CAMP DIRECTOR KAIL KAISER
Kail Kaiser is in his fourth year as SFA’s Director of Football Operations. His primary responsibilities include team travel and serving as the Lumberjacks’ recruiting coordinator while overseeing player personnel, video operations and summer football camps.
During Kaiser's first three seasons in Nacogdoches, he has been a key member of SFA's recruiting efforts, a process in which the Lumberjacks have ranked among the nation's top-20 by Hero Sports FCS, ranking 14th in 2016 and 18th in 2017. Kaiser was also a member of the staff that helped lead the Lumberjacks to an 8-5 record in 2014 and an appearance in the FCS playoffs.
Kaiser is the first full-time football director of operations at SFA, coming to Nacogdoches after spending two seasons as recruiting assistant at Florida State where he was a part of the Seminoles’ 2014 national championship team.
He also assisted with recruiting for FSU’s back-to-back ACC championship teams in 2012 and 2013 as the Seminoles had a pair of top-10 recruiting classes. As part of the recruiting effort at FSU, 31 players Kaiser assisted in bringing to Tallahassee have been drafted in the last four NFL Drafts, including a pair of top-five Draft picks in Jameis Winston (1st overall in 2015) and Jalen Ramsey (5th overall in 2016).
Kaiser also worked as a video coordinator for the FSU women’s basketball team in 2008-09 which culminated in an Elite Eight appearance in the NCAA tournament.
He spent one season as a video intern for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers from 2010-11 following a four-year stint in the U.S. Air Force. Kaiser served as a military policeman, serving two combat tours in Kuwait and Korea.
Kaiser earned his bachelor’s degree in sport management from Florida State in 2011 before attaining his master’s degree in 2012. A native of Gulfport, Fla., he married the former Elaina Schultheis of Orlando in the summer of 2014. The couple welcomed their first son, Kash, born in January of 2016.