Head Coach: Bob Pagel (first season/Wartburg College/1992)
Assistant Coaches (Alma Mater/Year):
James Kilian (Offensive Coordinator/Tulsa University/2005)
Dick Tressel (Wide Receivers/Recruiting Coordinator/Baldwin-Wallace College/1970)
Bill Livingston (Defensive Line/Strength and Conditioning/Mount Vernon Nazarene/1999)
John Ott (Defensive Line)
John Kunelius (Defensive Backs)
Tom Bell (Running Backs/Moorhead State University/1971)
Dave Faust (Offensive Line/Northern State University/1982)
Tom Menke (Linebackers)
Starters returning (Offense/Defense): 5/6
Top returners for 2012:
WR Chase Gottschalk (Sr./Independence, Minn./Orono)
Voted Second Team All-MIAC
Had the fifth most receiving yards per game in the MIAC (62.0 Y/G)
Lead the Knights with 37 receptions and 620 receiving yards, to go along with 3 touchdowns.
TE Brian Frett (Sr./Wilmette, Ill./New Trier)
Second on team in receiving touchdowns with 3.
Fifth most receiving yards on the team, while appearing in only 7 of the 10 games.
DL Jon Rowe(Sr./St. Cloud, Minn./Cathedral)
Second on the team in sacks with 2.0.
Fourth on the team with 5.0 tackles for loss
Seven wins in 2008 marked the second-highest win total over the last 50 years... Pagel named program's 17th head coach on Jan. 6, 2012… Captured MIAC title in 1992... Played in 800th game in 2000 season, becoming third Minnesota college or university to reach the milestone... First year of football was 1883, making it the 10th-oldest program in Division III... Lone NCAA Division III postseason appearance was in 1992, a 20-8 loss to Central College (Iowa)... Won eight Midwest Conference titles from 1922 to 1982, before joining MIAC in 1983.