Towers Coaching Staff 2018

There are a lot of familiar faces to be found on the Towers sideline for the 2018 season. After a fantastic 2017 season, there should be no doubt in anyone’s mind that this coaching staff is one of the premier staffs in Denmark.

Leading the way as Head coach will once again be Peter Herbild. Athletic Director, Anders Skovgren, on Peter Herbild: “It’s an immense pleasure for the Towers that we continue to have Peter Herbild as our HC in 2018. Peter has always had a focus on development. Not just the team’s development, but his own and his staff’s development as well. Peter Herbild is a skilled leader of both coaches and players. He focuses on what’s important, giving room for individuals, both among players and coaches, and he has a special ability to motivate. I find that Peter is still top motivated and engaged in the NL team and the Towers in general. Like him, I have great expectations for the 2018 season, both in Denmark and abroad”

He is a short overview of our 2018 coaching staff


Peter Herbild, Head Coach and Offensive Coordinator

  • Copenhagen Towers Head Coach since 2011
  • Danish Champions: 2013, 2014, 2017 (runner up 2016)
  • Played 15 seasons with the Copenhagen Towers as a DB, WR and RB
  • Currently the Defensive Coordinator on the Danish National Team

DB, and Team Captain, Magnus Bitsch on Peter Herbild: “I am very grateful for Herbild as a head coach and driving force in Towers, but also as a person. He has been a dominant figure in my development as a player. Countless times I’ve thought to myself: “This is a stupid footwork or scheme he has set up” – after which I find out that this was the way to beat our opponents. In addition to being a great coach, he is incredibly good at focusing on how to beat a specific opponent and does not waste time solving more or less unrealistic scenarios”


Victor Andersen, Assistant Head Coach and Defensive Coordinator 

  • Copenhagen Towers Defensive Coordinator since 2015
  • Played 11 seasons with the Copenhagen Towers as a DB (Danish champion in 2013 and 2014)
  • Won 6 junior Danish championships as a Head Coach of the U16 and U19 team.
  • Currently the DB Coach on the Danish U19 National Team

DT Kristoffer Brun on Victor Andersen: “Victor is a coach who takes his job very seriously. He is always well prepared and has an end-game with his reflections.”


Simon Sonnesen, Special Teams Coordinator and RB Coach 

  • Copenhagen Towers Special Teams Coordinator since 2015
  • Played 3 seasons with the Copenhagen Towers as a RB (Danish champion in 2013 and 2014)
  • Founder of Thisted Brewers
  • Currently the RB Coach on the Danish U19 National Team

RB Michel Jr. Konate on Simon Sonnesen: “Sonnesen is without any comparison the best coach I have ever had. Without him I would not have the football knowledge I have today. He is a motivating and determined coach. When you get to practice and have a coach who believes in it more than you do, just shows how motivational Sonnesen is as a coach”


Jesper Nørgaard Pedersen, OL Coach

  • Copenhagen Towers OL coach since 2017
  • Played 12 seasons with Kolding Guardians and Aarhus Tigers as a OL and LB
  • Coached 7 years of junior level football, before joining the Towers as a NL coach
  • Currently an assistant coach on the Danish U17 National Team

OL Joachim Christensen on Jesper NP: “NP is a coach who dedicates himself into getting results and demands his players to play at a high level. He cooperates with players and doesn’t only dictate, and he has a great attitude towards the game of football”


Niels Roest, DB Coach

  • Copenhagen Towers DB coach since 2017
  • Played 10 seasons with Kolding Guardians before joining the Towers in 2015
  • Played 2 seasons with the Copenhagen Towers as a DB and LB
  • Coached 10 years of junior level football, before joining the Towers as a NL Coach

DB, and Team Captain, Søren Bendixen on Niels Roest: “Roest has managed to lift a talented group of DB to a complete no-fly zone. The group were already one of the best in Denmark, but with the addition of Roest as the position coach and his expertise, the group has well established itself as the best in Denmark. Roest has delivered a profound insight into the mechanics and theory of the DB position – an insight that has benefited the whole group, from starters to backups. Every DB always know what each other is doing on the field, which has resulted in an unmatched team performance in coverage; a recipe which is extremely hard to coach – and beat”


