will mark Nathan Norman’s fourth year as Head Football Coach at Lindbergh after coaching six years at Class 4 Cape Central High School in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. During his tenure at Cape Central, Coach Norman and his staff earned two Conference Titles, three District Titles, three State Semifinal appearances, finished second in Missouri Class 4 in 2014, and compiled a 41-23 cumulative record. Coach Norman was named SEMO Conference and MSHSAA District Coach of the Year multiple times and was honored as the 2014 Missouri State Class 4 Coach of the Year.
Coach Norman started his coaching career in 2002 at Jackson High School, a Class 5 school, in Jackson, Missouri. During his seven-year stint at Jackson, he coached a variety of positions including linebackers, running backs and served as offensive coordinator for one season. Norman also was an assistant wrestling and assistant track and field coach at Jackson.
In 2009, Coach Norman joined the college ranks as a Strength and Conditioning Coach at the University of Mississippi. Norman was an Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach and worked with the football, baseball and basketball programs. Coach Norman is a Strength and Conditioning Certified Coach through the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association, CSCCA.
In 2010, Coach Norman returned to Southeast Missouri and was hired at 0-10 Cape Central to coach linebackers, running backs and serve as offensive coordinator. During his first year, Cape Central played for a District Championship and went 10-2. Norman was selected as Cape Central Head Coach following the 2010 season and served as head coach for the next five seasons.
Originally from Southeast Missouri, Coach Norman graduated from Jackson High School in 1996 where he was a three-sport all-state athlete while competing in football, wrestling, and track and field. After graduation, he attended the University of Arkansas on a football scholarship, lettering four years as a fullback. In 2000, Coach Norman received his undergraduate degree in Kinesiology and was selected as a free agent draft choice with the Carolina Panthers at fullback. After his football career, Coach Norman returned to the University of Arkansas and graduated in 2002 with a Master of Arts in Teaching degree and is certified in Missouri to teach K-12 Physical Education and Health.
Coach Norman resides in St. Louis with his wife, Audrey, who teaches elementary education. Together, they have two sons, Owen and Noah, both students in the Lindbergh School District.
John Crites - Offensive Coordinator & Quarterbacks
Tom Humphries - Varsity Offensive Line
Jim Menderski - Varsity Defensive Backs
Rob Droege - Freshman Offensive Coordinator, Running Backs & Linebackers
Ben McNeely - Defensive Coordinator & Linebackers
Justin Schoemehl - JV Head Coach & Varsity WR
Mark Newton - Freshman Head Coach/DC, O-Line & D-Backs
Chad Lembach - Varsity Defensive Line
Will Spitzfaden - Varsity D-Backs
Ryan Savka - Freshman Wide Receivers & D-Line