Valparaiso University head football coach Dale Carlson has announced that Kasey Teegardin has been named the Crusaders’ new special teams coordinator and linebackers coach for the upcoming season.
“I am pleased with the addition of Coach Kasey Teegardin to our staff as special teams coordinator and linebackers coach,” Carlson stated. “Coach Teegardin has worked in two highly competitive Division II programs and has experience as a defensive coordinator.”
Teegardin arrives at Valpo from Northwood University in Midland, Mich. where he was the team’s secondary coach and also served as the team’s academic liaison during the 2011 campaign. Prior to Northwood, he spent four seasons at the University of Charleston in West Virginia, spending 2010 as the defensive coordinator. The team’s defense finished 19th nationally defending the run.
Teegardin also played linebacker at Charleston for four years, and was twice named a team captain. He led the Golden Eagles to a pair of 8-3 seasons during his career.
“Kasey was involved in the startup of the program at the University of Charleston as a player,” Carlson added. “As a coach, he helped build Charleston into a nationally-ranked Division II program. Those experiences will serve him well as we build our program here at Valpo.”
Teegardin is a 2007 graduation from Charleston with a degree in sport management. He earned his master’s degree in business administration from the school in 2008.