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UW-La Crosse names four finalists

UW-La Crosse has named its four finalists to be interviewed for the head football coach position, according to the search and screen committee. The four finalists are Joel Dettwiler, defensive coordinator at Wartburg; Tony Jennison, head coach at Macalester; Vince Kehres, defensive coordinator at Mount Union and Jake Moreland, tight ends coach/assistant to the offensive coordinator at Western Michigan.

Dettwiler has served as an assistant coach at Wartburg since 2004 and has been the defensive coordinator the last three seasons. He was hired as the linebackers coach and head strength coach in 2004. A 1997 graduate of UW-Platteville, Dettwiler has helped lead the Knights to a 57-18 record in his seven years as an assistant. Wartburg advanced to the NCAA Division III Playoffs in 2004, 2008 and 2010 after claiming the Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference title.

He served as an assistant coach and director of football operations at UW-Platteville from 2000-04, coaching the defensive backs and linemen. Along with his coaching duties at Wartburg, Dettwiler serves as a lecturer in the computer science and physical education departments. He was a lecturer in UW-Platteville’s general engineering and physical education departments. Dettwiler earned master’s degrees from UW-Madison in 1999 and from UW-Platteville in 2002.

Jennison has served as the head coach at Macalester since 2008. He led the Scots to a 6-3 record in 2010, their first winning season since 1986. Macalester also established several school records last season. He served as the Scots’ defensive coordinator in 2006-07. A 1998 graduate of UW-La Crosse, Jennison was a member of two national championship teams and four conference title squads for the Eagles. He earned his master’s degree from UW-Eau Claire in 2000.

Prior to arriving at Macalester, Jennison was the defensive coordinator and special teams coach at Marietta, where he helped increase the roster size from 45 to 110. The Pioneers recorded their first back-to-back non-losing seasons in 10 years, including a winning record in the highly competitive Ohio Athletic Conference. Jennison was the defensive secondary/special teams coach at UW-Eau Claire (1998-99, 2001-02) and the assistant defensive secondary coach at UW-La Crosse (1997).

Kehres is currently the defensive coordinator at Mount Union, a position he has held since 2005. He served as an assistant for the Purple Raiders from 1998-99 and again from 2000 to present. Mount Union has won seven NCAA Division III titles since 1998 and 12 OAC championships. Kehres, who was named the 2006 OAC Assistant Coach of the Year, has coached offensive and defensive linemen and linebackers at Mount Union.

He also serves as the Purple Raiders’ strength and conditioning coach and recruiting coordinator. Kehres earned his bachelor’s degree from Mount Union in 1998 and his master’s from Ashland in 2002. He currently serves as an instructor in the department of human performance at Mount Union. Kehres was an assistant football coach at Austintown-Fitch High School in Youngstown, Ohio from 1999-2000.

Moreland has been the tight ends coach/assistant to the offensive coordinator at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo since 2004. He has also served as the Broncos’ recruiting coordinator since 2008. Other coaching experience includes the special teams coordinator/offensive assistant at Saint Joseph’s (Ind.) and the tight ends coach at Elmhurst. He also completed a National Football League internship with the Chicago Bears.
 
A 2000 graduate of Western Michigan, Moreland lettered four seasons with the Broncos and has caught more passes (143) than any other tight end in school history. He ranks second in receiving yards (1,414) and tied for second in touchdowns (13) among tight ends. Moreland earned All-Mid-American Conference (MAC) Second Team honors and was named Western Michigan’s Offensive Most Valuable Player in 1999. He played in the NFL for the New York Jets and Cleveland Browns and was also signed by the Houston Texans.

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Middlebury 43, at Bates 14
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Plymouth State 40, at Massachusetts Maritime 14
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Washington and Lee 36, at Hampden-Sydney 6
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Bridgewater 31, at Emory and Henry 23
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RPI 30, at Alfred 15
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Ferrum 27, at Brevard 24
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Randolph-Macon 63, at Apprentice 14
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Cortland 34, at Morrisville State 20
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Trinity (Texas) 27, at Sewanee 21
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Wartburg 41, at Luther 16
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Tufts 21, at Williams 13
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Mount Union 66, at Wilmington 7
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MIT 30, at Coast Guard 21
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Franklin 29, at Rose-Hulman 22
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John Carroll 48, at Capital 21
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Mount St. Joseph 71, at Anderson 27
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UW-Whitewater 20, at UW-River Falls 7
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Kean 26, at TCNJ 3
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Western New England 45, at Becker 0
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Adrian 36, at Kalamazoo 22
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Denison 31, at Ohio Wesleyan 20
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Berry 37, at Millsaps 22
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Birmingham-Southern 31, at Austin 24
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Eureka 37, at MacMurray 20
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Nebraska Wesleyan 14, at Buena Vista 13
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Lakeland 48, at Wisconsin Lutheran 0
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St. Thomas 84, at Hamline 0
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Westminster (Mo.) 24, at Greenville 14
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Monmouth 61, at Cornell 10
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Wheaton (Ill.) 56, at North Park 0
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Northwestern (Minn.) 30, at Martin Luther 14
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Hardin-Simmons 33, at Texas Lutheran 30
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St. Scholastica 49, at Crown 21
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UW-Platteville 34, at UW-Eau Claire 14
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Hanover 49, at Earlham 14
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UW-Oshkosh 42, at UW-La Crosse 28
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Western Connecticut 27, at Bridgewater State 20
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Chapman 38, at La Verne 21
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Pacific 17, at Lewis and Clark 7
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Pacific Lutheran 27, at Willamette 14
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Redlands 42, at Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 25
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Sul Ross State 52, at Howard Payne 15
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N.C. Wesleyan 21, at Averett 15
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Case Western Reserve 45, at Geneva 7
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Carnegie Mellon 42, at Thiel 10
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at Illinois College 23, Knox 13
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at Cal Lutheran 60, Whittier 34
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at Wesley 34, Rowan 3
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at Frostburg State 62, Montclair State 3
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Wittenberg 52, at DePauw 6
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at Springfield 68, Catholic 20
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Wartburg 41, at Luther 16
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Mount Union 66, at Wilmington 7
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at Marietta 44, Heidelberg 21
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at Washington and Jefferson 34, Westminster (Pa.) 33
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Hardin-Simmons 33, at Texas Lutheran 30
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St. Thomas 84, at Hamline 0
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at St. John's 41, Gustavus Adolphus 17
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at Illinois Wesleyan 13, Carthage 10
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at Concordia-Moorhead 42, Augsburg 20
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Berry 37, at Millsaps 22
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UW-Platteville 34, at UW-Eau Claire 14
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UW-Oshkosh 42, at UW-La Crosse 28
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at North Central (Ill.) 54, Augustana 2
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at Brockport 45, Hartwick 0
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at Linfield 12, George Fox 6
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Case Western Reserve 45, at Geneva 7
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