John Peers, World #1 and Australian Open Champion

John Peers, World #1 and Australian Open Champion

Hello! I am Matt Knoll. I led the Baylor team to a NCAA National Championship, coached two NCAA Singles Champions, won 21 Big 12 Championships, and was named National Coach of the Year three times. I developed World Class players like Benjamin Becker who defeated legendary players like Andre Agassi, and John Peers who won Grand Slam Championships.

Benjamin Becker, High of World #35

Benjamin Becker, High of World #35

After 25 years in college coaching, I have decided to accept a new challenge. I will be devoting all of my experience and energy to helping young people and their families find the right college. Many people don’t realize that a four-year scholarship to a top school has a value of over $500,000.  

American College Placement is a mentoring and placement company. The difference with ACP is we only hire mentors that either played or coached college sport. We are the most personalized, boutique style service in the country. We will invest in you and your college selection process from building your list of schools all the way to signing your National Letter of Intent. Our mentors will meet with you and your family face to face to ensure that all your needs are being met.  You will have around the clock access to your mentor via e-mail, text, and phone throughout the process. 

As a longtime coach, recruiting services have been filling my inbox with profiles for decades.  Here’s the ugly secret no one wants to talk about. Coaches don’t even read the majority of the messages.  If you want to be noticed and give yourself the best possible chance to find your dream school, go with someone whose network is not only vast but, personal. My closest friends are college coaches. And because I have walked in their shoes, they know they can trust me to guide them to the best possible players for their program. 

We are fully NCAA compliant and ready to help players of both genders playing any sport.

Selecting the right college and athletic program is a big job. Don’t do it alone. Let American College Placement walk side by side with you from beginning to end.


TEAM MEMBERS

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Rob Verzaal - Orlando

No. 1 recruit from Louisiana

#18 in USA junior rankings

Four year letter winner at Baylor University

Two-time Academic All-Big 12 First Team Selection

Highest D-1 ranking of #47

Former Director of Tennis at Querbes Tennis Center

2017 Louisiana Program of the Year Winner

2017 Louisiana Junior Event of the Year Winner

Current coach at the USTA National Campus

Email: Rob@americancollegeplacement.com

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Benedikt Dorsch - Germany

ATP Singles ranking 127

NCAA Singles National Champion

Six Time All American at Baylor University

Intercollegiate Tennis Association National Player of the Year

All Time Wins leader at Baylor University

Most Valuable Player of the NCAA Team Championship

Three Time Big 12 Player of the Year

Email: Benedikt@americancollegeplacement.com

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Petar Danolic

Head Coach at the IMG Bollettieri Academy

Assistant Coach at the University of Miami

Assistant Coach at the University of Arizona

Assistant Coach at Texas Tech University

Coached the Number 1 college doubles team in the Nation

Tennis Europe Development Coach

Coached four top 10 players in the ITF junior rankings.

Number 1 Singles Player at Texas Tech University

Hitting partner to Petr Korda, Serena and Venus Williams, Marcelo Rios, Mary Pierce and Anna Kournikova.

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Paul Root - Phoenix

Coached world championship qualifiers

20x state champions

Current NAIA Head Coach

Current Head of Development for a Bronze Medal Club

Clinician with Olympic gold medalists and world record holders

Email: Paul@americancollegeplacement.com

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Felipe Rios - Chile

Career high ATP ranking 738

Academic All Big 12 at Baylor University

Nationally ranked in both Singles and Doubles

Six Time Member of Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll

Graduated with Honors from Hankhammer School of Business

Email: Felipe@americancollegeplacement.com

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Tony Nelson - Kansas City

Named All -State at Pittsburg, KS High School

Runner - Up at Junior College National Championship with Butler County Community College

Coached AAU Basketball boys/girls teams for the past 10 years

Mentored dozens of players to achieve college scholarships

Email: Tonynelson@americancollegeplacement.com

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Diego Galeano - Paraguay

Davis Cup player since 2009

Davis Cup Captain. 2017-2018

All Big 12 Commissioiner's Honor Roll selection. 2012

Academic All Big 12. 2013-2014

Highest ATP singles ranking of #663; doubles #411

Highest D-1 NCAA singles ranking of #18; #1 in doubles

All-American at Baylor University in 2015

Bronze medal in mixed doubles at the PanAmerican games in Toronto

Current Executive Director at FarmaOliva.

