2002-03 Football
1 Brandon Shreve WR
2 Alex Morrison DB
3 Jake Burkart WR
4 Joe Milazzo QB
5 Ryan Barno WR
6 Kevin Knutson WR
7 David Macchi QB
8 Casey Liddle WR
9 Matthew Van Daele RB
10 Anthony Freitag QB
11 Adam Hudak PK
12 Dustin Shamburg QB
13 Brad Smeja WR
14 Justin Hamilton QB
16 John Schaekel DB
17 Michael Allen DB
18 Adam Oas CB
19 Andrew Golitko QB
20 Steven Gage FB/LB
21 Nicholas Haas LB
22 Michael Mroz DB
23 Kevin Schaekel DB
24 Chris Daniels RB
25 Matt Markowski DB
26 Malcolm Harmon DB
27 Joshua Gardner OLB
28 Mike Jones DB
29 Anthony Stross DB
30 Bryan Hollermeier RB
31 Ambrose Brown DB
32 Jeff Moscinski RB
33 Lawrence Canada LB
34 E.J. Slaughter DB
35 Kris Hardaway LB
36 Justen Durr FB
37 Brad Krutsinger DB
38 Rob Clark FB
39 Kevin Ksenak P
40 Jeffrey Vlk DB
41 Art Niederkohr FB
42 Christopher Helm FB
43 Jonathan Miegl FB
44 Adam DaSilva LB
45 Kevin Guynn LB
46 Andrew Critchell LB
47 John Tsahas SS
48 Brandon Sturman LB
49 Xavier Freeman WR
50 Jimmy Riker DE
52 Robert Marley LB
53 Chad Boland LB
54 Kris Lieder LB
56 Steven Hlady OL
57 Wesley Kosko LB
58 Ryan Palonka OL
59 Ted Soller OL
60 Bryan Bandy OLB/DE
61 Kevin Rivera LB
62 Josh Hornberger FB/LB
63 Ross Connor DL
64 Cory Jackson OL
65 David Ferguson OL
66 Bill Marshall DL
67 Adam Gregait OL
68 Antony Parker OL/DL
69 Matthew Wallace DL
70 Paul Aubrecht OL
71 Kyle Padgett OL
73 Chad Shelton OL
74 Casey Losiniecki OL
76 Paul Montgomery OL
77 Tom Byrne OG
78 Christopher Turnblom OL
80 Scott Hill WR
81 Kenny Keil TE
82 Andrew McCawley K/P
83 Greg Sommersberger TE
84 Tom Schmidt TE
85 Pat Rohde TE
86 Jason Moran WR
87 James Cantrell QB/WR
88 Jake Feit TE/DE
89 Rob Giancola WR
90 Nick Hausmann DE
91 Ryan Bateman PK/P
93 Matt Hoffmann DL
94 Vince LoCoco DL
96 Matthew Collett DL
97 Corey Vandercook DL
98 Bradford Riley DL
99 Mitch Baker DT
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Rob Hanson

Rob Hanson

POSITION Assistant Coach

Rob Hanson returned to the sidelines for the Valparaiso Crusaders for the 2006 season after a year’s hiatus.  The Valpo defensive line coach was an integral part of the Crusader coaching staff from 1996 to 2004 prior to taking a year off from football in 2005.  For the 2010 season, he moved to the other side of the football and assisted with the offensive line, but returned to coaching the defensive line in 2011.

The 2010 squad saw two offensive linemen earn Honorable Mention All-Pioneer Football League honors under Hanson’s watch and in 2011 he had a defensive lineman earn the same accolades.

Hanson’s defensive line was the front line on a pass defense that finished 11th in the nation in 2008.  Two of the defensive linemen went on the earn Honorable Mention All-PFL honors during the year as well.  One year later, in 2009, another defensive lineman earned Honorable Mention All-PFL accolades, while another earned Academic All-America honors.

In 2007, Hanson’s defensive line accounted for nearly 50 tackles for loss, including approximately 75 percent of the Crusaders’ 30 sacks on the season.  Valpo’s 2.73 quarterback sacks per contest ranked 12th among all NCAA Division I-FCS schools during the season.

One of Hanson’s defensive linemen, Andrew Mack, earned Second Team All-Pioneer Football League honors in 2007, one year after Jimmy Riker earned First Team accolades at the same position.

Hanson spent the final eight years of his first stay with the Brown and Gold as the defensive line coach after tutoring linebackers in his first season.  During Valpo’s run to the 2003 Pioneer Football League championship, Hanson’s defensive line recorded 16 of the team’s league-leading 28 sacks.  The defensive line also played a significant role in the 2000 PFL championship season, recording 24.5 of Valpo’s 40 sacks.  Hanson was instrumental in tutoring three-time First Team All-PFL selection Ric Edgcomb from 1998 to 2001.

Prior to arriving at Valparaiso, Hanson was the head football coach at Highland High School in Highland, Ind., for three years.  Before Highland, Hanson served as head football coach at Gavit High School in Hammond, Ind., beginning in 1987.  He was a two-time Lake Athletic Conference Coach of the Year, after guiding Gavit to two league championships.  Before enjoying success at Gavit, Hanson was the defensive coordinator at Wawasee High School, under head coach Myron Dickerson for four years, helping lead the Warriors to a state runner-up finish.

Hanson also had previous collegiate coaching experience, having served as a part-time offensive line coach at Western Michigan University and two years at Ball State University as a graduate assistant, where he coached the defensive line and the linebackers.  As a player, Hanson lettered as an offensive tackle at Ball State.

Hanson earned his Bachelor of Science and Master of Arts degrees from Ball State in 1976 and 1980, respectively, in physical education.  Hanson and his wife, Linda, have four grown children, Molly, Melissa, Michael, and Mitch.