2011 Football
Record: 3-7 Home: 2-3 Away: 1-4 IIAC: 1-7
 
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Don Dicus
Assistant Coach - 3rd Season
Dicus, a 1985 Cornell graduate and former football standout, begins his fourth season on the coaching staff as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach.

Since Dicus' return to his alma mater, the Rams have put up record-breaking numbers on the offensive side of the ball. In 2011, sophomore quarterback Juan Flores set school marks for pass completions (187) and total offense (2,663 yards) in a season. In Dicus' first season in 2009, Andrew Burdick passed for a school-record 2,168 yards -- a mark that still stands -- with 180 completions.  

Dicus coached and taught for 23 years at Cardinal Newman High School in West Palm Beach, Fla. He was head coach at Cardinal Newman from 2004-08, guiding the Crusaders to three playoff appearances, one district championship and two district runner-up finishes. Dicus served as the school's defensive coordinator for 18 years prior to taking the head post in 2004.

During his tenure at Cardinal Newman, he coached 29 all-staters, 20 NCAA Division I players and three All-Americans. Eleven of his graduates currently play college football.

Dicus was an assistant baseball coach at Cardinal Newman for 16 years and held the title as Dean of Student five years. He also was head of the physical education department.

Dicus enjoyed a successful playing career with the Rams from 1981-85. A member of Cornell's All-Century Team, Dicus was a four-year football letterwinner and earned first team all-conference honors at defensive end in his junior and senior seasons. As a senior co-captain in 1984, he helped lead the 8-2 Rams to the Midwest Conference championship.

Dicus earned a bachelor's degree in education in May 1985. He also played baseball two years at Cornell.

Dicus and his wife, Tonya, have two daughters, Taylor, 19, and Delaney, 14. Taylor, a sophomore at Cornell, is a multi-sport standout in volleyball and basketball.  
 
2011 Football Roster
#NameCl.Pos.Ht.Wt.HometownHigh School
1Nick BrautigamSODB6-0195Dubuque, IowaWahlert
2Kody KarjalaSORB5-7205Buckeye, Ariz.Buckeye Union
3Brit ConnorFRWR6-2185Deltona, Fla.Deltona
4Hayden HowardSORB5-8195Aurora, TexasHarvest Christian Academy
5Juan FloresSOQB5-9180Alta Loma, Calif.A.B. Miller
6Brennan StineFRWR5-10155Loveland, Colo.Mountain View
7Kyle StennesFRQB6-0190Buckley, Wash.Cascade Christian
8Jeremy DemlowSOLB6-0190Oceanside, Calif.Vista
9Preston RitchieFRRB5-8165Punta Gorda, Fla.Charlotte
10Myron SeabrookFRDB5-7175Oceanside, Calif.Vista
11Andrew BurdickJRQB5-9180Apollo Beach, Fla.Lennard
12Craig FurstenauSRLB5-10210Strasburg, Colo.Strasburg
13Bryce LightnerFRDB6-1165Davenport, IowaWest
14Jeffery BollnowSODB5-9175Tucson, Ariz.Mountain View
15Shane McNallyJRDL6-3240Pembroke Pines, Fla.Pembroke Pines Charter
16Beriah QuickFRQB5-11180Fairview, Ill.Spoon River Valley
17Justin CoxFRWR6-0160Merritt Island, Fla.Rockledge
18James ScullySOWR6-5210Flagstaff, Ariz.Flagstaff
19Thomas ConnorSRWR6-2185Deltona, Fla.Deltona
20Alex LatowFRDB5-11180Deltona, Fla.Deltona
21Lane ZahourekFRDB6-0195Glen Elder, Kan.Lakeside
22Jason PropheterFRRB5-10190Sterling, Ill.Newman Central
23Andrew TrottFRLB5-10160Coral Springs, Fla.Coral Glades
24Aaron SpickermannSRDL6-3260Mechanicsville, IowaNorth Cedar
25Nathan NorrisSODL5-11185Port Orange, Fla.Spruce Creek
26Tyler ReddishFRLB5-7160Maysville, Ga.Commerce
27Marnel DesirJRDB5-10170Fort Pierce, Fla.St. Lucie West Centennial
28Anthony BridgesSOK/P5-8170Terrell, TexasTerrell
30Tyler GeisslerSRDB5-10185South Bend, Ind.Clay
31Austin BrownFRLB6-0200East Peoria, Ill.East Peoria
32Erik WilsonFRLB5-11210Walnut, Calif.Damien
33Kincade KigerFRLB6-1175Goodyear, Ariz.Desert Edge
35Vincent OsborneJRDL5-8185Lake Park, Fla.Suncoast
36Cal HuberFRRB5-11185Mason City, IowaVentura
42John PodmeyerJRLB5-11210Las Vegas, Nev.Canyon Springs
44Geoffrey MillerSOLB6-0190Honolulu, HawaiiPunahou
45Sebastian HowellFRDL6-2250Vero Beach, Fla.Indian River Charter
47Drew CampbellSRLB6-4215Independence, IowaIndependence
51Erik KrolSRDL6-1235Chicago, Ill.De La Salle
52Sean LanganJROL6-2255Peoria, Ariz.Ironwood
54Tyler BaileySRLB6-2235West Branch, IowaWest Branch
55Sam CluckFROL6-3250Lehigh Acres, Fla.Lehigh
56Jacob CourtrightFRDL5-11260Phoenix, Ariz.Shadow Mountain
57Troy BedardFROL6-1260Coral Springs, Fla.Stoneman Douglas
61John BrayFROL5-6190Clinton, IowaClinton
62Trevor Vaughan-CornettFROL6-1250Weiser, IdahoWeiser
64TJ GrayFRDL6-0200La Porte City, IowaUnion
65Lee GaverasFROL5-11215Lexington, Mass.The Pomfret School
72Jeff NorthSROL6-5295Columbus, Ind.Columbus North
75Emilio GuidaFRDL5-11210San Diego, Calif.Lincoln
76Zach SchwarzSROL6-7290Marengo, Ill.Marengo
77Derek TherrienSOOL6-3255Berwick, Ill.Monmouth-Roseville
78Jarek ChrzanowskiFROL6-4245Palm Harbor, Fla.Palm Bay
79Dan WherrySROL6-1285Clarence, IowaNorth Cedar
80Nathan NicholsSRWR6-5200Hermann, Mo.Hermann
81Chris LopezJRTE6-2200Imperial, Calif.Imperial
84Michael ReedFRWR6-1180Las Vegas, Nev.Spring Valley
93Parker KenyonFRDL6-4245Roy, UtahRoy
Don Dicus - Assistant Coach - 3rd season
Josh Rife - Assistant Coach - 4th season
Jay Davis - Assistant Coach - 2nd season
Vince Brautigam - Head Coach - 2nd season
Adam Burken - Assistant Coach - 1st season
Joe Morgan - Assistant Coach - 1st season
Stacy Griffis - Assistant Coach - 2nd season
Will Snyder - Assistant Coach - 1st season
Matt Turner - Assistant Coach - 1st season