2006-07 Football
1 Steve Ogden WR
2 Mike Montgomery DB
3 Trevor Jaskiw WR
4 Tony Roby DB
5 Jeff Horton RB
6 Kyle Himmelwright DB
7 Max Zinnen WR
8 Joe DeVries QB
9 Charlie Thompson DB
10 Warren Arnold QB
11 Zack Denny QB
12 Bret Jaskiw WR
13 Mike Miller DB
14 Ryan Doerffler QB
15 Anthony Curry DB
16 Otis Hosley, Jr. DB
17 Johnny Doll DB
18 Darien Jeffers RB
19 Reggie Hicks DB
20 Mozale McHenry RB
21 Matt Watkins DB
22 Vince Faso RB
23 Quinn Henoch DB
24 Kevin Folk RB
25 Josh Regent-Smith RB
26 John Popper RB
27 Jon Schwoegler WR
28 Joe Cartman RB
29 Dennis Batiste RB
30 Kris Serra RB
31 Seung Hwan Ro DB
32 Danny Engelhardt RB
33 James Gregait DB
34 Jason Grunewald DB
35 Ryan Koepke LB
36 Andy Jackson LB
37 Sean Dillon LB
38 Michael Schatz, Jr. DB
39 Ross Wiemer RB
40 Josh Lynn RB
41 Bryan McKnight DB
42 Kyle Kater LB
43 Luke Kanclerz DB
44 Zach Verette LB
45 Zac Griffin LB
46 Rayshon Richardson LB
47 Matt Mancl LB
48 Cory Johnson LB
49 Bryan Kuehn LB
50 Jimmy Riker DL
51 Brett Barry OL
52 Jordan Martin LB
53 Tristan Manvilla OL
54 Jeff Prange LB
55 Dominick Bellotte DL
56 James Joos LB
57 Andrew Mack DL
59 Alex Ericksen DL
60 Matt Noffke OL
61 Brett Maynard DL
62 Nathan Richter OL
64 Marco Porcelli LB
65 Brad Schaum OL
66 Pat O'Malley OL
67 Adam Gregait OL
68 Mike Schilling OL
69 Bobby Satterwhite, III OL
70 Rob Powell-Deppe OL
71 Tanner Rippen DL
72 Noah Schroeder DL
73 Dave Wisniewski OL
75 Tim Kratz OL
76 Jake Jenrich OL
77 Justin Wiler OL
78 Omar Alexander DL
79 Ryan Kozey OL
80 Zack Pfeffer WR
80x Jon Surgeon WR
81 Brandon Bogenschutz TE
83 Ben Faulkner WR
84 T.J. Radloff WR
85 Nicholas Henton WR
86 Ian Altieri DL
87 Bill Burgett WR
88 Mitch Secrest P/K
89 Matt Dorow WR
90 Don Nies WR
91 Tom Oswald TE
92 Trevor Lattire DL
93 David Wright DL
94 Kyle Taylor TE
95 Seungyeup Ro DL
96 Adam Rundh DL
97 Doug Howard DL
98 John Laurel DL
99 Mike Krieg P/K
Charlie Boston
Matt VanDaele
Chuck Ehret
Brandon Sturman
Ed Baker
Mike Jones
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2006-07
Football
Sam Bernardi

Sam Bernardi

POSITION 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.