Head football coach Dave Cecchini announced the hiring of Tony Rouse and Adam Logan to the coaching staff Friday.
Rouse will serve as the defensive line/strength and conditioning coach while Logan will take over as defensive backs coach.
Rouse served as the strength and conditioning/defensive line coach at Concordia University in Ann Arbor, Michigan from 2011-2013 after completing an internship in the same field with the University of Michigan football team in 2010. Prior to his time at Concordia University, Rouse was the head strength and conditioning/defensive line coach at Birmingham Groves (Mich.) High School for six seasons from 2006-2011.
The Michigan native most recently oversaw strength, speed, and conditioning workouts for the Eastern Michigan University football and baseball teams during an internship there. Rouse earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Oakland University in 2006 and a degree in secondary education from Madonna University in 2008.
"Coach Rouse will bring a wealth of experience to both the strength program and to our defensive line. He has endless enthusiasm and energy, and can take things to the next level for us in the weight room," Cecchini said.
A former wide receiver at Eastern Michigan University, Logan arrives to Valpo having spent last year as associate head coach/defensive coordinator/defensive backs coach at Southeastern High School in Detroit. Logan also served on the Concordia University (Mich.) coaching staff as assistant coach in 2012, following three seasons as the head coach at Ypsilanti High School from 2009-2011. During that time, Logan also worked as a learning coordinator at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Logan obtained his Bachelors degree from Eastern Michigan University in 2010.
"We are excited to have Coach Logan join our staff. His experience at the high school level will help us both on the field and on the recruiting trail," Cecchini said.