Record: 1-9 Home: 1-4 Away: 0-5 Neutral: 0-0 IIAC: 0-8
Paul Mierkiewicz
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Paul Mierkiewicz - Head Coach - 1st Season
 

Paul Mierkiewicz enters 2011 in his first year as the head football coach at Loras College, returning to his alma mater where he was a four year member of the team and member of the coaching staff from 1992 until 1998. Mierkiewicz previously served as the head coach at Hastings College in Hastings, Nebraska since 2001.

 

Under Mierkiewicz's direction, the Broncos went 65-41. His 65 wins are third most in Bronco history. He also served as the offensive coordinator and assistant athletic director from 1998 to 2001. The offense broke 12 school records during the 1999 season and also finished the regular season undefeated for the second consecutive year.

 

Mierkiewicz graduated with a bachelor's degree in physical education with teaching credentials in 1989 from Loras College. He served as the running back coach and head strength coach starting in 1992 until he was promoted to offensive coordinator in 1994. Mierkiewicz earned his master's degree in 1995 at Loras College in physical education with an emphasis in Athletic Administration.

 

"Loras College is a wonderful place with tremendous people and tremendous student-athletes, and I'd be lying if I said it didn't feel like a bit of a homecoming for me." Mierkiewicz said upon his hiring.

"And (the city of) Dubuque just continues to show what a great place it is to live and work. I can't wait to get started."

 

Mierkiewicz is a native of Morton Grove, Illinois. He and his wife Heather have two daughters, Jensen and Abigail. His time spent in the Catholic education system includes both his time at Loras College and at Notre Dame High School (Niles, Illinois).

