Northern State hires Mike Schmidt as head football coach
By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
Northern State Wolves have hired Mike Schmidt as the team’s new head football coach. He replaces Tom Dosch, who was let go by the program following the 2019 season.
Schmidt will be introduced on campus on Monday at 2:30 pm local time. He is the 30th head coach in program history, including the seventh since the 1980 season.
The public is invited to attend this press conference. Also, Wolves Club members, according to the Athletic website, is also invited to attend the press conference.
Schmidt went 27-13 during his four seasons at Wisconsin-La Crosse Eagles head coach. At the Division III school, Schmidt went 7-3, including a two-game win streak to end the season.
To end his tenure, he had back-to-back 7-3 seasons at the Wisconsin-based school. In his first two seasons, the team went 15-7.
In Dosch’s final season with the program, the program went 6-5. Schmidt will attempt to build off of that record.
At Wisconsin-La Crosse, Schmidt only had one non-winning season. During his first-year leading the program, the Eagles had a 5-5 record.
Schmidt will attempt to build a program that he had with the Eagles. The Wolves have not win at least eight games in a season since the 2014 season when the team went 8-3.
He is also moving up in action with this move. While Wisconsin-La Crosse was in Division III, Northern State plays in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference, which is Division II.