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Carthage names Yeager head coach

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Mike Yeager
Mike Yeager had the interim label removed from his Carthage title.
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Carthage athletic director Robert Bonn named Mike Yeager Carthage's head football coach on Dec. 6. Yeager completed his second year as Carthage's defensive coordinator in 2012 and served as interim head coach for the Red Men's final three games.

He replaces Tim Rucks, who was named an assistant athletic director in November after health issues prevented him from completing the season on the sidelines.

Yeager is the 21st Carthage football coach since the program began in 1895.

"Coach Yeager has exceptional coaching experience under some of the very special football coaching mentors in the country," said Bonn. Combining his football background with his knowledge of Carthage, our athletic program, the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin, and most importantly, our football players, makes him uniquely qualified to be our next football coach."

Before joining Carthage in 2011, Yeager was an assistant coach at Indiana for five years from 2006 to 2010, three years coaching the safeties and two years with the linebackers. He was a graduate assistant for the Hoosiers in 2005.

Prior to his arrival at Indiana, Yeager spent five years as an assistant coach at Wooster. He started as the Scots' wide receivers coach in 2000 and 2001 before moving to special teams coordinator/defensive backs coach in 2002 and defensive coordinator in 2003 and 2004.

A native of Cincinnati, Yeager lettered three times at linebacker at Miami (Ohio) between 1996 and 1999. As a senior, he was third on the team in tackles (116) and tied for the team lead in interceptions (3). He graduated in 1999 with a bachelor's in sport organization. He and his wife, Katrin, have a daughter, Rylan (age three).

"My family and I want to thank everyone at Carthage for this great opportunity," said Yeager. "I would also like to thank Coach Rucks for bringing me on board two years ago. Carthage is a very special place, and I am honored to take on the challenge of leading our football program. I am confident we will bring great pride to Carthage players, students and alumni through our performance and focus on the field, in the classroom and in the community."

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Husson 23, at Springfield 21
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at Berry 34, Huntingdon 20
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at Delaware Valley 35, Western New England 0
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at Brockport 66, Plymouth State 0
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Frostburg State 35, at Wittenberg 7
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at Mount Union 21, Washington and Lee 0
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at Wesley 45, RPI 27
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at Washington and Jefferson 31, Johns Hopkins 28
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at Trine 63, Monmouth 24
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at Mary Hardin-Baylor 50, Chapman 6
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Case Western Reserve 28, at Illinois Wesleyan 0
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at UW-Oshkosh 63, Lakeland 0
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at St. Thomas 47, Eureka 8
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at Wartburg 35, Franklin 34
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at North Central (Ill.) 17, St. John's 7
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at Linfield 27, Hardin-Simmons 13
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Case Western Reserve at Mount Union
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Merchant Marine 35, at Buffalo State 20
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Nov. 18: All times Eastern
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Muhlenberg 32, at Carnegie Mellon 6
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at Franklin and Marshall 21, Widener 7
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Susquehanna 28, at Albright 9
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at Berry 34, Huntingdon 20
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at Brockport 66, Plymouth State 0
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at Mount Union 21, Washington and Lee 0
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at Trine 63, Monmouth 24
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at Wesley 45, RPI 27
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at Washington and Jefferson 31, Johns Hopkins 28
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Frostburg State 35, at Wittenberg 7
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at Delaware Valley 35, Western New England 0
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Husson 23, at Springfield 21
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at Framingham State 48, Curry 14
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Cortland 35, at Union 28
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Case Western Reserve 28, at Illinois Wesleyan 0
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at Wartburg 35, Franklin 34
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at Mary Hardin-Baylor 50, Chapman 6
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at UW-Oshkosh 63, Lakeland 0
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at North Central (Ill.) 17, St. John's 7
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at St. Thomas 47, Eureka 8
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at Linfield 27, Hardin-Simmons 13
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at Ithaca 27, Salisbury 17
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at WPI 17, SUNY-Maritime 3
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at Alfred 29, Stevenson 16
@ University of Delaware
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