The purpose of this website is to create a Free, Non-paying resource and place, where coaches from around the country can share ideas and concepts about the Flexbone Option offensE.


Mark Kleinpeter

Founder & Creator, Flexbone Nation

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Mark, a veteran coach and teacher, worked for Paul Johnson and Ken Niumatalolo at the U.S. Naval Academy Prep School (NAPS) in Newport, Rhode Island from 2006-2009, where he served as Athletic Director, Head Track & Field Coach and Assistant Football Coach.  During that time, Mark learned the theories and techniques necessary to successfully install and run the Flexbone Option offense.

Mark is a 1992 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, where he was a 7 time letterman in Track & Field and 2 time letterman in Sprint Football.  After leaving the Navy, he worked as an engineer for 5 years before going into coaching.  Mark coached for 17 years at the high school, prep school, junior college and Division I-A level.  He now works for a chemical company in Freeport, TX and resides in Friendswood, TX.



Matt McLeod



I have been a football coach for 25 years, currently the QB/DL coach at Lafayette High School in Williamsburg, VA.

I coached football for 15 years in college at some great schools in the ACC, Conference USA, Atlantic 10 and CAA. I have also been fortunate to coach High School football, as a head coach, for 10 years at Deep Run and Grafton High Schools. We exclusively ran flexbone, very successfully, all 10 years.

I played high school football at D.W. Daniel High School in Central South Carolina and was a part of back-to-back state championships running split back veer for Allen Sitterle.

I played college football at Clemson University and was a part of 4 bowl games during my time there.