The Michigan Tech Football Head Coach Steve Olson announced Dan Mettlach is joining the coaching staff as an offensive assistant and assistant to the head coach for the 2017 season. Mettlach returns to Tech after an outstanding four-year career as a quarterback for the Huskies from 2001-04.
"We are very excited about the addition of Dan Mettlach to our coaching staff," Head Coach Steve Olson said. "Dan will come to our staff as an assistant to the head coach and will be an offensive position coach. He also brings recruiting knowledge of all areas we recruit and in addition brings an array of coaching talents to our staff. He has coached all the offensive skill positions, special teams and been an offensive coordinator."
Mettlach has spent the previous three seasons at Finlandia University where he served as the assistant head coach and offensive coordinator. Mettlach helped start the program with Head Coach Tim Driscoll, who spent 10 years as Tech's defensive coordinator and assistant head coach.
"I'm very excited to be coming back to Tech and joining this great coaching staff," Mettlach said. "Ever since I got into the coaching profession I've always had it in the back of my mind to get back here someday. It worked out with our current situation for myself and my family and we couldn't pass up this opportunity. Joining a successful program that has strong values in the way the team is run is exciting. I'm very thankful for the opportunity to be a part of the Tech family and looking forward to getting started."
Prior to arriving at Finlandia, Mettlach was the special teams coordinator, passing game coordinator, and quarterbacks coach at Macalester College (NCAA III) in St. Paul, Minnesota for the 2012-13 seasons. In 2011, he helped guide Hillsdale College to a GLIAC championship as quarterbacks coach.
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