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Head Coach:

Paul Peterson
Coach Peterson
Paul Peterson will be entering his fifth year with the Pillager Huskies Football Family, fourth year as head coach.  He is a native of Two Harbors, MN, graduated from Bemidji State University, and earned a Master’s Degree from the University of St. Thomas in MN.  

Prior to moving back to Minnesota, Paul coached in North Dakota .  While in Larimore, ND, he was head coach (2008-2014) and an assistant (2003-2007).  Previously, he was an assistant coach (1995-1997) and head coach (1998-2002) at Red River High School in Grand Forks, ND.  Paul and his wife, Nancy, are the parents of three boys: PJ, Jake, and Erik.  Erik will be a senior playing for the Huskies this year.  

“I continue to be very excited about this opportunity to be the Pillager Head Football Coach.  Excited to be working with a great coaching staff and hard working players. Excited to see were this football journey will take us because day by day, we get better and better.  Go Huskies!"

Varsity Assistant Coaches:
Jacob Box
jacob box

Jim Bentson
jim Bentson

Kent Janicke
kent janicke

Chad Koel
Chad Koel

Bryan Hutchison
Coach Hutchison

Dan Johnson
Coach Johnson

Junior High 
Assistant Coaches:
Chris Berent
Coach Berent

Chris Berent will be entering his 19th year with the Pillager Huskies Football Program. He 
is a graduate of Mound Westonka in Mound, MN, attended St. Cloud State University, and earned a Master’s Degree from Minnesota State University Marshall.  

Chris and his wife, Stacey, are the parents of four boys: Jacob Lewis, Drew, Braedyn, and Cameron, all of which are currently attending Pillager and are members of the Pillager Huskies Football Family.    

“I am looking forward to the upcoming season and to lead these kids in football, school, and in life.  I can't wait get back to working with a such a great, supportive coaching staff and hard working players.  Go Huskies!"

Rob Freelove
Coach Freelove

Assistant Coaches:

Randy Posner

Coach Posner

Lakeland News story about our HUSKIES


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