>Aberdeen, S.D. (NSUWolves.com) – Northern State University football head coach, Tom Dosch announced today the addition of Quinn Schafer as the team’s offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. Schafer joins the NSU program after previous coordinator, Myers Hendrickson moved on to a head coaching position at Kansas Wesleyan.
“I am thrilled to announce coach Quinn Schafer as our offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach,” explained Dosch. “Having played and coached quarterbacks for several years at the collegiate level, coach Schafer brings tremendous firsthand experience and offensive knowledge to Wolves football. In addition, his positive energy and passionate enthusiasm as a coach and recruiter will be a major asset to our program. We are excited to have Quinn and his wife, Morgan, in the Wolves football family.”
Schafer moves to Aberdeen after two seasons with Lake Forest College, as the team’s passing game coordinator and quarterbacks coach. In those two seasons, the Foresters broke eight school passing records and led the league in passing efficiency in 2017. He coached 2-time all-conference first team quarterback, Jagan Cleary, who led the league in touchdown passes and completion percentage.
“I am extremely grateful and excited to be joining the Wolves football program and working with Coach Dosch and the rest of the staff,” noted Schafer. “This is such a great time to be at NSU because of all the changes that are happening with the brand new stadium and athletic facilities being built.”
He spent the 2015 and 2016 seasons as an assistant coach at Coe College, working with the quarterbacks and running backs. In 2016, the Kohawks recorded a school record 11 wins. Schafer directed the IIAC Most Valuable Player and All-American first team running back who led the nation with 1,913 rushing yards and 223.9 all-purpose yards per game. In his first season as the quarterbacks coach, Coe tallied two school records and their starting quarterback was named all-conference honorable mention.
“I’m really looking forward to joining a community where the town support can be seen and felt at every home game,” added Schafer. “I am ready to get to work and start competing in such a strong conference.”
Schafer began his career as the pass game coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Chesterton High School in Indiana. He played collegiately at Valparaiso University, where he received a bachelor of science in sports management and business administration.