Meet The Team

Members of Drew Team

Drew’s Team includes Individuals, Teams, Coaches, Schools, Doctors, Organizations, Players, or  any family who decide they want to help and show their support.  There are a number of ways to help.  Here is our team.

Admin Team:

~ The Swank Family~

They are an amazingly strong family.  The are listed under the About Us.  The extended family is into the dozens and they are all with us as a part of Drew’s Team!

Dirk Knudsen; Coach, Dad, Writer, Activist

~Dirk Knudsen~

Director of Drew’s Team

Concussion / TBI Activist

Coach, Writer, Dad.
Honored to be on this Incredible Ride


NFL Great Kyle Turley

NFL Great Kyle Turley

~Kyle Turley~

NFL Great and Concussion and Brain Injury Activist Kyle Turley has Joined our Efforts.  He lives with the effects of CTE and Concussion Complications every day and is a Valiant Champion for all Athletes!

We Thank Him for his Support. See more and Kyle’s Wonderful Music at:

Coach and Former U of H Great Brian Derby

~Brian Derby~

Coach Brian Derby is the former University of Hawaii Linemen who founded the Derby Camp in Hawaii. He is a big supporter and Volunteer in His Community as well as a terrific Mentor.  He encourages everyone to get involved with this necessary cause. Meet Him Here.

Daniel "Rudy" Ruettiger

~Daniel “Rudy” Ruettiger~

Through his incredible efforts Rudy is helping people everywhere by encouraging them.  He was a big support for Matthew Newman and is considered an inspiration to Drew’s Team.

Thanks So Much Rudy!

Find Out More About Rudy and his work at the Rudy Foundation right Here.  Click Here

Our Partners:

ImPACT Concussion Testing

~ImPACT Concussion Testing~

ImPACT (Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing) is the first, most-widely used, and most scientifically validated computerized concussion evaluation system. Why would anyone not want this valuable tool in their corner?

Our Schools and Teams:

Valley Christian Panthers

~Valley Christian Panthers~

This is the School Drew Swank attended and that he was playing for the night he fell.  They have adopted ImPACT Testing and are Crucial to Team 7:15. Thanks for all your support for Drew and the Swank’s.

The Tiger - Cats

~LaCrosse-Washtucna Tiger Cats~

The Tiger-Cats Join use as the second Team 7:15 and support Drew’s Family through their many efforts.  This is the team who were on the other side of the Ball when Drew went down.  Thank you Tiger Cats for your support.


10 Year Old Kole

We have to thank Kole K. for the many times he has supported Drew and Matthew Newman through his love and efforts by paying tribute very where he went.  He know more about this then most adults.

Experts in the Field

SLI Founder Chris Nowinski

Chris Nowinski; Director of the Sports Legacy Institute.  We could go on and on about this Dynamic former athlete and Harvard Grad but it is enough to say that no one person has done more to raise awareness about the short and long term dangers of Concussions and Traumatic Brain Injuries then Chris has.  We are so thankful to have his and SLI’s Support.  Look into what they are doing at SLI.  They are such an important group.  Just Amazing Support.