Ron Selesky, President
Ron Selesky brings over 20 years of collegiate and professional football playing, coaching, scouting, and administrative experience to the table as ProFind, Inc. enters its fifth year of operation. Since its inception in 2008, Selesky has successfully guided the growth of ProFind, Inc. from training one athlete in 2008 to over 50 athletes that have excelled under Selesky's guidance. The 2011 ProFind, Inc. Summer Skills Football Camp boasted over 90 participants, and featured keynote speakers Eryk Anders and Paul Ott Carruth, both distinguished ex-Alabama Crimson Tide players. Over the past 2 years, Selesky has successfully secured college football scholarships for 7 players, including Robbie Aldridge, a starting defensive end for the Henderson State University Reddies football program. Selesky has hundreds of college contacts across the country, and has developed and maintained relationships with general managers and player personnel directors from over two dozen NFL franchises.
With over a decade of arena football coaching experience, Selesky is a proven Arena Football League and af2 coaching veteran who has specialized in turning around the fortunes of downtrodden programs .Selesky currently serves as director of player personnel for the Cleveland Gladiators. Cleveland won the AFL American Conference Eastern Division championship in 2011, led by rookie QB Kurt Rocco, a Selesky find. Selesky also assisted 6 Gladiators secure NFL and UFL training camp opportunities after the 2011 campaign. In 2008, as Defensive Coordinator and Director of Player Personnel, Selesky was instrumental in helping direct the AFL’s Grand Rapids Rampage to the American Conference Championship, their first visit to the AFL Playoffs since 2003. Under Selesky’s guidance, the Rampage roster was dramatically overhauled; several of Selesky’s acquisitions made key contributions down the stretch to thrust the team to within one game of competing for the Arena Bowl.
Before that, Selesky directed the af2 Alabama Steeldogs for two seasons. Selesky finished his second year with the Alabama Steeldogs in 2007, leading the team to its first National Conference playoff berth in four years. In 2006, his initial year at the helm, Selesky orchestrated the biggest margin of improvement in af2 from the previous season. Selesky directed the Steeldogs to a +5 in the win column from the 2005 campaign, while narrowly missing a playoff spot, despite playing with 16 rookies on their 22 man roster.
Before coming to the Steeldogs, he served as the defensive coordinator for the Columbus Destroyers in 2005 under Head Coach Chris Spielman. Prior to that, Selesky spent the 2004 season on the sidelines for the Carolina Cobras, beginning the year as the team’s defensive coordinator before finishing the season as the head coach. Selesky led the Cobras to a 3-3 mark over the final 6 contests, and is the only coach in franchise history to have a non-losing record. Selesky spent the 2003 season as head coach and director of football operations for the Buffalo Destroyers, prior to the team relocating to Columbus, Ohio.
Selesky earned af2 Coach of the Year honors in 2002, guiding the expansion Albany Conquest to a regular-season mark of 13-3 and a Northeast Division title. He spent the 2001 season as the head coach of the expansion Louisville Fire, his first opportunity as a head coach. He also served as the director of player personnel and assistant coach for the Tampa Bay Storm from 1997 to 1999. With the Storm, his teams compiled a 31-11 regular season record and earned a berth in the 1998 Arena Bowl.
Selesky has been successful in sending over 20 players to the next level during his coaching career. This list of players includes:
Shannon Breen--2013--New York Jets
Randy Colling--2013--Buffalo Bills*
Derrick Boyd--2012--Cleveland Browns*
Dominick Goodman--2011--New York Jets*
Davion Mitchell--2011--Miami Dolphins*
Tom Johnson--2011--New Orleans Saints
Adam Tadisch --2010--New York Jets
Clay Harrell--2009--New York Jets
Erick Harris – 2006 – Philadelphia Eagles, Kansas City Chiefs
Rob Bironas – 2004 – Tennessee Titans
Dwaine Carpenter – 2003 – San Francisco Forty Niners, Detroit Lions
Henry Baker – 2002 – Kansas City Chiefs
Brian McDonald – 2002 – Philadelphia Eagles, Green Bay Packers
Clinton Hart – 2001 – Philadelphia Eagles, San Diego Chargers
Reggie Hargrove—2001—St Louis Rams, Seattle Seahawks
Jamar Howard--2013--Edmonton Eskimos
Cliff Louis--2013--Edmonton Eskimos
Almondo Sewell--2012--Edmonton Eskimos
Jalil Carter--2012--Toronto Argonauts
Nerraw McCormack--2011--Saskatchewan RoughRiders
Michael Gholar – 2006 – Saskatchewan RoughRiders
Robert Kent—2006—Toronto Argonauts
Jabir Walker—2001—B.C. Lions
Ronald Dillon—2008—Grand Rapids Rampage
Greg Green--2008--Grand Rapids Rampage
John Mohring—2008—Orlando Predators
Ryan Vena—2004—Columbus Destroyers, New York Dragons
Corey Hill—2004—Columbus Destroyers
Bobby Keyes – 2006 – Dallas Desperados
Terrell Browden – 2006 – Nashville Kats/Grand Rapids Rampage
James Clark – 2006 – Georgia Force
Mitch Tanney—2007—Philadelphia Soul/New Orleans VooDoo
Alex Houston—2003—Buffalo Destroyers
Anthony Payton—2003—Buffalo Destroyers
Mike Moser—2003—Buffalo Destroyers
Mike Guazzo—2003—Buffalo Destroyers
*All of the AFL players listed above moved up from af2
Born in New Brunswick, N.J., Selesky played college football at North Central College (Division III) in Naperville, Ill., where he was a four-year starter at left offensive tackle. He graduated from North Central with A Bachelor’s degree in English, with a concentration in Journalism. Selesky was also a sports writer for the NCC Chronicle.
Following his collegiate career, Selesky went on to play for the NFL’s Minnesota Vikings in 1987 and attended NFL camps with the San Diego Chargers (1988), Miami Dolphins (1990) and Detroit Lions (1992). He also spent time as a scout with ProQuest Management from 1995-1997. in 2004, Selesky earned his Master’s degree in Organizational Management from the University of Phoenix. Selesky completed his degree requirements while coaching full-time from 2001 to 2004.