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Opgenorth Resigns Post, McCarty Promoted to St. Norbert Head Football Coach

From Sports Information Director, November 20, 2014 | Football
by Dan Lukes, dan.lukes@snc.edu, (920) 403-4077

DE PERE - St. Norbert College head football coach Steve Opgenorth has resigned his position, athletics director Tim Bald announced today. Defensive coordinator Dan McCarty has been promoted to head coach, effective immediately.

Opgenorth went 6-4 in his one season with the Green Knights.

"We wish to thank Steve for his time at St. Norbert," Bald said. "We're looking forward to Dan taking over leadership of the program."

McCarty just finished his first season as the Green Knights' defensive coordinator. McCarty's collegiate experience includes coaching at UW-Stout from 2007-2010, where he coached offensive line and defensive line, and was the Blue Devils' defensive coordinator in 2010.

McCarty, who was Southern Door High School's head coach in 2013, also coached at his prep alma mater, Sturgeon Bay High School, from 2003-2006 and again in 2011. In his first stint with the Clippers, McCarty aided Sturgeon Bay to the 2004 WIAA Division 4 state championship as the offensive coordinator.

McCarty also coached under current Western Illinois University coach Bob Nielson at UW-Eau Claire and the University of Minnesota-Duluth. McCarty coached tight ends in 1998, and went with Nielson to Duluth to coach wide receivers and tight ends from 1999 to 2001. He also was the head coach of the Eidsvoll 1814s in Norway in the summer of 2001.