Who is Louie Sakoda? Uh, he’s kind of a big deal! Louie is the only ever unanimous Consensus All-American in Utah football history, second player ever to be named a Ray Guy and Lou Groza finalist in the same year (2008), three-time Ray Guy top 10 semifinalist (2006-08) and two-time Lou Groza Award semifinalist (2007-08), and the list goes on! Read about all the career records Louie set and all of his academic & athletic accolades on the official University of Utah Utes player page.
Louie Sakoda had a storybook kicking & punting career as a walk-on at the University of Utah and he later went on to play professional football as a kicker & punter in the Canadian Football League (CFL). He is one of the best kickers who ever came out of college and many experts expected him to be playing several years in the NFL. Sakoda, or ‘King Louie’ as many call him, had a fanatical following not only for his epic performances for Utes Football, but also for his ability to go about life and football with a confident, but down to earth swagger that won over his fans, teammates & coaches. Plagued by a few injuries on his journey from college football, to the CFL and later a brief stint in the NFL; his amazing career was unfortunately cut short.
Coach Brent Grablachoff (Owner & Head Coach) of Kicking World and Louie Sakoda had some time to catch up and talk about Louie’s college football career, life experiences, what happened after college, what he’s doing now and how he’s now a part of Kicking World. Read the interview with Louie Sakoda – who is also on the Bleacher Report Top 25 Clutch Kickers in College Football History!
I am delighted to have Louie Sakoda join the Kicking World staff. There are so many specialists out there who can learn from Louie’s tenacity, mental toughness and gridiron experiences. I know he’s going to have an impact on many students and will help us continue to deliver the best personalized kicking instruction in the world. –Brent Grablachoff, Kicking World
LESSONS WITH LOUIE
Louie Sakoda is originally from San Jose, CA, played college football in Salt Lake City, UT and now resides in Charlotte, NC with his wife. As a private kicking coach at Kicking World he offers 1 on 1 kicking and punting lessons in Charlotte, North Carolina and surrounding areas. He will also travel with Coach Brent and the rest of the Kicking World staff to select kicking camps around the nation. He will continue utilizing his marketing & entrepreneurship degree for various business ventures and will also offer private instruction for all levels of kickers & punters in North Carolina. If you would like to train with Coach Louie Sakoda, visit www.kickingworld.com and get started today.