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COACH JOHN ZIMA

Owner and Operator
Kicking and Punting Coach

Coach John Zima established Kick It in 2010 after several years of coaching specialists at the high school level. Today he trains clients in grade school, high school, college and NFL prospects.   Geographically he covers Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey, New York and Maryland. Coach Zima has coached several nominated All State and Big 33 kickers and punters. He has coached ranked Ray Guy Award punters, and multiple All Patriot League kickers and punters. Coach Zima supervises the annual Big 33/East-West All star game specialist selection process to provide the selection committee candidates for consideration for the award.


Prior to this, he held various senior level leadership positions in a large corporation. 

 
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Coach Zima has produced the following:

ALL STATE PLAYERS 

  • 2009 1st Team All-State PA Football Writers Association - K Joe Schrump

  • 2013 2nd Team All State PA Football Writers Association – K Hunter Rubright 

  • 2014 1st Team All-State PA Football Writers Association, Christian Puzzi  

  • 2014 1st Team All-State PA Football News – K/P Christian Puzzi

  • 2015 2nd Team All State PA Football Writers Association - K/P Christian Puzzi

  • 2015 Maryland All State – K Tyler Hartman

  • 2016 1st Team All-State PA Football Writers Association 4A - K Adian Alves

  • 2016 1st Team All-State PA Football Writers Association 6A - K/P Carson Landis

  • 2016 PA All-State 6A Specialist – Carson Landis

  • 2016 PA All-State 4A Specialist – Adian Alves 

  • 2016 1st  Team All-State Pa Football News 6A – Barney Amor

  • 2016 2nd Team All-State Pa Football News 6A – K Carson Landis

  • 2016 2nd Team All-State Pa Football News 5A – Ben Myers

  • 2016 2nd Team All-State Pa Football News 4A – Adian Alves 

  • 2016 1st All-Eastern PA Football.com Team – P Garrett Patla 

  • 2016 1st All-Eastern PA Football.com Team – K Barney Amor 

  • 2016 1st Team 2016 Rick’s All State – Southeastern PA Specialist – Barney Amor

  • 2016 1st Team All EasternPA.com & All WesternPA.com Super 25 Team 6A K - Barney Amor

  • 2016 LehighValleyLive.com All Area Specialist – Carson Landis

  • 2018 6A 2nd Team PA Football News.com - K  Taylor Smith

  • 2018 5A 2nd Team PA Football News.com - K  Gavin Dionisio 

  • 2018 4A 1st Team PA Football News.com - P  Matt Noll 

  • 2018 4A 2nd Team PA Football News.com - P . Mikey Sereny 

  • 2018 3A 1st Team  PA Football News.com - K  Alec Buttner 

  • 2018 LehighValley.com 1st Team - K  Anthony DaSilva 

  • 2018 LehighValley.com 1st Team - P Alex Khouri 

  • 2018 LehighValley.com 2nd Team - K Devin Bartholomew 

  • 2018 Berks Specialist of the Year - K/P Matt Noll


STATE CHAMPIONSHIP TEAMS 

  • 2010 PA State Champ K/P -Tim DiGiacomo

  • 2013 PA State Champ K/P - Jonah Bowman


BIG 33 NOMINEES 

  • 2015 Big 33 PA Nominee K/P - Jacob Bissell

  • 2015 Big 33 Maryland Nominee K - Tyler Hartman

  • 2016 Big 33 Carson Landis 

  • 2019 Big 33 K/P Anthony DaSilva 


PA EAST WEST ALL STAR GAME


  • 2016 Barney Armor K/P


COLLIGATE NATIONAL AWARDS  

  • ​2014 Fred Mitchel Award Nominee – FCS Best Kicker in the country Award – Jonah Bowman

  • 2014 NEC Champions, NCAA Playoffs K/P - Alec Finney

  • 2014 PSAC State Champion Punter -Will Wagner

  • 2015 PSAC First Team Punter - Will Wagner

  • 2015 All-Patriot League Second Team Kicker - Jacob Bissell

  • 2017 All-Patriot League 1st Team Kicker - Christian Puzzi 

  • 2017 All-Patriot League 1st Team Punter - Alex Pechin

  • 2018 All-Patriot League 1st Team Kicker - Christian Puzzi

  • 2018 All-Patriot League 1st Team Punter - Alex Pechin

  • 2018 MAC All Academic Team Kicker - Nick Bentz