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High SchoolHALL OF FAME AWARDSMFCA Tom Mahoney Man of the Year.65MFCA Coach of the Year.66MFCA Assistant Coach of the Year.66Previous State Coach of the Year Recipients.67Coach of the Year Questionnaire.68MFCA Hall of Fame Inductees.69Previously Inducted Hall of Fame Members.73Hall of Fame Nomination Form.74MFCA Class Coaches of the Year.78A Publication of the Minnesota Football Coaches AssociationMFCA Service Award Winners.79Butch Nash Award Information.81Butch Nash Award Recipients.82ORGANIZATION INFORMATIONButch Nash Nomination Form.83Executive Director’s Message. 8MFCA Conference Coaches of the Year.84MFCA Past Officers. 9MFCA Section Coaches of the Year.85President’s Message.10Coaches with the Most State Championships.85MFCA Officers and Committee Chairs.11Coaches with 200 or More Wins.86MFC Clinic .13Active High School Coaches with 100 Wins or More.87MFCA Clinic Report.14MFCA Committee Structure.15CONFERENCE RECAPSMFCA Code of Ethics.16Central Lakes.88MFCA Members.17Central Minnesota.88MFCA Retired Life Members.29Classic Lake.89Coach to Coach Program.30Classic Suburban.90MFCA Makes History.32Gopher Valley “A”.91Recruiting Fair.32Gopher Valley “AA”.92Rules Changes.33Great Poloar .93Camp Outreach Program.33Hiawatha Valley.96MFCA Conference Representatives.34Little Sioux.97Coaches Checklist.35Minnesota River.98Minnesota HS Football Conference Standings.36Mississippi 8.99Minnesota State HS League Board of DirectorsMissota100Football Task Force.39North Suburban. 101Competitive Section Assignments.40Northwest Suburban. 102Pheasant North. 103MFCA COMMUNITY SERVICE RECOGNITIONSouth Central. 104Community Service Form.43Southeast104MFCA SCHOLARSHIPSouthern Confederacy. 105MFCA Scholarship Information.44Suburban East. 106MFCA Scholarship Application.46Three Rivers. 107Tri-Metro108MFCA MR. FOOTBALLWest Central North. 108Mr. Football Nomination Form.47West Central South. 109Mr. Football Award Recipient.48Wright County. 109FootballM I N N E S O TAFEATURE ARTICLESFootball Scheduling.49Do not let stress and anxiety affect your coaching.50By Stan PopovichTaking pride and ownership in a small schoolprogram .51By Head Coach, Bryan StrandThe Most Important Play in Football. 53By Eric DavisRogers HS offensive practice organization.55By Mick Goudy (Offensive Coordinator & Quarterbacks Coach)and Ryan LaPointe (Running Backs Coach)Communication is Key to Program Transition.58By Nathan Brager10 Mistakes to Avoid in the Preseason . .60By Glenn Caruso, Head Football CoachUniversity of St. ThomasTeaching Progression can make a Difference.63ACADEMIC ALL-STATEAll-State Football Team Concept. 111Team Application. 112Individual Application. 113Academic All State Teams. 114Academic All State Individuals. 115STATE TOURNAMENTState Playoff Adjustments. 116State Tournament Summary. 117Playoff Results. 118State Champion Team Photos. 120ALL STAR FOOTBALL37th Annual Game Information and36th Annual Footbal Game Summary. 123Outstate All-Star Football Roster. 124Metro All-Star Football Roster. 125MSHSCA Application. 126MSHSCA Information. 127

