2009-10 Football
1 Ryan Myers WR
2 Nicholas Henton WR
2-S Dominick Campagna K
3 David Coneys WR
3-D Kyle Boer DB
4 Antonio Lovelace WR
4-O Brian Fiani QB
5 Anthony Curry DB
5-O Josh Ruben WR
6 Kyle Himmelwright DB
7 Matt Upshaw QB
8 Bobby Wysocki QB
9 Corey Nash WR
10 Quinn Schafer QB
11 Nick Malantis QB
12 Travis Anderson WR
13 Eli Crawford DB
14 Tim Bennett WR
15 Laurence Treadaway DB
16 Mike Miller DB
16-O Josh Keatley RB
17 Nate Goergen QB
17-D Carl Sugarman WR
18 Ross Wiemer RB
18-D Matt Heinen DB
19-D Bryan Boss WR
20 Patrick Wenzel LB
20-O Allante Simmons RB
21 Alex Byers DB
22 Roger Satur DB
23 Tyler Evanko DB
24 Taylor Deloye K
25 Isaac Wildermuth RB
26 John Popper RB
27 Alan Porter Jr. DB
28 Stephen Baxter DB
29 Isaiah Spears RB
30 Eddie Morelli RB
31 Nick Jones RB
32 Adrian Gober DB
31-D Lawrence Freeman LB
32-O Darryl Jackson WR
33 Todd Bontrager DL
33-O Chris Giehon RB
34 Jack Mullen DB
35 Cody Gokan LB
36 Chauncey Blackwell RB
37 Tom Zidron DB
38 Andrzej Skiba K
39 Ryan Lehr RB
40 Josh Lynn RB
41 Chris Smith K
41-D Chrision Rasberry DB
42 Grant Bushong LB
42-D Mike Gerton TE
43 Luke Kanclerz LB
43-D Christopher Howard LB
44 Sean Graves DB
45 Zac Griffin LB
46 Alex Soller DB
47 Jared Rose LB
48 Gehron Fredericks RB
49 Matt Peters LB
50 Marco Porcelli LB
51 James Joos LB
52 JaVon Welch LB
53 Josh Liske LB
54 Andrew Rausch LB
55 Clifford Brooks LB
56 Jerrell Coleman-Miller LB
57 Emilio Alcaraz OL
58 Jordan DeJonge OL
59 Brian Laipple DL
60 Donovan Czarnecki DL
61 Dave Wisniewski OL
62 Bill Bodzianowski OL
63 Gavin Grillo OL
64 David Beiswenger OL
65 Steve Lara OL
66 Amedeus Odemda DL
67 Jason Nyhof OL
68 John Moriarty OL
69 Bruce Collins DL
70 Nate Atkins DL
71 Omar Safir OL
72 Tim Flynn OL
73 Derek Nelms OL
74 Ferdinand Velez OL
75 James Hudson Jr. OL
76 Matt Schroll DL
77 Nate Blair OL
79 Sean Cook OL
79-O Eric Wiggins OL
80 Matthew Niehus TE
81 Desmond Lewis WR
82 Eric Slenk WR
83 Myke Worthem TE
84 Reggie Washington WR
85 Alex Petrik TE
86 Andrew Smith DL
87 Nick Strzelecki TE
88 Mitch Secrest P/K
88-S Greg Wood P
89 Sean McCarty WR
89-D Levi Mock LB
90 Chris Lyda DL
92 Chris Gardner DL
93 Brian Goodaker DL
95 Brian Plachinski DL
96 Adam Rundh DL
97 Nikko Carson DL
98 Ian Altieri DL
99 David Hamaker K
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2009-10
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.