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
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Matt VanDaele
Brandon Sturman
Matt Ache
Ed Baker
Noah Schroeder
Scott Dueball
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2007-08
Football
Stacy Adams

Stacy Adams

POSITION Head Coach

Stacy Adams was named the head coach of the Valparaiso University football program on July 27, 2005.  He is the 15th head football coach in Crusader history, and just the sixth leader since 1946.

For the 2009 season, Adams enters his fifth year at the helm of the Brown and Gold with an 14-30 record, both at Valparaiso and for his collegiate head coaching career.

Adams kicked off his head coaching career with a victory at Wisconsin Lutheran, 17-3, on September 3, 2005, a game which saw Crusader running back Jeff Horton set the school’s single season rushing record.  In his first season on the sidelines, Adams went .500 on the road with a 3-3 mark.  Serving as offensive coordinator as well, he helped Horton set Valpo’s single season rushing mark.  Adams served as the team’s offensive coordinator for his first three seasons as head coach before turning over the reins prior to the 2008 campaign.

Year two saw the Crusaders suffer several key injuries, yet under Adams’ guidance continued to battle and be competitive throughout the year.  Adams earned his first home coaching victory against Aurora, 20-7, to close out the 2006 season.  During that season, Adams saw Horton become the school’s career rushing leader.

In 2007, Adams’ club nearly reached the .500 mark for the first time since the 2003 campaign, matching the school’s highest win total since that same season.  The Crusaders closed the year with a 5-6 record and won multiple conference games for the first time since the championship season of 2003 as well.  Valpo captured its first Battle for the Hoosier Helmet against Butler, a tradition that began prior to the 2007 season between the two instate rivals that Adams’ help spearhead.

The 2007 season saw Valpo lead the PFL in rushing offense, averaging more than 200 yards per game on the ground.  Defensively the Brown and Gold also ranked 12th nationally among NCAA Division I-FCS teams in the same season, averaging 2.73 sacks per contest.

The 2008 season saw Adams’ squad lead the Pioneer Football league in rushing offense averaging more than 175 yards per game on the ground.  On the defensive side of the football, the Crusaders led the league in interceptions with 17 and ranked 11th nationally in pass defense (158.1 ypg).  

As a head coach, Adams has already guided 29 All-Pioneer Football League selections, including eight members of the league’s First Team.  In his first season, 2005, record-breaking running back Jeff Horton also earned NCAA 1-AA Mid-Major All-America Team honors from Don Hansen’s Football Gazette.  Fourteen individuals have earned Academic All-PFL accolades as well for the Brown and Gold.  In 2008, defensive end Adam Rundh added to the national honors players have earned under Adams, being named a Second Team Academic All-America selection by ESPN The Magazine and CoSIDA.

Adams joined the Crusader coaching staff prior to the 1991 season, and was promoted to the offensive coordinator role in time for the 1997 campaign.  As an assistant, Adams guided the 2003 Pioneer Football League champion offense that shattered a plethora of Valpo passing, receiving, total offense, and scoring records.  The 2002 offense, also guided by Adams, set several records that were re-broke in 2003. The Crusaders led the PFL in passing offense (319.0 ypg), ranking second in the nation in that category. The 2003 squad also finished second in the PFL and sixth nationally in total offense (447.5 ypg) and third in the PFL and 12th among all NCAA I-AA teams in scoring (33.8 ppg). Adams coached First Team NCAA I-AA Mid-Major All-America quarterback David Macchi, who eclipsed 10 offensive records in 2003.

During the Pioneer Football League championship season in 2000, Adams guided an opportunistic offense which averaged 25.0 points per game. The Crusaders scored 20 or more points in nine of the 11 games in 2000. In 1999, Adams directed an offense which averaged 26.4 points per game, an improvement of over five points from 1998.  Adams, the running backs coach for five seasons, was instrumental in Valpo's improved rushing attack, which increased its yards per carry average each season.

A native of Gary, Ind., Adams played two seasons at quarterback for at Joliet Junior College in 1985 and 1986 after graduating from Lew Wallace High School.

After earning an Associate of Arts degree from Joliet JC in 1987, Adams finished his playing career at Northwest Missouri State, where he played quarterback, running back, and outside linebacker in 1988 and 1989.  In 1989, Adams was a member of NWMSU's NCAA Division II playoff team.  He graduated from NWMSU in 1990 with a Bachelor of Arts in physical education. Adams earned his master’s degree in education at Valparaiso in 1997.

Stacy married his wife Donna in 2004 and they had their son, Jaden, in December, 2005.   Adams also has two stepsons, Richie and Aaron.