Snapping remains a critical aspect of the kicking game and is an art that requires a great deal of practice to develop muscle memory and technique. Great snappers are in such high demand and are such an important element of the kicking game that they can earn full collegiate scholarships for their snapping ability and can possibly advance to the NFL levels.  

Kicking1on1 maintains two snapping coaches, Coach Joe Boskovich and Coach Jeff Grau.   

Coach Joe Boskovich and Coach Jeff Grau both have personal connections to Kicking1on1 Head Instructor Mike MacGillivray: Coach Joe was Coach Mike's snapper in college at USC, and Coach Jeff was Coach Mike's snapper in high school at Loyola High School in Los Angeles.  Both Coach Joe and Coach Jeff are highly decorated snappers who have achieved great success in their careers.  We hope we can help our students achieve similar success.

To schedule a snapping lesson with Coach Joe or Coach Jeff, please see our lesson details page, or email us at


kicking1on1 snapping coach joe boskovich

kicking1on1 snapping coach joe boskovich

Coach Joe Boskovich

Coach Joe Boskovich served as USC's long snapper during the 1999-2003 football seasons.  As a four year letterman, Coach Joe started 50 consecutive games for the Trojans, and he ended his career as a member of Pete Carroll's 2003 National Championship Team at USC.  Prior to playing for the Trojans, Coach Joe prepped at Westlake High School, where in addition to handling the long-snapping duties, he was a Super Prep All-Farwest honoree and All-Marmonte League Tight End.  In 2008, Coach Joe was inducted into the Westlake Football Hall of Fame.

In 2008, Coach Joe Boskovich co-founded an investment management company, Old West Investment Management, LLC, and he currently serves as one of the firm's principals.  When asked about coaching long snappers in his spare time, Coach Joe says: "Long snapping is an unknown specialized skill, and I have made a hobby out of teaching kids how to long snap over the years.  When I was 12 years old, one of my Dad's colleagues, a former Stanford snapper, told me that I'd be able to write my own ticket in life if I mastered the art of snapping.  He was right!  I snapped at USC, won a National Championship, and entertained the opportunity of giving it a go in the NFL.  My Dad's friend changed my life, and I take great pride in trying to do the same for other young men."

Coach Joe and his wife, Dianne, have a daughter, Kate, and two sons, Joey and Johnny.  Coach Joe was also Kicking1on1 Head Instructor Mike MacGillivray's long snapper at USC.

Coach Jeff Grau

Coach Jeff Grau

Coach Jeff is a former NFL long snapper for the Miami Dolphins, Dallas Cowboys, Washington Redskins, and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.  Coach Jeff has made over 300 successful long snaps in NFL regular season games without an errant snap.  Coach Jeff is one of only 5 pure long snappers to have ever been drafted into the NFL after being selected in the 7th round of the 2002 NFL Draft by the Washington Redskins. 

Prior to his NFL career, Coach Jeff was a four year starter at UCLA where he successfully completed over 500 long snaps without error.  Coach Jeff was widely rated, by numerous publications, as the top long snapper in the country during his senior season at UCLA.  Prior to UCLA, Coach Jeff played football and baseball for 4 years at Loyola High School, winning several league championships and finishing as the Div. 1 CIF runner-up in 1996.

Coach Jeff Grau was also Kicking1on1 Head Instructor Mike MacGillivray's snapper in high school at Loyola High School.