Lights Football Rolling Out New Coaches Starting This Week

The MSU-Northern Lights football program has gone through a slew of changes since the 2023 season came to an end. From recruiting to spring ball, the landscape is getting better, according to head football coach Jerome Souers.

Souers told New Media Broadcasters in a recent interview that he made coaching moves as well, parting ways with offensive coordinator Steve Broussard and offensive line coach Tim Davis. Enter new assistants Chad Germer and Dave Sandau. Coach Souers gives the listeners the new digs that each signal caller will take on and what he likes about bringing them to Havre.

“There’s a change of direction in our offense,” Souers said. “(Germer) will be our offensive line coach and offensive coordinator. (He was) previously with the University of Montana working in the Grizzlies program. We’re fortunate and really happy to have Chad on our staff.”

“(Sandau will be our) assistant head coach and co-offensive coordinator,” Souers continued. “Dave is a Montana guy out of Missoula and he’s been all over the country and brings expertise to our system that we’re looking to deploy.”

In addition to the new faces that will patrol the Tilleman Field sidelines in 2024, there will also be some former Lights in new roles. 2023 defensive standouts Dylan Wampler and Colter Szymoniak as well as offensive lineman Dominic Paribello are now on coach Souers’s staff in different roles. Coach Souers explained the importance of having these individuals be part of the future of the Lights’ football program.

“(Szymoniak) is working in our strength and conditioning (department),” Souers said. “(Wampler is a) defensive assistant and Paribello is an offensive assistant.”

“They know the history and they know what’s going on,” Souers said. “To be honest, each of them said they wanted to be part of what’s happening. Even though their eligibility has expired, they’ll continue to operate in a leadership-type role as (assistants).”

“We’ve grown and we’ve grown with guys who understand what we’re trying to do,” Souers continued. “It has a chance to be an excellent coaching staff.”

The Lights began Spring Football Practices on Monday and the spring season will continue through Apr. 20.

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