Chad Rogosheske is coming home. A
former running back and an assistant coach for the Pipers, the Columbia
Heights, Minn. native was named today to be the head football coach at Hamline
not often you get to coach at your alma mater,” Rogosheske said. “What
attracted me to the job was the same thing that attracted me as a student – the
caliber of people at the place. This school has a lot of strengths. I’m excited
to work at getting the program headed in the right direction."
played at Hamline from 1994-97, earning All-Conference and All-Academic honors.
Two of those teams finished second in the MIAC. After graduating in 1998, he
stayed at HU as an assistant coach to veteran mentor Dick Tressel. When Tressel moved to Ohio State, Rogosheske went to
Wartburg to coach for one season before returning to Hamline for five more
2007, he joined Tressel in Columbus as a graduate assistant to the OSU program.
In his three years there, the Buckeyes won the Big 10 title every season and,
in 2008, the team played in the BCS Championship game. Rogosheske left Columbus
for Bucknell, where he has coached the offensive line for the past three
bright and energetic. He’s a football guy. It’s his passion,” Tressel said.
“But he also understands what a student- athlete is. He will be able to give a
good perspective [to a recruit] on the value of a Hamline education.”
director Jason Verdugo said
Rogosheske will assume his duties immediately. “Chad clearly defines what we
were looking for in our new leadership for the football program,” he said. “He’s
passionate about Hamline University, understands the MIAC, and is well
respected among Minnesota high school coaches and our alumni.”
beat out a field of candidates that Verdugo called “impressive … particularly
the four finalists. We had very high caliber nominees for this job.”
The Pipers open the 2013 season September 7 against Minnesota-Morris at Klas Field.