2004-05 Football
1 Steve Ogden WR
2 Alex Morrison RB
3 Charlie Thompson DB
4 Joe Milazzo QB
5 Jeff Horton RB
6 Kevin Knutson WR
7 Angelo Mirando QB
8 Patrick Cash WR
9 Matthew Van Daele RB
10 Tyler Kramer QB
11 Elliott Powell DB
12 Dustin Shamburg QB/P
13 Brad Smeja DB
14 Ryan Doerffler QB
15 DeMarquis Battle DB
16 John Schaekel DB
17 Michael Allen DB
18 Andrew McCawley K/P
19 Reggie Hicks DB
20 Nick Reid RB
21 Nicholas Haas LB
22 Michael Mroz DB
23 Seung Hwan Ro DB
24 Chris Daniels DB
25 Matt Markowski DB
26 Joel Cyrier RB
27 Mark Duncan RB
28 Mike Jones DB
29 Kevin Folk RB
30 Mike Montgomery DB
31 Dan Miller RB
32 Sal Washington RB
33 James Gregait DB
34 Jason Grunewald DB
35 Channing Hindel WR
36 Travis Davis LB
37 Stephen Lyons WR
38 Carl Burnside S
39 Matt Watkins DB
40 Garrett Kramer FB
41 Terrance McBryde LB
42 Kyle Kater LB
43 Kevin Grimoldby RB
44 Wesley Kosko FB
45 Rob Clark FB
46 Andrew Critchell LB
47 Matt Dorow WR/TE
48 Brandon Sturman LB
49 Ben Faulkner WR
50 Jimmy Riker DE
51 Sean Dillon LB
52 Josh Regent-Smith LB
53 Ryan Aliff LB
54 Jeff Prange LB
56 Steven Hlady C
57 Michael Schnoor LB
58 Ryan Palonka OL
59 Ted Soller DL
60 Evan Schlegelmilch OL
61 Brett Maynard DL
62 Brian Walsh OL
63 Ross Connor DL
65 Brad Schaum OL
66 Bill Marshall DL
68 Mike Schilling OL
69 John Schuetz K
70 Nathan Wagner OL
71 Kyle Padgett OL
72 Noah Schroeder DL
73 Matt Hoffmann OL
74 Casey Losiniecki OL
75 Ed Teare DL
76 Carl Simien OL
77 Justin Wiler OL/DL
78 Matt Mancl LB
79 Ryan Koepke LB
80 Jeff Hall WR
81 Kenny Keil TE
82 Joe Blahowicz WR/P
83 Wade Overton WR
84 Tom Schmidt TE
85 Jason Ramsdall WR
86 Erik Lynch TE
87 James Cantrell WR
88 Jake Feit TE/LS
89 Rob Giancola WR
90 Josh Little TE
91 Michael Herbert DL
92 Xavier Freeman DE
93 David Wright DL
94 Brandon Bogenschutz TE
95 Seungyeup Ro DT
96 Pete Karamitos DE
97 Doug Howard WR
98 Bradford Riley DL
99 Chris Sima DL
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2004-05
Football
Sam Bernardi

Sam Bernardi

POSITION Associate Head Coach/Defensive Coordinator

Sam Bernardi returned to the Valparaiso sidelines for the second time in his career prior to the 2006 season.  A member of the Crusader coaching staff from 1991-2004, he stepped away from the game of football for the 2005 season.

The Crusaders’ defensive coordinator, Bernardi also oversees the linebacking corps on a daily basis for the Brown and Gold.  He was promoted to associate head coach in 1999 after being named the defensive coordinator beginning in the 1995 season.  In addition, Bernardi serves as the program’s recruiting coordinator.

Bernardi’s defensive corps ranked 11th in the nation in pass defense in 2008, allowing just 158.1 yards per game through the air.  The Crusaders also had a Pioneer Football League-leading 17 interceptions on the season.

In 2007, Bernardi’s defense ranked 12th nationally among all NCAA Division I-FCS schools averaging 2.73 sacks per game.  In addition, the Brown and Gold held opponents to just 123.3 yards per game on the ground, 20th best in the country.

Bernardi’s defense played an integral role during Valpo’s Pioneer Football League championship seasons of 2000 and 2003.  The 2003 defense led the league in sacks and ranked third in pass efficiency defense.  In 2004, Valpo led the PFL in passing defense.

Throughout his tenure on the staff, Valpo’s defense has been dominant.  The Crusaders led the PFL in total defense and rushing defense in 2000, while the 1999 squad tied for the top spot in NCAA I-AA in turnover margin.  That same season, Valparaiso led the PFL in rushing defense while the 1998 team led the league in total defense, turnover margin, and pass efficiency defense.

Prior to being named the defensive coordinator, Bernardi guided the secondary and special teams for the Brown and Gold for four seasons.  He had a major impact in the area of special teams, which enjoyed success each year.  In 1993, the special teams scored four touchdowns, three of which came after blocked punts.

Bernardi arrived at Valpo after assisting at Valparaiso High School from 1988-1990, where he tutored the defensive ends, tight ends, and helped with special teams.

He graduated from Indiana University in 1990 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in sports marketing and management.  Sam and his wife, Heidi, have two children, Sam IV, born in 1999, and Sydney, born in 2001.