 
2011 Football Roster
#NameCl.Pos.Ht.Wt.HometownPrevious School
1Stephan BirtSODB5-8190Gibson City, ILGibson City
2Javan AimableSORB5-4178Waterloo, IAWaterloo West
3Casey KillianJRDB6-1187Joliet, ILJoliet Catholic
4Joe WalkerSOWR5-11170Glenwood, ILMarian Catholic
5David ZoecklerSRLB6-0225Iowa City, IAIowa City High
6Eric MeyerSRDB6-4205Bernard, IAHempstead
7Devin KassJRRB6-1180Solon, IASolon
8Gavin KaiserSRWR6-3200East Dubuque, ILGalena
9Jasper HendersonJRDL6-6242Galena, ILGalena
10Sean BrennanSOQB6-0170Lake Villa, ILGrayslake North
11Bryce EwanSOWR6-1195Bettendorf, IABettendorf
12Brett EppingSOK6-0166Union Grove, WIUnion Grove
13Josef EdlerFRQB6-1176Lena, ILLena-Winslow
14Andy DidioFRQB6-0166Cedar Rapids, IAXavier
15Tom ZoecklerFRRB6-0215Iowa City, IAIowa City High
16C J DanielsFRWR6-3188Richmond, ILRichmond
17Vaughn GesingSRQB6-3195Waukon, IAWaukon
18Nicholas NunleySOP/QB6-0185Homer Glen, ILLockport Township
19Mike CanevelloJRDB5-11165McHenry, ILMcHenry
20Billy WoodJRWR5-11170Palos Heights, ILSt. Laurence/Wabash
21Chaz WilliamsSODB5-8157Danville, IADanville-IWCC
22Dave PirkleSODB6-0160Frankfort, ILMarist-St.Xavier
23Mark VillasFRDB5-10172Bolingbrook, ILJoliet Catholic
24John HaniacekFRDB5-8184Chicago, ILSt.Patrick
25Zach MyersSRLB5-11215Dubuque, IAWahlert Catholic
26Chris DoeppkeFRDB6-0161Monona, IAMFL Mar Mac
28Nate SuchomelJRDB6-2200Swisher, IAPrairie
29Dan FoxFRWR6-0170Shorewood, ILMinooka
30Ethan MosesFRRB5-9160Strawberry Point, IAStarmont
31Brandon RonanJRLB6-0210Waukon, IAWaukon
32Jon HeinsFRRB6-2205Monona, IAMFL Mar Mac
33Tyler WilkerJRK6-3180Dubuque, IAWahlert Catholic
34Andy BrownSRTE6-0222Iowa City, IAIowa City High
35Joe ButlerFRLB5-9191Mt.Zion, ILMt.Zion
37Tim WeberSODB5-11180Homer Glen, ILLockport Township
38Tucker BradyFRLB5-9163Dixon, IlNewman Central Catholic
39Keane HaaseFRWR6-1160Cedar Rapids, IAXavier
41Jeffery FredricksFRDB6-0175Evergreen Park, ILEvergreen Park
42Ryan SteckelSODB5-10190Davenport, IADavenport Central
43Taylor HinesleyFRLB5-10212Middleton, IADanville
44Ryan BaezJRRB5-11200Muskego, WICatholic Memorial
45Kyle BergquistSORB6-0211McHenry, ILMcHenry Community
46Sam LowersFRLB6-0202Sheffield, ILBureau Valley
47John BelovichFRLB5-8193Hinckley, ILAurora Central Catholic
48Josh ShipmanFRLB6-1179Dixon, ILNewman Central Catholic
49Chris LoefflFRLB6-1217Grayslake, ILGrayslake Central
50Sam RossJROL6-3230Epworth, IAWestern Dubuque
51Ben ColemanJRDL6-0235Itasca, ILLake Park
52Devin PflumFRLB6-1180Burlington, IABurlington
54Nick EstradaSOOL5-9245Chicago, ILDe LaSalle
55Joe MateickaFRLB6-0214Frankfort, ILLincoln-Way North
57Jake O'DeaSOOL5-9225Chicago, ILSt. Rita
59Jack O'BrienFROL5-11185Ottumwa, IAOttumwa
62Andrew McFaddenJROL6-6320Cedar Falls, IACedar Falls
63Will TumbergerSODL6-1200Mount Prospect, ILSt. Viator
64Chris SullivanSODL5-10247Plainfield, ILPlainfield South
65Jacob HertelSODL6-2225Mundelein, ILMundelein
66Mike WuertzerJRDL5-10242Peosta, IAWestern Dubuque
67Alex LehmannJROL6-4255Peosta, IAWestern Dubuque
68Joe DombekFROL6-0268Sycamore, ILSycamore
70Mike LowryFROL5-11250Orland Park, IlSandburg
71Michael DonnellyJROL6-3270Park Ridge, ILSt. Ignatius
72Chris FabianSOOL6-5320Joliet, ILPlainfield South
73Jordan BurkholderFROL6-3271Dickeyville, WICuba City
74Dan MurraySOOL6-5255Park Ridge, ILMaine South
75Eli EastmanJROL5-11232Kewanee, ILWeathersfield
76Nick HoletonJROL6-4290Pecatonica, ILPecatonica
77Tyler FurlinFROL6-3295Dubuque, IAHempstead
79Eric VolkmerFROL6-4375Plainfield, ILBenet
80Brendan OatesSOWR6-3194Chicago, ILSt. Patrick
81Zac GassmanFRWR6-1171Sterling, ILNewman Central
82Kyle KillianSOTE6-1215Joliet, ILJoliet Catholic
83Nate EvenFRWR5-10185Cedar Rapids, IAXavier
84Jordan PontiusSOWR6-0182Freeport, ILAquin Catholic
85Mitchell SkulSOTE6-2228Duncan, SCByrnes
86Michael MartinSOWR5-7160Madison, WIMadison West
87Scott ShewmonFRWR6-7220Arlington Heights, ILRolling Meadows
88Cole SmithSOTE6-0231Rochelle, ILRochelle Township
89Alex NiccumSOWR5-9145Elgin, ILHampshire
90Eric TruesdaleSOTE6-2250Wauksesha, WIWauksesha North
91Klintin BabbFRDL6-2200Mt.Zion, ILMt.Zion
92Aaron StrongSRDL6-2250Elgin, IAValley Community
93Robert AndersonFRDL6-4229Hillsboro, WIHillsboro
94Frank PereiroSRDL6-3271Orland Park, ILCarl Sandburg
95Dan DuffySODL5-9207Bartlett, ILSt. Edward
96Tim GrahamFRDL5-11250Burlington, IABurlington
97Dan BadovinacJRLB5-10210Inverness, ILLoyola
98Kyle KirchhoffJRDL5-10263Hanover Park, ILBartlett
99Tyler GarrisonFRTE6-3170Libertyville, ILLibertyville
Paul Mierkiewicz - Head Coach - 1st season
Steve Helminiak - Assistant Coach - 1st season
Brent O'Brien - Assistant Coach - 1st season
Josh Edwards - Assistant Coach - 4th season
BJ Main - Assistant Coach - 3rd season
Pat Murphy - Assistant Coach - 6th season
Rob Goode - Assistant Coach
Mike DuFrane - Assistant Coach