Will Wagner knows how and what it takes to win at the Division II level.
That is why he is one of four finalists for the vacant Angelo State University head football coach position.
The Northwest Missouri State associate head coach was the second of four candidates scheduled to interview for the position Monday, following Abilene High head coach Steve Warren, who interviewed on Sunday.
A state champion at Odessa Permian High School and All-American at Hardin-Simmons under former Central High School coach Jimmie Keeling, Wagner has been a winner and coached winners at just about every stop he has made as a player and a leader.
“After I graduated from Hardin-Simmons, I was a graduate assistant there for two years under Jimmie Keeling,” Wagner said. “I was just very fortunate then to go up to Northwest Missouri. I didn’t know anything about them or how good they were. I got there my first year and won a national championship. I thought, ‘Hey, this is pretty easy.’
“We went back-to-back in 1999 and have been full-time since 2000. I have been very successful in all my years of coaching.”
Will Wagner Interview Video
Steve Warren Interview Video
Javelinas NAIA recording winning streak tied, but not broken. Carroll College defeats Sioux Falls in NAIA final, leaving them tied with Texas A&I. Over the past 4 seasons, Sioux Falls is 55-2, losing in the national championship to Carroll College in both 2007 and 2010. With the win, Carroll College claims its sixth national championship (all since 2002), one behind all-time leader Texas A&I. Sioux Falls has won 4 championships (all since 1996), with 3 coming in the past 5 seasons. They were the runner-ups the other two seasons as well as 2001.
Southwestern Oklahoma took the Div. I title in 1996, Northeastern State in 1994 and 1958, East Central in 1993, Cameron in 1987, Central State (UCO) in 1982 and 1962, Texas A&I in 1979, 1976, 1975, 1974, 1970, 1969 and 1959, Angelo State in 1978, Abilene Christian in 1977 and 1973, East Texas State in 1972.
Minnesota-Duluth Ends 2010 at No. 1 in Division II Poll
David Nadeau’s 32-yard field goal as time expired gave No. 1 Minnesota-Duluth its second NCAA Division II national championship as the Bulldogs beat No. 2 Delta State (Miss.), 20-17. Minnesota-Duluth finishes the 2010 season with a 15-0 record and the top spot in the final AFCA Division II Coaches’ Top 25 Poll. Delta State closes the season at No. 2 despite being unranked in the final regular season poll. The Statesmen finished the season with a 11-4 overall mark.
Northwest Missouri State finishes the season at No. 3 after making a run to the semifinals. They are followed by No. 4 Albany State and No. 5 Central Missouri. Shepherd made the second biggest jump in the final poll as the Rams moved from No. 18 to No. 7 after finishing the season with a 12-2 mark and an appearance in the Division II semifinals.
Along with No. 2 Delta State, three other teams, who were unranked in the final regular season poll, entered the Top 25 after making playoff appearances. Wingate jumps in at No. 20, North Alabama sits at No. 22 and Missouri Western State comes in at No. 24.
|Rank||School (1st votes)||Rec.||Pts.||Prev.||Postseason Results||Head Coach|
|1.||Minnesota-Duluth (26)||15-0||650||1||D. Delta St. (Miss.), 20-17, in championship||Bob Nielson|
|2.||Delta St. (Miss.)||11-4||622||NR||Lost to No. 1 Minnesota-Duluth, 20-17, in championship||Ron Roberts|
|3.||Northwest Missouri St.||12-2||597||3||Lost to No. 1 Minnesota-Duluth, 17-13, in semifinals||Mel Tjeerdsma|
|4.||Albany St. (Ga.)||11-1||505||5||Lost to Delta St. (Miss.), 28-7, in quarterfinals||Mike White|
|5.||Central Missouri||11-3||495||8||Lost to No. 3 Northwest Missouri St., 37-20, in quarterfinals||Jim Svoboda|
|6.||Augustana (S.D.)||11-2||487||9||Lost to No. 1 Minnesota-Duluth, 24-13, in quarterfinals||Mike Aldrich|
|7.||Shepherd (W.Va.)||12-2||480||18||Lost to Delta St. (Miss.), 29-17, in semifinals||Monte Cater|
