Monday, December 13, 2010

Moller Accepts Head Football Coach Position at U of M, Crookston

CROOKSTON, Minn. (December 13, 2010) –  The University of Minnesota, Crookston announced this morning that Charles “Chuck” Moller has accepted the position of head football coach for the Golden Eagles.  Coach Moller will meet with members of the Golden Eagle Football Team this morning.

“We feel fortunate to have someone of Chuck’s caliber to lead our football program,” said Athletic Director Steph Helgeson.  “We believe his passion for football and the accomplishments he’s made over his career will enhance the experience for our student-athletes and will also help move Golden Eagle Athletics forward.”

Originally from Eagle Bend, Minnesota, Moller has built a career coaching football that spans more than twenty years.  Most recently he has served as assistant football coach for Phoenix College, in Phoenix, Arizona, but he has been a member of the football coaching staff for the offensive line at Oklahoma State University (2001-2004); for the offensive line for tackles and tight ends at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California (1997-2001), where he helped coach a team to the Rose Bowl in 2000; for tight ends and kicking at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque (1991-1997); as assistant head coach at Texas State University in San Marcos (1989-1991); and at Pittsburg State University in Pittsburg, Kansas (1987-1989).

He also served as a graduate assistant football coach at North Dakota State University from 1985 to 1987 under then Head Football Coach Rocky Hagar.  Moller spent his first collegiate coaching season at his alma mater, the University of Minnesota, Morris.  As a college football player, he was a four-year letterman and two-time all-region player.  He was also named Academic All-American.

Moller earned his bachelor’s degree in physical education, elementary through secondary, at the U of M, Morris, and pursued graduate work in athletic administration and physical education while he was at North Dakota State.  He also has experience in business as a realtor for Ridgecrest Realty in Cave Creek, Arizona.  He and his wife, Kris, have two children.

“Out athletics programs are an important part of our students’ overall experience, and we believe Coach Moller can help us further establish a strong tradition for our football program,” said U of M, Crookston Chancellor Charles Casey. “We look forward to having him on board.”

The University of Minnesota, Crookston is an NCAA Division II Institution and a member of the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC). The Golden Eagle Equestrian team is a member of the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA).

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