Football Coaches

Peter Haugen

Head Football Coach

Peter Haugen, a native of Minneapolis and a 1991 graduate of Bethel University, is in his 12th year as head football coach at Gustavus Adolphus College for the 2020 season. Last season, the Gustavus football team posted a 7-3…   (continue reading)


Lucas Kleinschrodt ’14

Defensive Coordinator and Linebackers

Lucas Kleinschrodt begins his fourth season on staff for the Gustavus Adolphus football team in 2019, and third season as the defensive coordinator. A native of Alden, Minnesota, Kleinschrodt graduated from Alden-Conger High School…   (continue reading)


Charles Cosgrove

Co-Offensive Coordinator

Charlie Cosgrove is in his 11th season on the Gustavus football coaching staff in 2019, serving as the team’s co-offensive coordinator and offensive line coach for the eighth straight year. Prior to coming to Gustavus, Cosgrove…   (continue reading)


Carlin Shoemaker

Co-Offensive Coordinator and Quarterbacks

Carlin Shoemaker returns for his eighth season on the Gustavus Adolphus football coaching staff in 2019 as the co-offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. A 2003 graduate of Bethel High School in Spanaway, Washington, Shoemaker…   (continue reading)


Zach Vine ’15

Strength and Conditioning Coordinator and Defensive Line

Zach Vine is in his fifth season on the Gustavus football coaching staff in 2019 as the strength & conditioning coordinator and defensive line coach. Vine graduated from Gustavus in 2015, majoring in Exercise Physiology, and…   (continue reading)


Christian White ’01


Christian White is in his 11th year in 2019 as a coach under head coach Peter Haugen. White, who has assisted the Gustavus football program off and on over the past decade, specifically works with the team’s kickers and punters…   (continue reading)


Brett Aamot ’82

CPA - Partner / Owner

Brett Aamot is on the Gustavus football staff for the third straight season in 2019. He previously served as an assistant varsity offensive coach for the Willmar Cardinals high school football team from 2009 through 2016, coaching…   (continue reading)


Woody Bachman ’88

Assistant Football Coach

Marc (Woody) Bachman is in his eighth season with the Gustie football program in 2019, serving as a defensive backs coach. Prior to taking the job at Gustavus, Bachman was the head football coach at St. Peter High School for 12…   (continue reading)


Eric Mattson ’00

Assistant Football Coach

Eric Mattson is in his fourth consecutive season on the Gustavus football staff in 2019 as the safeties coach. Mattson is a 2000 graduate of Gustavus where he played linebacker for the Gusties. After graduating, Mattson earned…   (continue reading)


Kelvin Melgar

Kelvin Melgar is in his first season on the Gustavus Adolphus football staff in 2019, coaching the defensive backs. He is a native of Houston, Texas and a Houston Baptist University graduate with a degree in Kinesiology- Wellness…   (continue reading)


Maurice Staley


Lyle Opdahl ’13

Assistant Football Coach