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New Head Football Coach Peter Haugen ushered in a new era in Golden Gustie football history by welcoming 120 players into camp to prepare for the 2009 season. The Gusties will have a new look under the direction of Haugen who will change from a spread offense to a two-back set as well as adjusting the approach to special teams. Senior quarterback Jordan Becker will lead an offense that returns seven starters, while senior All-American safety Joe Welch will lead a defense that also returns seven starters.
Gustavus Adolphus safety Joe Welch, a senior from Hastings, Minn., has been named to the D3football.com Pre-Season All-America Football Team. Welch, a second team selection, was one of four Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference athletes honored on the D3football.com Pre-Season All-America First and Second Teams. That group included Welch, Josh Ostrue (First Team, C, St. Thomas), Tim Cornish (First Team, CB, Bethel), and Nick Gunderson (Second Team, DT, Saint John's).
Gustavus Adolphus safety Joe Welch, a senior from Hastings, Minn., has been named to the Pre-Season All-America Football Team as released by Lindy's Sports Magazine. Welch, a first team selection, was one of four Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference athletes honored on the Lindy's Pre-season All-America First and Second Teams. That group included Welch, Josh Ostrue (First Team, St. Thomas), Brad Eckelmann (Second Team, Carleton), and Ryan Wimmer (Second Team, Saint John's).
Gustavus Adolphus junior safety Joe Welch (Hastings, Minn.) has been named to the 2008 D3football.com All-America Team. Welch, who was selected to the Third Team Defense, is the second Gustavus player to ever be named to the D3football.com All-America team joining Andy Traetow who was a second team selection as a return specialist in 2000.
Gustavus Adolphus junior safety Joe Welch (Hastings, Minn.) is one of nineteen Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) football student-athletes to have been named to the 2008 D3football.com All-West Region Team. The nineteen chosen from the MIAC is more than any other conference in the region. Welch was selected to the First Team Defense.
Peter Haugen, a native of Minneapolis and a 1991 graduate of Bethel University, has been named the head football coach at Gustavus Adolphus College. Haugen, who has been the head football coach at Minneapolis Washburn High School for the past 15 years, succeeds Jay Schoenebeck who announced he was stepping down after 15 years as the Gusties head coach just prior to the 2008 season.
Gustavus Adolphus College will be interviewing two candidates for its vacant head football coaching position on campus this Thursday, Dec. 4 and Friday, Dec. 5. The two candidates are Minneapolis Washburn High School Head Coach Peter Haugen and current Gustavus Assistant Coach Tom Brown. Haugen will be on campus all day on Thursday, while Brown will be on campus all day on Friday. The College hopes to announce its new coach as soon as possible after the interviews.
Gustavus Adolphus College football player T.J. Ridley, a junior safety from Edina, Minn., has been named to the CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America College Division Second Team as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Ridley, who carries a 3.96 grade point average with a major in Biology and Pre-Med, finished the season with 38 tackles (18 solo), two interceptions, and 1.5 tackles for loss. He is also a forward on the Golden Gustie men's hockey team.
Gustavus Adolphus College wide receiver Chad Arlt (Sr., St. Michael, Minn.), offensive lineman Jared Thelemann (Sr., Kilkenny, Minn.), safety Joe Welch (Jr., Hastings, Minn.) and linebacker Tony Palma (Jr., Lino Lakes, Minn.) have been named to the All-MIAC first team, as voted on by the league's coaches.
The Gustavus football team was unable to hold off a fourth quarter charge as Concordia spoiled Head Coach Jay Schoenebeck's final game by defeating the Gusties 27-21 Saturday at Lloyd Hollingsworth Field. Gustavus held a 21-6 halftime lead, but Justin Brantner scored three touchdowns in the fourth quarter to help Concordia pull out the come-from-behind victory. The Gusties wrapped up the 2008 season at 6-4 overall and 4-4 in the MIAC standings.