Email: Diego@americancollegeplacement.com

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Tony Lupieri - Croatia

NCAA Division I Singles All American at Baylor University

Ended 2015 ranked 12th in NCAA D1

2013, 2014 and 2015 All-Big 12 student

2014 Academic All-Big 12 (first team)

2013, 2014 All-Big 12 Singles

Four times All- Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll selection

Highest ATP Ranking 837

Email: Tony@americancollegeplacement.com

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Mark Nelson - Phoenix

Member of the 1984 Kansas High School 5A First Team All-State; All-Region First Team; Unanimous Selection All-SEK Conference First Team

Member of the 1988 Kansas State “Elite Eight” team; Member of Kansas State 2 Time NCAA Tournament Teams (1987, 1988)

Played with NBA Players: Mitch Richmond(15 year NBA Career-Golden St Warriors, Sacramento Kings, Washington Wizards, Los Angeles Lakers). Harvey Grant(12 years NBA Career-Washington Bullets, Portland Trail Blazers, Philadelphia 76ers); Steve Henson(6 year NBA Career-Milwaukee Bucks, Atlanta Hawks, Charlotte Hornets, Portland Trail Blazers, Detroit Pistons)

Coached under current NCAA coaches Lon Kruger(Oklahoma); Dana Altman(Oregon); Russ Pennell(Central Arkansas); Dan Majerle(Grand Canyon) and former NCAA Coach Randy Smithson(Wichita St)

College Basketball Coach for 21 years at the Junior College, D2 and D1 levels

11 Years as a Head Coach at Cowley Co Community College and Wabash Valley College

Coached NBA Player Tony Allen at WVC(15 year NBA Career-Boston Celtics, Memphis Grizzlies, New Orleans Pelicans)

2002 Selected as a Court Coach for USA Basketball U19 Team Trials that included: Carmelo Anthony, Chris Bosh, Andre Iguodala and Deron Williams.

In his Junior College Coaching Career, had players move on to Universities such as Kansas, U-Conn, Kentucky, Oklahoma St, Arizona St, UAB, Auburn, Missouri, Ole Miss, Minnesota, Southern Miss, Charlotte, Wichita State, Iowa, and Cincinnati.

7 Year Experience working out College and Professional players for NBA Pre-draft Camps and Pro Careers.

Email: Mark@americancolleplacement.com

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Kyle Speed - Phoenix

Kyle played collegiately at Grand Canyon University where he was named First Team All-Pac West Conference at the Point Guard position. His team qualified for the NCAA Tournament and he was fourth in the Nation and first in the Conference in assist/turnover ratio. Kyle was second in the league in steals, fifth in assists and tenth in 3-point field goal percentage. Prior to GCU Kyle led Johnson County Community College to the NJCAA National Championship in 2010. He resides in Phoenix where he trains high school, college, and professional players.

Email: Kyle@americancollegeplacement.com

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Benjamin Mullis - Los Angeles

Interim Head Coach and Recruiting Coordinator at Pepperdine University

Led Utah State to back to back Mountain West Championships and two NCAA Tournament appearances

Regional Assistant Coach of the Year

Four Time Conference Champion as a player at Drake University

Four Time NCAA Tournament Participant

Honors Graduate with a Master’s in Education

Email: Ben@americancollegeplacement.com

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Lance Thompson - Phoenix

Twenty years of College Coaching Experience

Assistant Coach for the Turks and Caicos Men’s National Team

Three Conference Championships

Six National Championship Appearances

Three Time Conference Coach of the Year

Three Time National Coach of the Year Finalist

Director of Arizona Nomads

Email: lance@americancollegeplacement.com

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Kevin Kowalik - Kansas City

Two Time Collegiate All American

Head Coach at University of Oregon and Wichita State University

Assistant Coach at Baylor University and University of Kansas

Coached Six NCAA Division 1 All Americans

Athletic Director at Homestead Country Club

Mentored Multiple Prospects to Achieve Scholarships from all levels of Intercollegiate Athletics

Email: Kevin@americancollegeplacement.com

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David Anderton - Canada

Director of Junior Development Jack Kramer Club 2009-2017

Head Men’s Tennis Coach At The University of San Diego 2007-2009

2007 National Assistant Coach Of The Year at Miami

Helped Miami reach The National Championship Final and Final National Ranking of #4 in 2006

Coached Audra Cohen to the 2007 NCAA Singles Title

Coached Megan Bradley to a #1 National Ranking and All American Title in 2005.

Worked with and Developed Numerous All Americans while at Miami and San Diego.

Email: David@americancollegeplacement.com

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Tami Audia, Illinois

Director of Recruiting, Indoor and Beach Volleyball at Be the Beast Recruiting, Hermosa Beach, CA 2014-2018.

Head Women’s Volleyball Coach, Georgia State University 2010-2013

Associate Head Women’s Volleyball Coach, University of Maryland 2008-2009

Assistant Women’s Volleyball Coach University of Dayton 2003-2008. Team ranked #12 in the Nation.

Played Setter for Xavier University. Was ranked #7 in the Nation in assists. Named Team MVP and Team Captain

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Jaimie Lee

NCAA All American at Notre Dame

Two Time Conference Player of the Year

USA World Championship Roster

AVP Pro Beach Volleyball Rookie of the Year

Baylor University Assistant Volleyball Coach