Feb. 24, 2004
Truman Football Announces Additions To Its Coaching Staff
Bulldog head football coach Shannon Currier has announced the addition of two new assistant coaches to his staff. Both coaches, who will serve as the two coordinators, were members of Currier's staff last season at Concordia-St. Paul.
"The number one quality of both these coaches is that they work and communicate well with other people, especially the players," said Currier. "They are well-motivated, teachers of the game and will help us create a winning atmosphere here at Truman."
Scott Strohmeier will serve as the associate head coach and offensive coordinator. Strohmeier was with the Concordia-St. Paul program for six seasons, serving as the assistant head coach and offensive coordinator last year. He played a big role in the Bears' having one of the top offenses in the nation the last two seasons. Strohmeier is a former all-conference quarterback at Minnesota-Crookston, playing two seasons there while Currier was an assistant coach. He graduated from Minnesota-Crookston in 1998 with a business management degree.
Aaron Rasset will be the defensive coordinator for Truman. Rasset spent two seasons at Concordia-St. Paul as the linebackers and strength and conditioning coach. Prior to that, he was the linebackers coach at Dodge City Community College (Kan.) from 2001-2002 and coached defensive backs at Bemidji State (Minn.) from 1999-2001. Rasset is also a graduate of Minnesota-Crookston, where he earned a health management degree in 1998. He earned his masters from Bemidji State in 2000 in sports science.
A third assistant coach on the staff is Jeff Jacques, who Currier retained from last year's Truman coaching staff. Jacques will coach the defensive backs and also serve as the strength and conditioning coach. He joined the Bulldog staff full-time last season, and the Kirksville native served as a volunteer coach for the program in 2001 and as a volunteer assistant from 1993-95. He also coached two seasons at Missouri-Rolla, one year at Kemper Military Junior College (Mo.) and one year at Kirksville High School. Jacques earned a teaching degree in 2001 from Buena Vista (Iowa).
Currier hopes to have his complete coaching staff filled shortly. Spring practice begins for the Bulldogs on March 19.
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