“ The Keepersof theGame”Executive Director’s MessageFellow Coaches,If you received this magazine, you are a member or a partner of the MinnesotaFootball Coaches Association. Or, you are an affiliate in some way. In thisbrief message, let’s hi-light and salute some of the activities, programs, andaccomplishments, of the MFCA, ‘The Keepers Of The Game’.Our mission statement, (I am paraphrasing),’The professional organizationof football coaches serving and representing Minnesota High School footballfor over 50 years by preserving its past, providing educational opportunities,recognizing and honoring achievement, valuing good sportsmanship, enhancingthe game of football, and engaging in partnership with the MHSCA and MSHSLto developed healthy participation for the student-athletes of our schools’, isbeing fulfilled by a number of events and programs sponsored and conductedby your MFCA.To hi-light just a few. the Mr. Football selection and Banquet; Clay Anderson,AlbertLea, chair. The summer football Camp -Outreach; Wayne Petermeir, chair.Ron StolskiThe annual MFCA Football Scholarships; Will Wackman, chair. The Recruiting fair;Executive DirectorJeff Ferguson, Totino-Grace, chair. The Hall of Fame selection; Scott Tschimperleand Paul Lemke, Glencoe-Silver-Lake, co chairs. The Hall of Fame banquet; DaveNelson, Minnetonka, chair. The All-Star game; Dave Fritze, Eagan, chair. The MFCA Clinic. The Football Advisoryto the MSHSL, President Paul Dunn, Springfield, chair. The Code Of Ethics; Past President Shannon Gerrety. Inaddition to these, and other programs and initiatives, the Rep Assembly meets bi-annually in the Fall and Springto be appraised of and discuss pertinent issues of importance to football in Minnesota. I outline some of theseprograms to illustrate a very important point. We are not a hollow or insignificant organization. We are a workingorganization that is striving to fulfill our mission. In the pages of this manual, you will find contributions fromcoaches from every class, conference, section and area of our great state. Thank you to you all for your dailycontributions to not only this magazine, but to advancing the game of football in your school, communityconference, and section!All of our efforts require funding. thanks to our many financial partners for providing the dollars to allowus to sponsor the many and varied programs we offer. To that end I want to directly address the annual MFCAClinic, and urge you, again, to make plans to attend in 2011. Since the MFCA partnered with The U of M in 2008,we have striven to provide the very best clinic in the nation. The clinic committee spends endless hours planningand conducting a clinic that is worthy in every way. Since it’s inception just three years ago, our attendance,summarized, averages right around 1,000. this number includes attendees, exhibitors, and presenters; Allproceeds have gone directly to the association. Again, summarizing, approximately 52,000.00 has beentransferred to the MFCA. Prior to our sponsorship of the clinic, no monies were realized for the MFCA. Why attendour clinic? The answer is in the facts. All funds generated go directly to support the MFCA. Our target for the2011 clinic is to top 1300. please, to the extent, that you can, plan now to attend your Clinic in 2011.I have rambled, and apologize. The point is we have a special organization; something to be proud of. weare “The Keepers Of The Game’. Special thanks to Past president, Jon Johnson, a fantastic job!!. Thanks to allCommittee Chairs, Reps, the Ex. Committee, and to all of you for your interest and support. Congratulations toPresident Paul Dunn, I know he will be an outstanding leader.It is Fall and Football. How fortunate we all are!Ron Stolski8 - Minnesota Football Coaches Association

2010 MINNESOTA FOOTBALLMinnesota Football Coaches AssociationDIRECTOR OF PUBLICATIONS - TERRY TUREK901 E. Ferry St. Le Sueur, MN 56058507-665-3305This publication is issued annually by the MFCAPAST arvey Shew - BrainerdLew Swearingen - JacksonRed Wilson - BemidjiLoren Hagge - RochesterFrank Cleve - Minneapolis HenryLew Barle - GreenwayTom Mahoney - FairmontSteve Silianoff - So. St. PaulDale School - Redwood FallsBill Hansen - WillmarBob Roy - St. Louis ParkMarv Gunderson - WinonaMilt Osterberg - WorthingtonDick Lagergren - BrainerdLes Dreschsel - AdaDon Varpness - New UlmRon Raveling - Columbia HeightsRollie Bromberg - CloquetDon Swanson - Minneapolis HenryDon Stueve - Fergus FallsDean Brown - WinonaGary Gustafson - North St. PaulGrady Rostberg - HutchinsonDick Lawrence - EvelethRon Scott - Coon RapidsJim Roforth - Lake CityRon Stolski - y Thiel - Battle LakeDick Walker - RichfieldJim Simser - New Richland - HartlandDave Nigon - Totino GraceKeith Swanson - Hoffman-KensingtonJerry Peterson - OwatonnaDave Brokke - Granite FallsCon Natvig - SwanvilleGeorge Larson - CambridgeBuz Rumrill - Silver LakeGeorge Tuvey-Janesville-Waldorf-PembertonGeorge Thole - StillwaterKen Baumann - MahnomenDave Hylla - ProctorNeal Hofland -Chokio AlbertaKen Belanger -Zumbrota-MazeppaBubba Sullivan - NorthfieldDick Strand - SouthlandDave Nelson - BlaineMike Mahlen-VerndaleDwigth Lundeen - BeckerFlint Motchenbacher - Detroit LakesClay Anderson - Albert LeaWayne Petermeier - BrowervilleShannon Gerrety - BlaineJon Johnson - LitchfieldPaul Dunn - SpringfieldSECRETARY - TREASURER1956-571957-611961-641964-741974-83Frank Cleve - Minneapolis HenryDwaine Hoberg - St. Louis ParkBob Roy - St. Louis ParkChuck Elias - Minneapolis CentralJerry Peterson - Owatonna1983-871987-002000-082008-Don Larson - Albert LeaJim Simser - FairmontTerry Turek - LeSueur-HendersonJim Dotseth - Minneapolis HenryMinnesota Football Coaches Association - 9

