Auggies football coach Haege steps down

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Augsburg Auggies head football coach Frank Haege has stepped down. He was the head coach at the school for 15 seasons.

At the school, he won 57 games during his tenure. He has the second-most wins in school history, as only Jack Osberg has more with 62.

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 “I would to thank the entire Augsburg University community for giving me the honor of being the head football coach over that past 15 years,” Haege said. “It has been an amazing ride, full of great experiences and relationships. I raised my family here and Augsburg will always have a special place in our hearts. I look forward to coming back to events and being a part of the Augsburg family.”

Haege will depart the school on Dec. 31. A national search will be held to find his replacement.

He leaves the program following a 2-8 season during the 2019 season. Both of their wins were on the road, as they were 2-4 on the road.

The team went 0-4 at home. In addition, they were 1-7 in conference play.

After winning their first game of the season against the Ripon Redhawks in a 36-26 win on Sept. 7, the team went on an eight-game losing streak. The losing skid ended with a 12-9 win over the Hamlin Pipers on Nov. 16.

“We want to thank Frank for his leadership of our football team over the last 15 years. He embraced Augsburg’s culture and its mission,” Athletic Director Jeff Swenson said. “Frank, his wife Michele and their children, Junior, AJ and MJ, have been an important part of the Augsburg athletics family, and the Haeges will always be a part of our Auggie family.”

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