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Schmidt named new UW-L football coach

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Mike Schmidt is a former UW-La Crosse football captain. 

Now he'll get a chance to lead the program as it's head coach.

UW-La Crosse named Schmidt their new head coach in a news release this evening.

Schmidt spent last season as the defensive coordinator at UW-Platteville.

Before that, he was a defensive assistant at the University of Dubuque.

In the news release Schmidt said  “To say I am honored would be an understatement.  I want to thank Chancellor Gow, Dr. Paula Knudson, the search and screen committee, and especially Kim Blum for this opportunity of a lifetime.  Being named the head football coach at UWL is a humbling responsibility and we are thrilled for the challenge.  UWL football will be back as the pinnacle of NCAA Division III football."

A news conference is set for Friday at 10 AM at the Cleary Alumni & Friends Center.

For more details on the hiring, click here: 

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