Tom Wender Named To Football Staff
MARQUETTE, Mich. Ãƒ¢Ã‚€Ã‚“ Bernie Anderson, the headfootball coach at Northern Michigan University, announces another addition tohis coaching staff.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Tom Wender will join the staff as the linebackers coach.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Ãƒ¢Ã‚€Ã‚œHis energy and knowledge will be a great benefit and asset to the program,Ãƒ¢Ã‚€Ã‚ Anderson said.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Ãƒ¢Ã‚€Ã‚œHe is also well connected in the U.P.Ãƒ¢Ã‚€Ã‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Wender will also assist withsummer camps and recruit the U.P. and Wisconsin.
He spent the 2005 season at Saginaw Valley State University as the special teams coordinator/outside linebackers coach.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Wender spent 21seasons (1984-04) at Iron Mountain High School, where he was the head footballcoach.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ He compiled an overall record of 170-55 with the Mountaineers.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Wenderled his teams to 15 playoff appearances, 11 Mid-Peninsula Conferencechampionships, three state finals appearances and two state titles in 1993 and2000.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ He retired after the 2004 season.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Ãƒ¢Ã‚€Ã‚œI am very excited about joining theprogram and going back to my alma mater,Ãƒ¢Ã‚€Ã‚ Wender said.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Ãƒ¢Ã‚€Ã‚œI am also excitedabout the staff that Bernie has put together.Ãƒ¢Ã‚€Ã‚
Wender is a 1968 graduate of Kingsford High School andearned his bachelorÃƒ¢Ã‚€Ã‚™s degree in industrial arts from Northern Michigan University in 1972.