2011-12 Football
1 Devan Gadson DB
2 Alan Porter Jr. DB
3 Eric Slenk WR
4 Tim Bennett WR
5 Kelvin Smarwt WR
6 Jabril Baker RB
7 Dylan Simkin WR
8 Bobby Wysocki RB
9 Ben Lehman QB
10 Quinn Schafer QB
11 Nick Malantis QB
12 Steve O'Bryant WR
14 Andrew Cassara WR
15 Laurence Treadaway DB
16 Keith Larson DB
18 Fred Gladney WR
18-D Kevin Ferguson DB
19 Eric Hoffman QB
20 Adam Weinel K
21 Dylan Storm DB
22 Alex Grask DB
23 John Edwards DB
23-O Pete Rufo WR
24 Taylor Deloye P
24-O Darelled Jones WR
25 Sterling Summerville RB
26 Colin Burke DB
27 Vince Schmidt DB
28 Andrew Fletcher RB
29 Hayden Hast DB
30 Chrision Rasberry DB
30-O Austin Peterman RB
31 Ryan Singh DB
32 Ryan Lehr RB
33 Chris Giehon RB
34 Kevin Becker TE
35 Cody Gokan LB
36 Brandon Spinner DB
37 Mike Pando K
37-D Robert Macari LB
38 Christopher Howard LB
39 Roberto Kelly LB
40 Nick Moffitt TE
40-D Nate Saari LB
41 Dale Cook RB
42 Grant Bushong DL
43 Patrick Derbak LB
44 Gabe Ali-El RB
46 Eric Hilmer DB
47 Jordan Lewis LB
48 Ryan Mundy DB
49 Kiernan Lindsey DB
49-O Jake Hutson RB
50 Bruce Collins DL
51 Cole Gridley LB
52 Francis Baker, Jr. LB
53 Mike Sekuloski LB
55 Matt Osborne LB
56 Robert Foy LB
57 Bill Bodzianowski OL
58 Matt Barlow DL
59 J.T. Rotroff LB
61 Nate Koeneman OL
62 Cory Van Arnum OL
63 Gavin Grillo OL
64 Ben DuKatz OL
67 Levi Mock LB
70 Matt Schroll OL
73 Cody Hopkins OL
74 Ferdinand Velez OL
75 Stuart Barkley OL
76 Johnathon Taylor OL
77 Nate Blair OL
79 Sean Cook OL
80 Andrew Rausch TE
81 Tony Taibi WR
82 Kent Warren TE
83 Mike Gerton TE
84 Tanner Kuramata WR
85 Andrew Butts WR
86 Cole Anderson WR
87 Daniel Gold WR
88 Greg Wood P
88-O Alex Hentgen WR
89 Sean McCarty WR
90 Matt Mallon TE
91 Brett Heber DL
92 Bryce Dempsey DL
93 John Giovenco DL
94 Aaron Brandt DL
95 Brian Plachinski DL
96 Jalen Johnson DL
97 Nikko Carson DL
98 Chris Smith K
99 Wesley Manderscheid LS
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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.