Casper Bo Jensen, WR Coach

  • Copenhagen Towers WR coach since 2017
  • Played 7 seasons with the Copenhagen Towers as a DB, LB, WR
    and RB (Danish champion in 2013 and 2014)
  • Was awarded National League MVP in 2012, as a RB

WR Aske Troen on Casper Bo Jensen: “Casper is former team mate and came in as a new coach for a experienced group of WR and that’s not easy! As a former RB, Casper made it clear that he would focus on improving our blocks and physicality! And that part of our game has become much better and we can thank Casper for that! He is always positive and in a good mood and that always affect our group even if we are tired of his blocking drills”


Peter Nordentoft, Defensive Assistant Coach

  • Copenhagen Towers assistant coach since 2015
  • Played 11 seasons with the Copenhagen Towers as a DB (Danish Champion in 2013 and 2014)
  • Won 2 junior Danish U19 championships as a player

DB Simon Maak on Peter Nordentoft: “Peter is a former player with a lot of experience and tips to give regarding technique and especially how to adjust the approach to different type of receivers. We have a lot of individual time to work with him which helps a lot when we are in competitive situations”

There have also been some few new additions to our coaching staff.


Lau Mikkelsen, WR Coach

  • Copenhagen Towers WR coach since 2018

Lau recently retired from his role a as player and team captain on our NL team. Lau has been in football since early 2000s and is a well-known name in football-Denmark. He’s known for his great hands and feet, and his exceptional football-IQ that has led him to be a top WR in the Danish National League for more than a decade.

WR Aske Troen on Lau Mikkelsen: “I have played side by side with Lau several years now and he will be missed on the field! But getting him in the coaching staff is a huge asset! Lau has played football for many years and has always been very helpful with solutions and suggestions for game calling. I expect him as a coach to get heavily involved in our passing offense and I hope that some of his attitude is carried on by our WR group. Lau and Casper will complement each other very well and I’m sure that with these two coaches, Towers WR’s can continue their development”


Henrik Schwarz, TE Coach

  • Towers U19 OC and assistant Head Coach in 2014
  • Towers Senior OL Coach in 2015
  • Towers U16/19 assistant Coach in 2016 & 2017
  • Towers TE coach since 2018

Henrik Schwarz is a familiar face with the Copenhagen Towers, as he has been a coach with the Towers since 2014. Schwarz has been coaching for more than 10 years and his extensive knowledge will be very helpful when he is going to manage one of the most talented groups of players on the roster. Head Coach Peter Herbild has made it a clear objective to develop and integrate TEs to his offense, and there is no-one better to fix this assignment than Coach Schwarz. Schwarz is currently the OL coach of the Danish U19 National Team.

OL coach, and former teammate, Jesper NP on Henrik Schwarz: “I’m looking forward to bringing Schwarz to the national league staff, as Schwarz has a huge football understanding and can contribute a lot to an already strong technically skilled staff. Besides this, I look forward to the extra energy that Schwarz brings to our practice field where he expects the best of his players. If they do not deliver to the level he expects, players will know. I like that”

Dayton returns in 2018…!

As the winter darkness has Copenhagen engulfed in what seems like perpetual dreariness Tower Nation just received some exciting, purple news. Dayton Winn is returning for a second season with the defending champions.
The Towers are very excited that the reigning 2017 Danish National League MVP is returning to the Towers. He will once again play a very important part on the Towers’ offense. In 2017 Dayton averaged a TD every five times he touched the ball.
His versatility is already legendary in Denmark and in 2018 Towers fans can expect to see more of the same versatility. We expect Dayton to run the ball, catch passes and return kicks and punts.

Towers president, Jakob Munksgaard is understandably thrilled: ”This is great news for everyone in Tower Nation. Dayton had a fantastic season in 2017 and was an inspiration for everyone in the Towers organization. He is a great coach for our youth teams and I am sure our young players are delighted that he’s coming back”

 The Towers will be anxious to become back-to-back champions in the Danish National League, which is always a tough task. This year, however, will be even more difficult as the Towers will face international competition of very high quality.
Thus head coach Peter Herbild is confident that Dayton will help put us in a position to win in Denmark and in Europe: “Having Dayton Winn return for another season is a fantastic scoop for us. Dayton was the most explosive player in Denmark last year and he will be a key component for our offense and special teams on our journey towards winning the North European Football League and reclaiming the national title.”

