LA CROSSE, Wis. (WXOW) – The UW-La Crosse Eagles football team wants to continue to build on its success from 2018.
After having co-coordinator duties for 2018, the team announced Thursday that Isaac Fruechte is the new offensive coordinator.
He worked last season coaching wide receivers, quarterbacks, and sharing offensive coordinator duties. In 2018, the Eagles averaged 32.1 points and 384.8 yards of offense per game.
The team finished 7-3 last season, good for second place in the WIAC.
“I’m extremely excited to have the opportunity to coach football at UW-La Crosse,” said Fruechte. “I can’t wait to continue working with our tremendous players and staff and I’m very thankful for the opportunity UWL Director of Athletics Kim Blum and UWL Head Football Coach Mike Schmidt have given me.”
“I couldn’t be more excited to keep Isaac here,” said Coach Schmidt in a statement from the university. “We had an awesome opportunity to get a great coach with local ties, but more importantly a great fit for our program. Coach Fruechte embodies “Our Way” and will provide the best experience possibly for our players.”
The Caledonia native has a long history at all levels of football. He was a part of two state championships for the Caledonia Warriors. Following one year of junior college, he transferred to the University of Minnesota, where he played wide receiver and on special teams for three seasons.
He then went pro by signing as an undrafted free agent with the Minnesota Vikings. He was with the team, with the exception of a short stint with the Detroit Lions in 2016, through his career. He left the team in 2017.