“ The Keepersof theGame”President’s MessageTo: Minnesota Football CoachesFrom: Paul Dunn, President of the MFCAGreetings from the MFCA! On behalf of our association, I want to wish all of you the best of luckas you prepare for the 2010 football campaign. The passion, preparation and dedication youbring to our profession are exemplary! The MFCA is here to stand beside you and help in anyway we can. As “keepers of the game,” we hope to partner with you in your success.The success of Minnesota High School Football is made possible in part by your membershipin the Minnesota Football Coaches Association. I encourage both you and all of the coacheson your staff to become members of the association. This membership helps Minnesota HighSchool Football and is a great value to you as a coach.PRESIDENTPaul Dunn - SpringfieldThis value includes liability insurance that covers you during the season, school year and forcamps and other related activities during the summer through the end of July. Membershipmakes your players eligible to apply for MFCA scholarships. These are 500.00 awards given toplayers that are enrolled in a Minnesota High School and are members of their high school football team. Membership also makes yourplayers eligible for both All-state Academic Team Awards and All-state Individual Academic Awards.Your membership entitles you to significant discounts at the Doubletree Park Place Hotel in St. Louis Park. This is the sight of theAnnual MFCA Coaches’ Clinic that will be held next spring from March 31st – April 2nd. We had over 900 coaches attend last year’sclinic and we look to continue to improve and grow the clinic. National speakers, championship coaches, vendors and the annual hallof fame banquet will give all who attend a place to connect, learn and grow.Membership allows you to quickly and easily showcase your players to college coaches through the annual recruiting fair andrecruiting guide that is compiled each spring. Your players are also eligible for MFCA Mr. Football Award as well as consideration for theMinnesota Metro vs. Outstate All-Star Game held in June.These are just a few of the things in which the MFCA is involved. If you wish to learn more about the MFCA, read about currentinitiatives, or desire to join the association, please log on to our website at This will give you all theinformation that you need.Finally, on behalf of the leadership of the MFCA, we want to wish you a safe and successful season.Sincerely,Paul DunnPresident of the MFCAHead Coach – Springfield Tigerspaul.dunn@springfield.mntm.org10 - Minnesota Football Coaches Association

