2008-09 Football
1 Steve Ogden WR
2 Nicholas Henton WR
2-D Taylor Deloye K
3 David Coneys WR
3-O Brian Fiani QB
4 Darien Jeffers RB
5 Anthony Curry DB
5-O Peter Burgett QB
6 Kyle Himmelwright DB
6-O Austin Gammage RB
7 Matt Upshaw QB
7-D C.J. Calteux DB
8 Bobby Wysocki QB
8-D Brandon Spinner DB
9 Corey Nash WR
9-D Tom Zidron DB
10 Warren Arnold QB
10-D Alex Byers DB
11 Zack Denny QB
12 Travis Anderson WR
13 Eli Crawford DB
13-O Nick Malantis QB
14 Tim Bennett WR
14-D Wes Tidball DB
15 Laurence Treadaway DB
16 Mike Miller DB
17 Johnny Doll RB
18 Ross Wiemer RB
19 Marty McAlpin QB
20 Mozale McHenry RB
21 Matt Watkins DB
22 Roger Satur DB
23 Quinn Henoch DB
24 Trey Clark DB
25 Josh Regent-Smith RB
26 John Popper RB
27 DeAndre' Pitts DB
28 Billy Doll DB
29 Isaiah Spears RB
30 Kris Serra LS
30-D Royce Parham DB
31 Jake Riedel RB
32 Adrian Gober DB
32-O Geoffery Fields RB
33 Evan Love LB
34 Dan Cottin RB
35 Ryan Koepke LB
35-O Ian Parker LB
36 Chris Walsh WR
36-O J.J. Jenkins WR
37 Sean Dillon LB
38 Andrzej Skiba K
39 Matt Markofski LB
40 Josh Lynn RB
41 Chris Smith K
42 Grant Bushong LB
43 Luke Kanclerz DB
44 Eddie Morelli RB
45 Zac Griffin LB
46 Alex Soller DB
47 Matt Mancl LB
48 Jeremy Mancos LB
49 Zack LaBarre RB
50 Marco Porcelli LB
50-D Alex Meagher LB
51 James Joos LB
52 JaVon Welch LB
53 Dave Tebo, Jr. OL
53-D Cody Gokan LB
54 Tristan Manvilla OL
54-D Adam Wicklund DL
55 Dominick Bellotte DL
55-D Michael Schatz, Jr. LB
56 Jeff Prange LB
57 Andrew Mack DL
58 Sean McMillan LB
58-D Jared Rose LB
59 Brian Laipple DL
59-O Nick Lazzell OL
60 Matt Noffke OL
61 Dave Wisniewski OL
62 Nathan Richter OL
63 Gavin Grillo OL
64 Brett Heber DL
65 Steve Lara OL
66 Amedeus Odemda DE
67 John Schulz DL
68 John Moriarty OL
68-D Jerrell Coleman-Miller DL
69 Abdullah Pratt OL
70 Brian Plachinski DL
70-O Nick Strzelecki OL
72 Tim Flynn OL
73 Doug Keppy OL
74 Ferdinand Velez OL
75 Tim Kratz OL
77 Nate Blair OL
78 Tayler Aiello OL
79 Ryan Kozey OL
80 Matthew Niehus TE
81 Desmond Lewis WR
82 Sean McCarty WR
83 Tom Oswald TE
84 Ryan Myers WR
85 Alex Petrik TE
86 Ryan O'Shea TE
87 Bill Burgett WR
88 Mitch Secrest P/K
89 Matt Dorow TE
90 Chris Lyda DL
91 Myke Worthem TE
92 Chris Gardner DL
93 Brian Goodaker DL
95 Darren Kincaid, Jr. DL
96 Adam Rundh DL
97 Nikko Carson DL
98 Ian Altieri DL
99 David Hamaker K
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2008-09
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.