The Podyum

Convention Expo

Ringhotel Hohenlohe, Schwabisch Hall, Germany

November 1-3 , 2019 

"Europe's Top American Football Networking Event"

The Podyum team is providing the opportunity for coaches, players, management, and brands to network and celebrate the incredible sport of American football.


Coach & Team Personnel Clinics

Podyum is bringing together an elite group of coaches who are excited to share their knowledge and inside tactics of the game, the event is sure to help attending coaches gain tools and insights to improve their skillset and win more games.  

Front office staff and team personnel are just as important as coaches in building winning organizations. That's why we've included sessions on sponsorship, innovative media, game day productions, ticketing, organization building, and more. 

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Former NFL and Division 1 Offensive Coordinator with over 30 years of coaching experience. Steve's resume speaks for itself:

2017 - Head Coach

       * Spring League

2013-2015 Offensive Coordinator

      *University of Virginia

2012 - Offensive Assistant

      * San Diego Chargers

2008-11 - Head Coach

      * Colorado State University

2006-07 - Offensive Coordinator

      *Buffalo Bills

2003-05 - Offensive Coordinator

      *St. Louis Rams 

2001-01 - RB Coach

      *Buffalo Bills

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Jerry Hardaway

In 1987, Hardaway took his skills of recruiting to the professional stage when he joined the Arizona Cardinals in 1987. He recruited football greats Anquan Boldin, Larry Fitzgerald, Thomas Jones, and Antrel Rolle.

Grambling State Coach of the Year (1982)
University of California Recruiting Coach of the Year (1984)
Fritz-Pollard NFL Scout of the Year
Super Bowl Appearance: Arizona Cardinals (2009)




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Coach Calaycay just finished his 16th season coaching one of the best teams in Europe and Austria, Vienna Vikings, and 14th as team Head Coach. Chris also served as Defensive Coordinator of the Austrian National Team, from 2006-2011.


Career Notables:

- 2x AFL Coach of the Year

- 8x Austrian National Champion

- 5x EuroBowl Champion

- Bronze Medal National Team European Championship

- Record as a Head Coach 142-43 




Ulrich Ulz Däuber is the Head Coach and Defensive Coordinator of the Dresden Monarchs, one of the top teams in German Football League. He took over the Head Coach role and he is holding it since 2017. 



  • Schwabisch Hall Unicorns, Assistant Coach

  • University of Wisconsin in Platteville (1999-2017) ,
    Defensive Backs Coach and Special Teams Coordinator

  • Dresden Monarchs (2017),
    Junior Team Head Coach

  • Dresden Monarchs (2017 - Present),
    Head Coach/Defensive Coordinator

Jordan Neuman has 10 years of coaching experience in the highest levels in Europe, and is undefeated as Head Coach of Schwabisch Hall Unicorns.


He has won:

  • 4 titles in Germany as either Offensive Coordinator or Head Coach of the Schwabich Hall Unicorns. 

  • 2 Austrian Bowl with Vienna Vikings

  • EuroBowl title with Vienna Vikings

  • European Championship (2014) with German National Team as QB Coach



Daniel Levy

Coach Daniel Levy is the epitome of a great international American football coach. Levy has experience in over 10 different countries on 3 different continents as a player, coach and consultant. He has a 73 - 16 record as a Head Coach, with his most recent role as Head Coach of the Prague Black Panthers (2018 Czech National Champions).




Malik Jackson came to Europe from De Anza College where he served as defensive coordinator.

In his first season in Europe in 2015 as Head Coach of the Carlstad Crusaders he managed to win Sweden Championship title as well IFAF Champions League title.

He also coached (as Head Coach or Defensive Coordinator):

- Kiel Baltic Hurricanes

- Bern Grizzlies

- Hamburg Pioneers

- Vukovi Beograd

- Serbian National Team

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Former Head Coach and Honorary President, a living legend of the Helsinki Roosters.

Jarmo served as coach of the youth teams, position coach, men's team Head Coach, strength coach, board member, general manager. And won everything that could be won in Finland including award for the Coach of the Year.


Michal Latos


Jakub Glogowski

Michal Latos, team president and Jakub 'Kuba' Glogowski, front office duo of the Wroclaw Panthers, best Polish team that is turning into European powerhouse.

Michal and Kuba did great things together for the Panthers, mostly from the organizational side, making the team from Wroclaw one of most stable and solid organizations in Europe, with one of the best facilities as well.



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The 2019 

Podyum Awards Ceremony

November 2, 19:00 - 21:00


The Podyum Team will recognize Europe’s top performers for 2019 at the Awards Ceremony held at Hagenbachhalle on Saturday evening after the Breakthrough Camp. After an hour of networking with food and cocktails, the following awards will be presented:


*Europe's Player of the Year    

*Europe's Coach of the Year

*Europe's GM of the Year      

*Europe's Organization of the year


American Football Expo

An opportunity to meet with the most innovative brands in American football. Brand categories include: Jerseys, apparel, player equipment, field equipment, turf, recruitment, video analysis, and more.

Interested brands contact about hosting a booth at the Expo.

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Recommended hotel for the 2019 Podyum Convention & Expo

See pricing at registration

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Address: Weilerwiese 3, 74523 Schwäbisch Hall, Germany
Phone: +49 791 97804141


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