Finlandia adds Mettlach to football staff

HANCOCK – Finlandia University head football coach Tim Driscoll has hired Gwinn native Dan Mettlach as Finlandia’s offensive coordinator.

Mettlach has been coaching collegiate football since 2007, including 3 seasons (2007-2010) at Northern Michigan University. In 2011, Mettlach served as quarterbacks coach at Hillsdale College, helping the Chargers finish as the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference champions. Most recently Mettlach served as the special teams coordinator, passing game coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota.

“I am excited about joining Coach Driscoll and Finlandia University and look forward to helping build a successful football program,” said Mettlach.

Mettlach received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Michigan Tech in 2005. While at Tech, he led the Huskies as quarterback and team captain to the 2004 GLIAC championship, while earning individual accolades as GLIAC First Team All-Conference; 2004 GLIAC Player of the Year; and 2004 Daktronics HM All-American honors. After his collegiate career, he competed professionally in 2006 for the Evansville Bluecats of the United Indoor Football League. He then continued his education at Eastern Michigan University, where he received his Master of Science in Sports Management.

“Dan is a great addition to our staff,” said coach Tim Driscoll. “He is a knowledgeable, energetic coach with great ties to the Upper Peninsula. As we start our program, he is a perfect fit as our offensive coordinator.”