Welcome to the Grand Rapids Area Football Association!


The Grand Rapids Area Football Association is proud of the nearly 100 year tradition of Grand Rapids Football. As extra-curricular school program budgets continue to be cut, the football program and coaching staff are becoming more and more dependent on the Football Association to help maintain a high quality and viable program.

This is the 10th season for Coach Spahn and his staff and we look forward to continuing to work with them. Under Coach Spahn and his staff, the Grand Rapids Thunderhawk Football Program continues to grow on all levels.

As an association, we will work with the school and coaching staff to build a competitive football program through all levels culminating at the varsity. This does not happen with the wave of a wand. It will take player, parent, and community support through involvement, volunteering, fundraising, and donations. GRAFA is seeking membership from Youth Football up through Varsity. It is important to remember that this is YOUR program, YOUR team, and these are YOUR boys – YOU are all members of the Grand Rapids Area Football Association!

GRAFA President Contact

Tami Kottke, President

(218) 398-1521


Coach Contact

Greg Spahn, Varsity Head Coach

(715) 220-2846


Thank you for your support of the Football Program.

We are looking forward to a Great Season!