THIS IS WHY WE DO WHAT WE DO…

 

page1image64350576 Dr. Grace Calhoun – University of Pennsylvania Director of Athletics

“The tour to China was an unbelievable experience, and you and your team were tremendous Patrick! The best with whom I’ve had the opportunity to work on a trip.”  Quakers in China

 

page1image64351616 Jeff Thorne – North Central College Head Coach (2019 NCAA DIII National Champions)

“Our National Championship season drive began with our trip to Germany and Prague, which provided our players and coaches with the ideal environment to learn together and to bond into a cohesive team. Each time we have traveled with Global Football we have returned to win the Conference, and this time we went on to win the National Championship. These experiences work in many ways!”

 

 

Chris Creighton – Eastern Michigan University, former Drake University Head Coach

“Patrick and I have taken my football teams to Germany, Austria, Panama and Tanzania on amazing trips that positively impacted everyone involved in all kinds of ways. I highly recommend developing your team and its leaders through these unique opportunities.”  Youth Clinic in Tanzania

 

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 Joe Austin – Southwestern University, former Hanover College Head Coach

“Global Football is a huge part of our continued program growth. Their trips are educational, fantastic team-builders, and are tremendous value for the money. I have been a part of five Global Football trips with two schools and they have all exceeded my expectations. If you ask my players, they will tell you travelling with Global Football was the highlight of their college experience.”  Pirates in Italy

 

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 Jeff McMartin – Central College Head Coach, AFCA Board Member

“I am proud to continue the tradition of Central College Football international travel as begun by Coach Ron Schipper decades ago, and to work closely with Global Football to manage all details of our foreign tours. Each time we go overseas our players, coaches and families return with lasting memories that make us a better team, and them better people.”  Dutch in Greece & Italy

 

page1image64351824 Sandy Hatfield Clubb – former Drake University Director of Athletics, President of Pictor Group

“The trip – the clinics, the game, the service projects, the Kilimanjaro climb – changed everyone’s world in ways that will have lifelong meaning, and there’s a ripple effect – our players have done a wonderful job of sharing their experience with the campus.”  Bulldogs in Tanzania

 

 

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 Dean Paul – Ohio Northern University Head Coach

 

“Our team has traveled with Global Football to Germany twice, Ireland, Austria and Italy. We were very pleased with the food, lodging, tours and overall organization that Patrick and his staff provide. Our players often reflect on the trip as a highlight of their college experience.”  Polar Bears in Greece & Italy

page2image64213472 Kyle Sweeney – Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges Head Coach

“Global Football is a first-class organization. Each of our trips have been outstanding experiences for our student-athletes and coaches. I highly recommend them and can’t wait for our next trip.”  Stags in Ireland & Scotland

 

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 Lou Holtz – former ESPN Analyst, University of Notre Dame Head Coach

“I don’t know how you do it all, but you are a special individual who is exceptionally talented, and I really appreciate having the opportunity to work with you to create the Notre Dame Japan Bowl, and to coach so many former Notre Dame players in Tokyo.”  Fighting Irish in Tokyo

 

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 Norm Eash – Illinois Wesleyan College Head Coach

“I would like to personally thank you and Global Football for making this a great trip which became a reality for 75 members of our university’s team. I can personally tell you that this was a historical, cultural and athletically enhanced adventure. The trip provided a once in a lifetime experience for all involved, as it does each time, we travel with you.”  Titans in Finland & Sweden

 

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 Nate Milne – Muhlenberg College Head Coach

“Our Italy journey was remarkable in so many ways, allowing our team to thoroughly enjoy the wonders of Rome and the surrounding areas, to share times together, and to compete with an Italian team. This proved to be a springboard for our remarkable 2019 season where we reachedthe NCAA D3 semi-finals. Thanks for the great work you did to make it all work so smoothly.”  Mules vs. Florence, Italy

 

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Travis Rundle – Sewanee University of the South Head Coach

“One of my first calls when I became head coach at Sewanee was to call you Patrick, as I knew how important a Global Football trip could be for our team. We thoroughly enjoyed Greece and Italy, as it gave our team and families a chance to grow most close while encountering so many fabulous sites. Our game was simply the topping to it all!”  Tigers in Athens & Rome

 

page3image64393904 Jeff Sokol – Rose-Hulman Institute Head Coach

 

“Playing in the Vienna Charity Bowl was an incredible experience for every person on our trip. The coaches and players appreciated the quality of play and the challenge the Austrians provided. The parents and fans really enjoyed the atmosphere and enthusiasm of the crowd. The game in Vienna was a phenomenal way to cap off an incredible trip, including the first days in Prague. ”  Charity Bowl in Vienna, Austria

 

page3image64400352  Grant Teaff- former AFCA Executive Director, Baylor University Head Coach

“The AFCA supported Patrick Steenberge in the Aztec Bowl in Mexico for over a decade in order to have a true all-star game for NCAA Division III players. Ron Schipper, the legendary head coach from Central College, Iowa and former president of the AFCA worked directly with Patrick for many years and believed in his ability and commitment. He found him to be very solid, honest and a man of his word, as have I.“  Aztec Bowl Mexico

 

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 Thomas Westbrook – Drake University Professor of Education

“What these Global Football trips do is open your mind to places, peoples and things you may have heard and read about and find fascinating. We visited Tanzania and China, and until you travel there, you can’t really understand how powerful these experiences are, and the impact they have on a student’s life. That is what these trips do for the student athletes!”  Bulldogs on the Great Wall of China

 

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 Jim Margraff – Johns Hopkins Head Football Coach (former)

 

“Our trip to Italy was nothing short of spectacular. After many years of hearing wonderful reviews from friends and colleagues of other programs who have traveled with Global Football, I had high expectations for our trip to Italy. Those expectations were exceeded in every possible way as Global Football created an adventure that was not only educational and fun, but also created lifelong memories for our players, coaches and friends of Johns Hopkins Football. It was a pleasure working with Global Football which is run by true professionals who handled every detail imaginable, big and small.“  Blue Jays in Italy