Minnesota FootballC oaches A ssociationEXECUTIVE DIRECTORPRESIDENTSECRETARY - TREASURERRon StolskiPaul DunnSpringfieldJim DotsethCOMMITTEE CHAIRSCOMMITTEEAcademic IndividualAcademic TeamAdvisoryAdvisory (MFCA President)All-Star GameAll-Star Game HospitalityAll-Star Selection (Metro)All-Star Selection (Outstate)Awards - Butch Nash/COYBanquetCommunity ServiceExecutiveHall of FameHall of FameMembershipMFC ClinicMFCA ScholarshipsMr. FootballNFF LiaisonOperations/CommunicationPower of InfluenceProfessional DevelopmentPublicationsRecruiting FairSec-TreasurerU of M LiaisonViking LiaisonWeb MasterCHAIRDave FrisellCon NatvigRon StolskiPaul DunnDave FritzeBill MagnusonMike FritzeBill MagnusonJim DotsethDave NelsonBeau LaBoreRon StolskiPaul LemkeScott TschimperleFlint MotschenbacherRon StolskiWill WackmanClay AndersonDave NigonClaud AllaireBubba SullivanRon StolskiTerry TurekJeff FergusonJim DotsethRon StolskiDwight LundeenRob NielsonPHONE507-387-5671 x -864-2440218-847-4491218-820-4742763-786-5571 x 30218-820-4742507-665-3305 s[email protected] Football Coaches Association - 11

Cambria Salutes the 2010Minnesota High SchoolFootball Coaches Hall of Fame InducteesDave DoseGlencoe-Silver LakeDennis HaleWorthingtonJim DotsethMinneapolis Patrick HenryJim ReinhardtRushford-Peterson

Minnesota Football Coaches Association “The Keepers of the Game”M i n n e s o ta F o o t b a l lCoaches Clinicw w w. m n fo o t b a l l c o a c h e s. c o mDon’t miss it!!The Official Clinic of the MFCA, in partnershipwith the University of Minnesota and theMinnesota VikingsTHIS IS YOUR CLINIC. If you canattend just one clinic, this is theone!!March 31 - April 2, 2011Double Tree Park PlaceHwy 100 & 394St. Louis Park, MinnesotaFEATURED IN 2011More Speakers & BreakoutsCLINIC STAFFRon Stolski, MFCA Executive Director, [email protected] Nigon, Coordinator of Sponsors & Exhibits, [email protected] Allaire, Clinic Coordinator, Schedule & Speakers, [email protected] Dotseth, Clinic Operations & Finances, [email protected] Nelson, Advertising and Program Coordinator, [email protected] Kirch, Advertising and Program Coordinator, [email protected] O’Brien, U of M Liaison, [email protected]! Tailgate Party!Partnership with the Coach Brewster and staff(some breakout sessions at the Bierman complex)Sponsored by the MFCA and the University of Minnesota

“ The Keepersof theGame”MFCA Clinic A Great SuccessAGAIN IN 2010!By Claud AllaireClinic [email protected] to overwhelming support by members of ourassociation, the MFCA clinic was a great success again this year.As an association, we are without doubt growing this clinic intoone of the best in the country! With a combination of local, area,and national technicians, the Gophers practice and headlinespeakers, an event that provides many networking opportunitiesfor our coaches, this has clearly become our official gatheringevent!The numbers alone are impressive; We had over 900participants, 50 exhibitors, over 35 speakers presenting 70sessions! Our high school national speakers included the stafffrom two-time Texas state finalists Copperas Cove, four timeIowa State champion Gary Swenson from Valley high school,Ralph Munger and Steve Dengler from three time Michigan statechampion Rockford, and Gary Gaines, the “Friday Night Lights”coach from Odessa Permian. At the collegiate level, we featuredDale Lennon and the Southern Illinois staff, MIAC championshipstaff from St. Thomas, the NSIC championship Minnesota Statestaff, Air force Academy head coach Troy Calhoun, and of course,coach Brewster and the Gophers staff.The clinic also featured a number of unique events andopportunities for members of our association. Our Thursdaynight social raised money for our association scholarshipprogram; Speakers were available for breakout Q&A discussionsessions throughout the clinic; Several association committeesmet during the clinic weekend; and the Gophers practice in thenew TCF stadium!. In addition, our Friday night Don SwansonTailgate Party featured the always hilarious Dick Jonckowskiand recognized members of the Minnesota football coachingcommunity for their accomplishments. The culminating eventof the weekend was our Hall of Fame Banquet on Saturdaynight where members of our association were inducted inrecognition of their lifetime contributions to our game and their14 - Minnesota Football Coaches Associationcommunities. We also recognized our conference, section, class,and state coaches of the year.Bringing this clinic together was the culmination of manyefforts. This included the leadership provided by our ExecutiveDirector, Ron Stolski and the tireless work of our clinic committeeconsisting of Dave Nigon, Jim Dotseth, Dave Nelson, Ray Kirch,John Gross, and Claud Allaire. Dan O’Brien served as our liaisonto the Gophers staff and events. In addition, there were a greatnumber of other coaches who stepped forward and providedconsiderable effort in making this event possible. We cannotmention all of them as there were so many others who alsoplayed critical roles. The Doubletree staff were also phenomenalin both their support of our association and in coordinating theweekend’s events.Our accomplishments in our first few years are impressive butour goal is mighty. Clearly, we want to offer Minnesota coachesthe best clinic experience in the country! We look forward toyour continued participation in making this happen; Remember,if you only attend one clinic, this should be the one!

