2007-08 Football
1 Steve Ogden WR
2 Nicholas Henton WR
3 Trevor Jaskiw WR
4 Darien Jeffers DB
5 Jeff Horton RB
6 Kyle Himmelwright DB
7 James Gregait DB
8 Matt Upshaw QB
9 Corey Nash QB
10 Warren Arnold QB
11 Zack Denny QB
12 Bret Jaskiw WR
13 Mike Miller DB
14 Jason Talbert DB
15 Anthony Curry DB
17 Johnny Doll DB
18 Bobby Wysocki QB
20 Mozale McHenry RB
21 Matt Watkins DB
22 Roger Satur DB
23 Quinn Henoch DB
24 Otis Hosley, Jr. DB
25 Josh Regent-Smith RB
26 John Popper RB
28 Alvaro Barragan P/K
29 Teddy Hollern DB
30 Kris Serra RB
31 Jake Riedel RB
33 JaVon Welch DB
34 Dan Cottin RB
35 Ryan Koepke LB
36 Chris Walsh DB
37 Sean Dillon LB
38 Michael Schatz, Jr. DB
39 Ross Wiemer RB
40 Josh Lynn RB
41 Laurence Treadaway DB
42 Brian Cihlar LB
43 Luke Kanclerz DB
44 Eli Crawford DB
45 Zac Griffin LB
46 Alex Soller DB
47 Matt Mancl LB
48 Micah Williamson LB
49 Zack LaBarre RB
50 Marco Porcelli LB
51 Brett Barry OL
52 David Schuster LB
53 Myke Worthem OL
54 Tristan Manvilla OL
55 Dominick Bellotte DL
56 Dan Marcin DL
57 Andrew Mack DL
58 Rich Grisan LB
59 Brian Laipple DL
60 Matt Noffke OL
61 Dave Wisniewski OL
62 Nathan Richter OL
63 Nick McGarel OL
64 Justin Schmidt DL
65 Brad Schaum OL
66 Pat O'Malley OL
67 Dave Tebo, Jr. OL
68 John Moriarty OL
69 Abdullah Pratt OL
71 Steve Lara OL
72 Tyler Poland DL
73 Doug Keppy OL
75 Tim Kratz OL
76 Jake Jenrich DL
77 Justin Wiler OL
78 Chris Gardner DL
79 Ryan Kozey OL
80 Travis Anderson WR
81 Desmond Lewis WR
82 Sean McCarty WR
83 Ben Faulkner WR
84 Ryan Myers WR
85 Alex Petrik TE
86 Ian Altieri DL
87 Bill Burgett WR
88 Mitch Secrest P/K
89 Matt Dorow TE
91 Tom Oswald TE
94 Gabe Culkin DL
95 Darren Kincaid, Jr. DL
96 Adam Rundh DL
97 Doug Howard DL
98 Dan Van Aartsen K
99 David Hamaker K
Charlie Boston
Matt VanDaele
Brandon Sturman
Matt Ache
Ed Baker
Noah Schroeder
Scott Dueball
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2007-08
Football
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.