Press Box


MARQUETTE, Mich. â€Â“ Bernie Anderson, the headfootball coach at Northern Michigan University, announces two new additions tohis coaching staff.  Matthew LaFleur will coach the quarterbacks while EthanJeros will coach the defensive front.


LaFleur has been a graduate assistant coach at Central Michigan University for the past two years (2004-05) working with the offense.  Hegraduated from Saginaw Valley State University in 2003 with a bachelorâ€Â™s  degreein secondary education. At SVSU he was a three-time second-team All-GLIACselection at quarterback.  In the classroom, LaFleur was a three-time selectionto the All-GLIAC Academic Team.  In 2003 he was a SVSU student-assistant coach,working with the wide receivers.  LaFleur went on to play two years (2003-04)of professional football in the National Indoor Football League.  He iscurrently working on a masterâ€Â™s degree at CMU in physical education.  â€ÂœWe arelucky to get someone of his caliber at his position,â€Â Anderson said. 


Jeros was the defensive ends coach at Virginia MilitaryInstitute for the 2005 season.  Before his arrival in Lexington, Va., he was the defensive line coach at Muskingum College for two seasons (2003-04).  Healso was the defensive line coach at Marietta College for three seasons(2000-03).  Before entering the college coaching ranks, he was the defensivecoordinator, linebackers and tights end coach at South Brunswick High School in South Brunswick, N.J. for three seasons (1998-00).  He was a two-timeletterwinner at Marietta where he was a two-time selection to the All-OhioAthletic Conference Team as a defensive tackle and was named to Don Hansenâ€Â™sNational Weekly Football Gazette All-America Team as an honorable mentionselection.  Jeros received both his bachelorâ€Â™s (1995) and masterâ€Â™s degrees(2002) from Marietta.  Ã¢Ã‚€Ã‚œHe has over six years of college coaching experience. Plus, he has recruited high academic kids,â€Â Anderson said. 






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