Having Dayton back with us along with a largely intact squad and key players returning from injury puts us in the best possible position to win games against some of northern Europe’s power house clubs.

´R you ready? Season 2018 starts!

Vi er klar parat til Football start!

Towers ungdomshold starter deres træning op på følgende datoer!

U19. Tirsdag d. 9 januar kl 18.00

U16. Tirsdag d. 16 januar kl. 18.00

U14. Tirsdag d. 16 januar kl. 18.00

U12. Tirsdag d. 16 januar kl. 18.00

U10. Tirsdag d. 16 januar kl. 18.00

Hvis du har lyst til at prøve den fedeste sport – så skal du være velkommen!

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Copenhagen Towers in 2018

Towers at the Carlstad Crusaders of Sweden in 2014 [Photo: Jeppe Toustrup]

2017 was a successful season for the Copenhagen Towers. The team won the Mermaid bowl and snatched the gold from the Søllerød Gold Diggers.

By Søren Bendixen.

With a convincing season, the Copenhagen Towers could once again lift the trophy and claim the national title. – A season completed with the fulfillment of relinquishing a team objective: reclaim the Mermaid Bowl.

But not all of Towers endeavors were successful. The Towers were yet again defeated in their European hunt for a title in the Champions League. With a loss to both Karlstad Crusaders and London Warriors, the dream of international achievements ended before it even started.

That was 2017 – and with a new season comes new aspirations. But is the European conquest even in reach for the young team? – What does it take to raise the bar?

We talked to head coach Peter Herbild about the ambitions for the coming season of 2018; a conversation that involved raised expectations and investment towards Champions League; recruitment of imports; and the continued improvement of the Towers organization: An Ambition for Europe

The Towers have an enormous hunger for European success” states Peter Herbild. A lot of these players have won the mermaid bowl (The national championship) 2-3 times; now there is an immense desire to achieve international success”. Something which still awaits the Copenhagen team. The last four years the Towers have only won a single international game. But the tides might change. The club has developed an impressive economy which allows the Towers to invest in 2-3 imports for European success,” says the young but experienced Head Coach and adds: I consider the Towers to have a window of 1-3 years for reaching an international triumph – but it begins this year”.

When asked about the difference maker compared to the last couple of seasons, Herbild responds: We got to score points!”. Since 2014 the Towers have only scored 3.5 points per. international game – “and that’s why we have offered league MVP, Dayton Winn, to rejoin us for the next season,”. Dayton Winn made a huge difference for the Towers in 2017. With Winn in the backfield, the Towers possess a compelling threat against every European opponent. But is it enough? Defensively the Towers maintains confidence in their roster. The defense has played solid facing the international opponents. The focus internationally lies in strengthening the vigor of the offense. The Towers are therefore looking for a proficient American quarterback who can lead the potent young offense. To compete at an international level will require at least two top talents, – and one should be a quarterback” Peter Herbild reveals.

Together with a talented roster, the Copenhagen Towers have through the years gathered a capable and skilled coaching staff. Our coaches are young but tremendously talented and experienced,” Herbild says. The last couple of seasons the coaching staff have grown with a lot of qualified newcomers from outside the club. Every aspect of the organization – from junior to senior – has prospered from the influx. It has allowed the Towers organization to realize the most fertile and productive setting for generating talented and ambitious football players. A development the Towers now can pick the juicy fruits from. We have a talented group of young rookies from our own junior department coming up. We are very proud and look forward to integrating them into our senior team” Herbild states. The European ambitions are evidently a product of this organizational evolution and progress. It feels comparable to our team journey for the first mermaid bowl in recent time (in 2013). It requires physique, technique, and mental advancement to accomplish – but we have the dedication and ambition”.

Even with all the talk about Europe, the enthusiasm towards the national league remains the same. We want to win the mermaid bowl every year” The Towers HC claims with confidence. The national league is always a challenge. The focus has not been distorted; it has been adjusted. The Towers will dispose their focus in the spring on realizing their ambitions for Europe – which might cost a game in the first part of the season. But after the summer break, the Towers are once again dedicated at contesting their national title.

The expectations are high. So is the potential. With a strong addition of new players to the club and an additional 2-3 import player, the ambitions should be so. The joy of Mermaid bowls are sweet, but a European fairytale might be in line for the Copenhagen Towers.