"What changes have taken place on the coaching staff since last season?"
First off, we have a new offensive coordinator, Coach Kerr has been serving as our quarterback coach since I became the head coach. I am extremely confident in his knowledge of our scheme and his ability to direct our offense. I know that our players are excited about the direction that he is taking the program.
We added Ted Soenksen '06 to be our offensive line coach. Coach Soenksen was previously at Briar Cliff University in Iowa. I was grateful that we were able to get coach in before Spring Ball so that he could work with our guys.
Mike Hansen is joining our staff to coach the corners. Coach Hansen was with us in the spring, and had done a great job to this point in his first collegiate coaching position. Coach Hansen is a graduate of the University of Washington. Coach Hansen replaced Derek Micke.
Also joining the defense staff is Dean Storkan, Dean is the father of alumnus Rick Storkan '10, and is going to be assisting Tommy Myers and Steve Little with the DE's and OLB's respectively.
The only other change this year was that after helping lead the tight ends last season, Coach Sean McNicholas will not be returning to the staff in order to spend more time working professionally at his executive search firm.
I am confident that we have one of the best coaching staffs in all of division III. How many schools can boast four former head coaches, over 10 years of NFL coaching experience, and over 125 years of college coaching experience.
I know that in addition to the coaching changes, our returning coaches have worked diligently to become better as position coaches, coordinators, and leaders. I am excited to have our coaching staff together again. I am looking forward to the 10th, as I know that all of our coaches are.