Meet the Coaches

Meet the Coaches

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

Bubba Pence

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

Asst Coaches:

Asst Coaches:

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

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