St. Olaf College has chosen Craig Stern as its head football coach.
Stern has been a member of the St. Olaf football staff for the last nine seasons and assistant head coach for the last three, according to a post on the college website.
According to the post, Stern has coordinated the Oles' defense and coached defensive backs in his years at St. Olaf. With Stern on staff, St. Olaf has compiled a 63-27 mark in nine seasons, each at or above the .500 plateau. St. Olaf had four 8-2 seasons in that stretch and two at 7-3.
Prior to working at St. Olaf, Stern was at Concordia-St. Paul for five seasons as defensive coordinator. The Golden Bears' defense was ranked fourth nationally when they captured a NSIC title in 2003. He also spent three seasons on the offensive side of the ball, as coordinator at Dana College from 1997-99.
Stern is the 13th head coach in St. Olaf's history.