|8.||Abilene Christian (Texas)||11-1||478||2||Lost to No. 8 Central Missouri, 55-41, in second round||Chris Thomsen|
|9.||Texas A&M-Kingsville||10-2||458||4||Lost to No. 3 Northwest Missouri St., 35-31, in second round||Bo Atterberry|
|10.||Grand Valley St. (Mich.)||11-2||422||6||Lost to No. 9 Augustana (S.D.), 38-6, in second round||Matt Mitchell|
|11.||Mercyhurst (Pa.)||10-3||392||11||Lost to No. 18 Shepherd (W.Va.), 49-14, in quarterfinals||Marty Schaetzle|
|12.||St. Cloud State (Minn.)||10-3||334||15||Lost to No. 1 Minnesota-Duluth, 20-17 OT, in second round||Scott Underwood|
|13.||Kutztown (Pa.)||10-2||302||13||Lost to No. 18 Shepherd (W.Va.), 41-34, in second round||Raymond Monica|
|14.||California (Pa.)||10-2||287||7||Lost to No. 20 Bloomsburg (Pa.), 28-26, in first round||John Luckhardt|
|15.||Bloomsburg (Pa.)||10-3||247||20||Lost to No. 11 Mercyhurst (Pa.), 28-14, in second round||Danny Hale|
|16.||Hillsdale (Mich.)||9-3||229||10||Lost to No. 15 St. Cloud State (Minn.), 42-28, in first round||Keith Otterbein|
|17.||Valdosta St. (Ga.)||8-3||187||17||Lost to North Alabama, 43-20, in first round||David Dean|
|18.||West Texas A&M||8-4||183||14||Lost to No. 8 Central Missouri, 55-35, in first round||Don Carthel|
|19.||Colorado School of Mines||9-3||158||16||Lost to No. 6 Grand Valley St. (Mich.), 35-13, in first round||Bob Stitt|
|20.||Wingate (N.C.)||9-3||154||NR||Lost to No. 5 Albany St. (Ga.), 30-28, in second round||Joe Reich|
|21.||Wayne St. (Mich.)||9-2||144||12||DNQ for Playoffs||Paul Winters|
|22.||North Alabama||9-4||128||NR||Lost to Delta St. (Miss.), 47-24, in second round||Terry Bowden|
|23.||Nebraska-Kearney||9-2||89||19||DNQ for Playoffs||Darrell Morris|
|24.||Missouri Western St.||8-4||76||NR||Lost to No. 3 Northwest Missouri St., 28-24, in first round||Jerry Partridge|
|25.||Michigan Tech||8-2||69||21||DNQ for Playoffs||Tom Kearly|
Dropped Out: Fort Valley St. (Ga.) (22), Morehouse (Ga.) (23), Midwestern St. (Texas) (24), Shaw (N.C.) (25).
Others Receiving Votes: Morehouse (Ga.), 65; Shaw (N.C.), 47; St. Augustine’s (N.C.), 34; Washburn (Kan.), 27; Tuskegee (Ala.), 24; Colorado St.-Pueblo, 19; Fort Valley St. (Ga.), 16; Winston-Salem St. (N.C.), 10; West Virginia Wesleyan, 9; Ashland (Ohio), 7; Central Washington, 6; Midwestern St. (Texas), 6; Chadron St. (Neb.), 4; West Liberty (W.Va.), 2; Concord (W.Va.)
UIW quickly assumes command - Pat Turner, San Antonio Express News
Being in the college basketball business for quite some time, Incarnate Word coach Ken Burmeister knows the best way to go into the holiday break is on a winning note.
When that victory enables a team to maintain a perfect record, it adds a little something extra.
The holidays should be to Burmeister's liking after his No. 21 Cardinals improved to 11-0 with an 86-63 victory over Lone Star Conference North Division foe Southwestern Oklahoma State on Monday night at the McDermott Center.
Tracy Robinson led the Cardinals with 31 points and 11 rebounds. Deleon Hines scored 15 points and Eric Stewart 12.
The Cardinals also were sharp defensively, holding Southwestern (7-6) to 34.9 percent shooting while forcing 24 turnovers, including 15 in the first half.
“We're definitely happy with the record,” Burmeister said. “We're playing good defense. We're shooting the ball well. We have great leadership, especially from (Robinson) and (Stewart). It definitely helps.”
MSU STREAK EXTENDED TO 34 - Nick Gholson, Times Record News
Jackson's quick start sparks MSU - J. Scott Russell, Times Record News
ASU BASKETBALL: Rambelles snap three-game losing streak to ECU - Nathan Wright, San Angelo Standard Times
Rambelles Highlights vs. ECU 12-20-10 - Video, KLST
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Buffs move to 11-0 - Lance Lahnert, Amarillo Globe News
No. 22 Lady Buffs stumble - Ricky Treon, Amarillo Globe News
Aggie Women Make It Five In A Row; Defeating Texas A&M-Kingsville, 71-61 - Cameron Athletics
Javs Men, Women Caged by Cameron - KZTV10.com