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Varsity Coaching Staff
 
Rick Sutton
Head Coach/Special Teams Coordinator/Running Backs
Years on Staff: 9th year
Previous Football Coaching: 1983 - St Cloud Cathedral High School
      1984 - Brooklyn Center High School
      1985-89 Cottonwood High School
      1990-93 Brooklyn Center High School
      1994-2005 Mankato West High School
Teaching Assignment: English - Eagan High School
Other Coaching Assignments: Boy's Track - Eagan High School
      Hurdles Coach
College/Degree(s)/Year: B.S. English - St Cloud St University, 1985
      M.A. English - St Cloud St University, 1995 
High School/Year: Brooklyn Center High School, 1980
Family: Wife Carmon, daughters Kelsey and Maggie 
 
 
Luke Wisniewski
Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks
Years on Staff: 9th year
Previous Football Coaching: Minneapolis Edison High School
Teaching Assignment: Physical Education/Health, Minneapolis Public High Schools
College/Degree(s)/Year: B.S. Physical Education/Health University of Minnesota, 1990 
      M. ED University of Minnesota, St Mary's, 1998
High School/Year: Park Center High School, 1984
Family: Wife, Teresa, Sons Parker and Riley
 
 
 
 Jon Springer
Defensive Coordinator/Outside Linebackers
Years on Staff: 7th year
Occupation: Chief Operating Officer, Universal Insurance Holdings, Inc
Previous Football Coaching: Hamline University
College/Degree/Year: B.A. Business Management & Economics – Hamline University, 1992
High School/Year: Owatonna, 1988
Family: Wife Andrea, Son Jack, Daughter Isabelle
Email: jspringer@universalproperty.com
 
 
Elmore Roundtree 
Defensive Backs
Years on Staff: 9th year
Previous Football Coaching: 1996 – 2005 Minneapolis Edison High School
Occupation: Dakota County Community Corrections
College/Degree(s)/Year: B.S. Criminal Justice Bemidji State University, 1982
High School/Year: Aiken High School, 1977, Aiken, SC
Family: Wife, Alane, Sons Alex, Aaron
 
 
Seth Greenwald
Defensive Line
Years on Staff: 9th year
Occupation: Personal Trainer LA Fitness
College/Degree(s)/Year: B.A. Art History, Gustavus Adolphus College, 2005
      B.S. Kinesiology (Exercise Science), Concordia University, St. Paul, 2011
      Certified Personal Trainer, National Academy of Sports Medicine
High School/Year: Mankato West, 2000
Family: Wife, Stephanie
 
 
Nathan Dunn
Receivers
Years on Staff: 3rd year
Previous Football Coaching: Centennial High School – 3 years
      St Thomas Academy – 1 year 
Teaching Assignment: Science - Eagan High School
Other Coaching Assignments: Freshmen Basketball - Eagan High School
College/Degree(s)/Year: B.A.S. Life Science – University of Minnesota, Duluth, 2008
High School/Year: Eagan High School, 2003
Email: nathan.dunn@district196.org
 
 
Wayne Krantz

Inside Linebackers

Years on Staff: 3rd year

Previous Football Coaching: Rosemount High School 

      Shell Lake (WI) High School

Teaching Assignment: Technology and Engineering – Eagan High School

Other Coaching Assignments: Assistant Baseball and Gymnastics Eagan High School

College/Degree(s)/Year: B.S. Technology Education – University of Wisconsin – Stout, 1999

      M.E. Education - University of St Mary’s – Stout, 2003

High School/Year: Shell Lake (WI) High School, 1992

Family: Wife Krista and daughter Piper

Email: wayne.krantz@district196.org

 
Rob Thull
Offensive Line
Years on Staff: 3rd year
Previous Football Coaching: Scott Highlands Middle School
Teaching Assignment: Special Education Resource Teacher – Eagan High School
College/Degree(s)/Year: B.A. Social Studies – Southwest Minnesota State, 2003
      Currently enrolled in M.A. Special Education Augsburg College 
High School/Year: Burnsville High School, 1998
Family: Wife Emily, daughter Mackenzie 
Email: robert.thull@district196.org
 
 
 
 
Sophomore Coaching Staff 

 
 
Alex Johnson
Sophomore Head Coach

Years on Staff: 4th year

Other Coaching Assignments: Eagan Legion Baseball, Eagan Baseball Assisant Coach

College/Degree(s)/Year: B.S. History/Political Science- Marquette University, 2014

High School/Year: Eagan High School, 2010

Email: coachjohnsonehs@gmail.com

 

Stacy Jameson
Sophomore, offense
Years on Staff: 5th year
Previous Football Coaching: 1994 – Minneapolis North High School
      1990-1992 - St Cloud State University
Teaching Assignment: Assistant Administrator - Eagan High School
Other Coaching Assignments: JV Boys Tennis - Eagan High School
College/Degree(s)/Year: B.S. Physical Ed - St Cloud St University, 1990
      MA Educational Leadership – Concordia University, 2010
High School/Year: Patrick Henry, 1985
 

Mark Eldred
Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers/Wide Receivers
Years on Staff: 18th year
Teaching Assignment: Technology Education –  Falcon Ridge Middle School
Previous Football Coaching: Jefferson High School
      Lakeville High School
      Rosemount High School
College/Degree(s)/Year: B.S. Tech Ed
      M.A. Curriculum Development 
High School/Year: Bloomington Lincoln High School, 1973
Family: Wife, Patty, Sons Matt and Jeff, Daughter Katie
 

