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Josh Wissing joined the Valparaiso football coaching staff prior to the 2003 season. During the spring of 2008, Wissing was promoted to the Crusaders’ offensive coordinator, and will be helping call signals again this season.
On a daily basis Wissing works directly with the offensive line. Under his guidance, the offensive line helped pave the way for a Crusader ground game that averaged 203.5 yards per game in 2007, leading the Pioneer Football League. The Crusader rushing game again topped the PFL in 2008, averaging 175.2 yards per game on the ground.
Under his guidance, offensive lineman Ryan Kozey became a two-time First Team All-PFL selection.
Wissing began his coaching career with the Crusaders as a graduate assistant for two years, working extensively with the offensive line and tight ends. Prior to the 2006 season, Wissing was moved into a full-time role with the Brown and Gold.
In 2005, the Crusader offensive line, under Wissing’s guidance, helped pave the way for Jeff Horton to set a new single season rushing record with 1,358 yards as well as the school’s single game rushing mark. Horton then went on to set the school’s new career rushing mark prior to graduation in 2007.
Wissing was a member of the coaching staff during Valpo’s 2003 Pioneer Football League title season. His offensive line helped pass protect for an offense that finished ranked second in the nation in NCAA I-AA in passing offense.
He played football at DePauw University where he graduated in 2003 with a bachelor’s degree in communications. Wissing earned his master’s degree in sports administration in 2005 at Valparaiso. He and his fiancee’ Kara Shunkwiler are slated to be married during the summer of 2010.
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