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D2Football.com Staff

Creative Staff

Bob Eblen has been the national columnist since 2006.  He hopes to continue to use his passion for and knowledge of college athletics to entertain and inform the followers of Division II football.

Bob, his wife Deb and sons Sam and Noah live in Kansas City, MO. In his free time Bob enjoys spending time with family and friends and attending many different types of sporting events.

Peter Eley, PhD. is a 2000 graduate of Elizabeth City and currently is a mathematics education professor. As a former CIAA athlete, he has a affinity for all CIAA Sports. Peter has had significant experience at four of the CIAA schools and has a strong grasp of the culture and passion of CIAA athletics and what it means to their fans.

In, his spare time Peter spends a significant amount of time, hunting, fishing, golfing, and biking.

A 2001 public relations graduate of Central Washington, Jon Guddat has followed D2 football for nearly 15 years. He has covered college sports as the sports editor of two newspapers, a freelance writer, and as a host of a morning radio show. Jon also covers rodeo year round as a freelance columnist.

Jon works in the banking industry and enjoys all types of sports, recreation and being outdoors with his family.

Joe Price earned a Bachelors and Masters degree from West Texas A&M in 2008 and 2011. Joe currently is a Local Government Specialist for the Panhandle Regional Planning Commission and lives with his wife, Stephanie, in Amarillo, TX.

In his free time, Joe enjoys spending time with family and friends and attending many different types of sporting events in the Texas Panhandle.

Aaron Heintzelman is excited to join the D2Football.com staff as the new MIAA columnist. A graduate of Saginaw Valley, he has followed D2 Football closely, attending SVSU home and away games regularly during his undergraduate time there.

Aaron works as an online news producer in Kansas City, Missouri and enjoys watching and playing sports in his free time.

Paul Falewicz has covered high school football and basketball in the Massachusetts and New Hampshire for many years. His coverage has appeared in numerous local newspapers. He is a graduate of UMass-Lowell where he earned his bachelors and MBA.

< font color="#000000" size="2" face="Verdana">He has coached basketball at the collegiate level for the past six years and is currently on the staff at Regis College. He lives in Billerica, MA with his wife and two kids.

Aaron Ziemer has been covering the NSIC for D2Football.com since 2009.  He is a 2001 graduate of Southwest Minnesota State in Marshall, Minn.  Ziemer majored in in Speech Communication with a specialty in Radio and Television.  In addition to his time in radio, he spent two summers working in newspaper.

He has won numerous broadcasting awards as the voice of the SMSU Mustangs for the past eight years.

Chuck Bitner earned a degree in Business Administration from Bloomsburg University in 2001. He is employed in the banking industry and lives in Manheim, PA with his wife Alyssa and their five cats.  

In his spare time, Chuck enjoys traveling to football games, home remodeling, reading, sports photography and watching all forms of auto racing.

Ryan Brown has been covering South Atlantic Conference football for five years and joins the D2Football.com staff in 2012. He is a graduate of Wingate and currently serves as Director of Broadcasting & Productions at Wingate along with serving as head play-by-play voice of Bulldog athletics.

In addition, Brown serves as director of video production for postseason South Atlantic Conference tournaments. 

Gilberto Alvarado

Gilberto Alvarado is deeply rooted in Division II football and is a CIAA insider with extensive knowledge of the league.  He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Fayetteville State in 2000.  While at Fayetteville State, Gilberto was a defensive end on the 1998 FSU Bronco team.

A proud member of the US Army from 1992-1996 as a Light Wheel Vehicle Mechanic, he received the Expeditionary Medal for his service in Operation Uphold Democracy.

David Bykowski

David Bykowski is a 2000 graduate of Furman University and a former sports editor of The Paladin.  He began following D2 Football in earnest while working toward his M.S. in Computer Science at the University of Michigan. A former radio broadcaster, he currently works a software engineer for a NASA contractor.

In his free time, he enjoys curling in the winter, softball in the summer, and cooking pretty much all year round.

JR Chaney
Kevin Higginbotham

Kevin Higginbotham is currently working toward a degree in business management. He is a huge fan of college football and is originally from Texas.

Kevin Higginbotham works as Security at University Colorado in Denver.  His hobbies include being involved in fantasy sports, surfing the internet, and traveling.

Tony Nicolette

A 1994 graduate of Grand Valley with a BBA in Finance, Tony Nicolette is an Account Executive with a large computer reseller that works primarily with Fortune 500 companies.  

In in spare time, Tony enjoys golf, road and mountain biking, softball, and any other sport. He also enjoys reading, cooking and music.

Brandon Misener

Brandon Misener is the creator of D2Football.com.  He has worked in the media since 1990 and has covered the three major sports at all levels. Brandon has worked for many different stations, has served as the analyst for the Division II Selection show on ESPN, has written stories for the D2 Football Championship Program, and is a regular contributor to American Football Monthly.

Brandon graduated from Northwest Missouri State University in 1996 with a degree in broadcasting. 

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