Executive Director Executive CommitteeMHSFCA OfficersPresident1st Vice President2nd Vice PresidentSecretary/TreasurerAsst. Coach Rep.Past PresidentsRetired CoachesAll Star GameMembershipHall of Fame banquetMr. FootballOperations and CommunicationsBy-Laws and ConstitutionAwards Standing Committees U of MinnesotaLiaisonShannon GerrettyRon StolskiPublicationsTerry TurekRecruiting FairJeff FergusonAwardsJim DotsethProfessionalDevelopmentRon StolskiClaude AllaireWebsiteFlint MotchenbacherRob NielsenMinnesota VikingsLiaisonDwight LundeenAcademicMike WatsonCon NatvigMHSFCAClinicMFC ClinicRonStolskiRon StolskiDon SwansonMr. FootballClay AndersonAll-Star GameDave FritzePower of InfluenceBubba SullivanMembershipFlint MotchenbacherScholarshipWill WackmanCommunity ServiceBeau LaBoreMinnesota Football Coaches Association - 15

“ The Keepersof theGame”Code of EthicsP reambleP urposeOne of the distinguishing characteristics of a profession in educationmay be that its members are cognizant of, and perhaps dedicated to,rendering a service to humanity. As educators who choose to coachfootball, we must understand that the justification for football is that itprovides educational and physical values for those who play the game,and the game essentially belongs to the players who choose to playit.The welfare of the game depends on how coaches live up to thespirit and letter of ethical conduct, and how coaches, as educators,model ethical conduct, and remain mindful of the trust and confidenceplaced in them by colleagues, players, and the public.This code of ethics has been developed to protect, promote, andpreserve the best interests of the game and the coaching profession.Its primary purpose is to clarify and distinguish ethical and professionalpractices from those which are detrimental. Its secondary purpose isto emphasize the value of football as an experience that contributesto the overall education of the student-athlete and to stress properfunctions in relation to schools, players, and the public.Article One – Responsibility to Players1. Coaches shall be aware of the tremendous influence they have onthe education of the student-athlete; therefore, they shall never placethe value of winning above the value of instilling the highest ideals ofcharacter and integrity.2. Coaches shall follow or create and enforce a set of training rulesfor players that reflect the positive values of abstaining from drugs,alcohol, and tobacco.3. Coaches shall never place the value of winning over the safety andwelfare of players.4. Coaches shall not exert pressure on faculty members to give playersspecial consideration.5. Coaches shall show respect to all players by treating them withintegrity and honesty in both verbal and nonverbal behavior, regardlessof their role or contribution to the team.6. Coaches are responsible for their players’ actions on the field andmust not permit them to perform with the intent of causing injury toopposing players.7. Coaches shall not seek unfair advantage by teaching deliberateunsportsmanlike behavior to players; they shall instruct players to playwithin the written rules and within the spirit of the game at all times.3. Coaches shall promote ethical relationships among fellow coaches.4. Prior to, and following contests, coaches for the competing teamsshould meet and exchange cordial greetings to set the correct tonefor the event.Article Two – Professional Behavior1. Coaches shall exemplify the highest moral character, behavior, andleadership.2. Coaches shall display modesty in victory and be gracious in defeat.16 - Minnesota Football Coaches AssociationArticle Three – Sportsmanship1. Coaches shall exhibit, model, and teach good sportsmanship.2. Coaches shall

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