Football Coaches
Landon Fox
Head Coach
Chris Limbach
Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks Coach
Brian Dougherty
Defensive Coordinator/Safeties Coach
Dave Bucar
Assistant Head Coach/Offensive Line Coach/Run Game Coordinator
Jon Robinson
Special Teams Coordinator/Linebackers Coach
Brannon Dunn
Defensive Line Coach/Run Game Coordinator
Devin Figaro
Wide Receivers Coach
Zach Greiner
Tight Ends Coach
Alex Curtis
Strength & Conditioning Coach
Cory Colder
Running Backs Coach
Brandon Frase
Nickelbacks Coach
Zach Carney
Defensive Line Assistant
Dena Smiley
Administrative Assistant
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Tony Rouse

Tony Rouse

Defensive Line/Strength & Conditioning Coach

Phone (219) 464-5229

Tony Rouse completed his fifth season as a member of the Valparaiso coaching staff in 2018. He works directly with the team's defensive linemen and also serves as the program's strength and conditioning coach.

Rouse has been on staff throughout Valpo's impressive turnaround as the team went from winning three games - all against the same opponent - in the four years prior to his arrival, to enjoying its first winning season since 2003 in 2017. Head coach Dave Cecchini has praised Rouse's efforts in improving the team's strength and conditioning, while the defensive line has thrived during Rouse's time with the program.

Rouse served as the strength and conditioning/defensive line coach at Concordia University in Ann Arbor, Mich. from 2011-2013 after completing an internship in the same field with the University of Michigan football team in 2010. Prior to his time at Concordia University, Rouse was the head strength and conditioning/defensive line coach at Birmingham Groves (Mich.) High School for six seasons from 2006-2011.

The Michigan native oversaw strength, speed and conditioning workouts for the Eastern Michigan University football and baseball teams during an internship there. Rouse earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Oakland University in 2006 and a degree in secondary education from Madonna University in 2008.