Football Coaches

Peter Haugen

Head Football Coach

Peter Haugen, a native of Minneapolis and a 1991 graduate of Bethel University, is in his 13th year as head football coach at Gustavus Adolphus College for the 2021 season. In 2018, the Gustavus football team posted a 7-3 overall…   (continue reading)


Charles Cosgrove

Co-Offensive Coordinator

Charlie Cosgrove is in his 13th season on the Gustavus football coaching staff in 2021, serving as the team’s co-offensive coordinator and offensive line coach for the 10th straight year. Prior to coming to Gustavus, Cosgrove…   (continue reading)


Carlin Shoemaker

Co-Offensive Coordinator and Quarterbacks

Carlin Shoemaker returns for his 10th season on the Gustavus Adolphus football coaching staff in 2021 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

Zach Vine is in his seventh season on the Gustavus football coaching staff in 2021 as the co-defensive coordinator and strength & conditioning coordinator. Vine graduated from Gustavus in 2015, majoring in Exercise Physiology…   (continue reading)


Kelvin Melgar

Co-Defensive Coordinator

Kelvin Melgar is in his third season on the Gustavus Adolphus football staff in 2021, coaching the defensive backs and Co-Coordinating the Defense. In the spring of 2021, Coach Melgar was reconized for "New Upcoming College Coaches"…   (continue reading)


Christian White ’01


Christian White is in his 13th year in 2021 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


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)


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)


Maurice Staley

Assistant Football Coach


Lyle Opdahl ’13

Assistant Offensive Line Coach


Landon Rauen ’21


Samuel Lundberg ’16

Assistant Football Coach

Sam Lundberg begins his first season on the Gustavus Adolphus staff in 2016 as the running backs coach. Lundberg graduated from Gustavus in 2016, majoring in health and physical education. He joined the Gustie football team in…   (continue reading)