Charles Cosgrove


Football - Co-Offensive Coordinator and Offensive Line / Strength and Conditioning Coach in Athletics

Charlie Cosgrove begins his eighth season on the Gustavus football coaching staff in 2016, serving as the team’s co-offensive coordinator and offensive line coach.  Prior to coming to Gustavus, Cosgrove served as a graduate assistant at St. Cloud State University for two years.

A 2005 graduate of St. Cloud State with a major in mass communications, Cosgrove was a standout defensive end for the Huskie football squad.  He played in a total of 42 games, making 162 tackles (81 solo, 81 asst.) and earning All-Conference honors three times.  He was named to the National Football Coaches Association All-America Team in 2005, and was also named the North Central Conference Defensive Lineman of the Year his senior season.  In St. Cloud State football history, Cosgrove ranks first in tackles for loss (47.5) and quarterback hurries (28), and second in sacks (23.5) and forced fumbles (7). 

Charlie lives in St. Peter with his wife, Elizabeth.  He is currently finishing his master’s in sport management from St. Cloud State.


B.A. St. Cloud State University