 

 Dave Christenson
Offensive/Defensive Line
Years on Staff: 3rd
Previous Football Coaching: Coon Rapids - 3 years
      Burnsville - 3 years
      Eagan - 7 years
Teaching Assignment: P.E./Health, Adapted P.E.
Other Coaching Positions: Head Strength Coach
      Assistant Varsity Baseball
College/Degree: B. S. Physical Education and DAPE- Bemiji State
      M.A. Health Science- University of Minnesota, Mankato
High School/Year: Blaine 1992
Family: Wife Teresa, Daughter Annie Son Leo
 
 
Theo Gergen
Assistant Coach
Years on Staff: 2nd year
Sophomore Defensive Backs/Running Backs
Previous Football Coaching: Winona Cotter 2009-2010
College/Degree: B. S. Physical Education Winona State University 2014
Other Coaching Positions: EHS Assistant Baseball Coach
High School/Year: Lakeville High School, 2008
 

Adam Copeland
Tight Ends/Outside Linebackers
Years on Staff: 1st
Previous Football Coaching: Hancock High School 1988-1990
Teaching Assignment: History/AP History,Eagan High School 
Other Coaching Positions: Head Coach Men's Varsity Track and Field
College/Degree: B. A. History, Social Science, Education - University of Minnesota, Morris, 1990
M.A. Education, University of St Catherine, 2004
PhD in Instrutional Leadership - Argosy University, 2009  
High School/Year: Hancock High School, 1985
Family: Wife Rakia, Daughter Nadia Son Alex
 


Andrew Kurkowski
Receivers/Defensive Backs
Years on Staff: 1st
Previous Football Coaching: Frederic, WI High School
Occupation: Store Mananger - Finish Line
College/Degree: B. S. Business Administration - University of Wisconsin, Stout, 2013
High School/Year: Frederic, WI 2009
Family: Wife Heidi
 
 

Freshmen Coaching Staff

Nick Johnson
Freshmen Head Coach/Offensive Line
Years on Staff: 14th year
Teaching Assignment: Work Experience – Eagan High School
Other Coaching Assignments: Boy's Track - Eagan High School
      Shot Put & Discus Coach
College/Degree(s)/Year: B.A. Social Studies - University of St Thomas
      M.A. Special Education - University of St Thomas
      Specialist Degree in Educational Administration – at Minnesota State University - Mankato 
High School/Year: Bloomington Jefferson High School, 1997
Family: Wife, Molly, Son, Grant
 
 
Douglas Anderson
9A Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers
Years on Staff:
2nd year
Previous Football Coaching: Defensive Coordinator 1979-1990, Head Coach 1990-1998, 9th & 10th assistant 1999-2011 – Rosemount High School
Teaching Assignment: Medical and Health Careers - Rosemount High School
Other Coaching Assignments: Wrestling and track at Rosemount High School
College/Degree(s)/Year: B.A. Augsburg College, 1973, M.A. Education - University of Minnesota, Minneapolis 1977
High School/Year: Hutchinson High School, 1969
Family: Wife Laurie
Email: douglas.anderson@district196.org

 
Paul Kovach
9B Defensive Coordinator/Defensive Line
Years on Staff: 9th year
Teaching Assignment: Business Education - Eagan High School
Previous Coaching Assignments: EAA Football
College/Degree(s)/Year: B.S. Northern Illinois University, 1987
      M. ED. Business Education - University of Minnesota, 1999
High School/Year: Carmel High School, 1983, Mundelein, IL
Family: Wife Beth, Family Josh, Emily, Jon, Joe and Paige
 

 


Chris Osborn
9th Grade Special Teams Coordinator/Offensive Assistant
Years on Staff:
 2nd year
Occupation: Technician at ARG, Inc
College/Degree(s)/Year: B.A. Augsburg College - Business Management, 2013
High School/Year: Eagan High School, 2009
Email: osbornc28@gmail.com

 
 
Dale Comer
Defensive Assistant
Years on Staff: 2nd year
Teaching Assignment: Math - Eagan High School
Other Coaching Assignments: JV Boys LaCrosse Eagan High School
Previous Coaching Assignments: Defensive Coordinator Coon Rapids High School 2005-2011, Columbia Heights High School 2004, St Anthony High School 2002-2003, Lakeville High School 200-2001.
College/Degree(s)/Year: B.S. Univerisity of Minnesota, 2003, MA University of Minnesota
High School/Year: Lakeville High School, 1999
Family: Wife Julia, Son David and Daughter Norah
 
 
Chad Gage
Running Backs
Years on Staff: 1st year
Teaching Assignment: 8th grade Global Studies - Dakota Hills Middle School
Other Coaching Assignments: Head Wrestling Coach - Eagan High School
Previous Coaching Assignments: Football Dakota Hills Middle School and SSYFL
College/Degree(s)/Year: B.A. Elementary Education Augustana College, Sioux Falls, SD
M.A. Education St. Mary's
High School/Year: Heron Lake Okabena Lakefield, 1990
Family: Wife Jennifer, Sons Kaden, Ty and Tate
 
 
Jake Minnig
Years on Staff: 1st year
 
Athletic Trainer

Kaitylyn Jensen, M.S., ATC
Years on Staff: 1st  year
Previous Football Coaching: St Cloud State University
College/Degree(s)/Year: B.A. Athletic Training - Gustavus Adalphus College, 2012
      M.S. Sport Psychology - St Cloud St University, 2014 
High School/Year: Elk River High School, 2008