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Phone: (920) 565-1246
Kevin Doherty enters his sixth season as head football coach at Lakeland.
In the 2011 season, Doherty led the Muskies to 4-6 overall record, including a 4-3 mark in Northern Athletics Conference play. Nine players received All-NAC recognition, including four first team selections. Senior safety Tony Faller represented Lakeland at the All-American Bowl in Minneapolis, Minn.
Doherty led the Muskies to the school's second-ever appearance in the NCAA Division III playoffs in 2009 and he was named the league's co-head coach of the year after his second conference championship with the Muskies. Lakeland placed a league high 16 players on the all-conference list, including five first team selections.
In his first season as head coach, the Muskies finished 6-4 overall and notched a 6-1 Illini-Badger Football Conference record to share the league championship with Concordia University (Wis.). The conference title marked the third time in the last four years that the Muskies had either won or earned a share of the top spot. Doherty’s guidance of the Muskies led the rookie head coach to be named the 2007 co-IBFC Coach of the Year.
Since taking the reigns at Lakeland, Dohery has been a part of the AFCA Division III Football Council and will begin his second season on the NCAA Divison III Regional Ranking Committee.
A veteran offensive coordinator, Doherty joined the Muskies with a wealth of coaching experience in the IBFC, as he helped guide both Aurora University and MacMurray College to the NCAA Division III Playoffs
A native of the Chicago suburbs, Doherty spent five seasons as offensive coordinator for Aurora, where he graduated in 1995. In 2004, he helped lead the Spartans to a co-IBFC title with Lakeland and Concordia, Wis., and the Spartans represented the IBFC in the NCAA Division III Playoffs.
In addition to his on-field duties at Aurora, Doherty, who has a master's degree in public administration from the University of Illinois-Springfield, served as recruiting coordinator for Aurora's football team and was liaison between Aurora's athletic and admissions departments.
Doherty was also offensive coordinator at MacMurray College for two seasons, a stint that included an IBFC title and playoff trip in 2001. He also spent time as a graduate assistant and receivers coach at the University of Dubuque, Iowa, from 1995-97, then served in numerous roles as a position coach at Capital University, Ohio, from 1997-99.
He and his wife, Amber, have a 8-year-old son, Colin.
Phone: (920) 565-1340
Colin Bruton enters his sixth season as the Muskies' defensive coordinator.
Prior to arriving at Lakeland, Bruton served for three years as an assistant coach at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville. While at Platteville, Bruton coached the linebackers and helped lead the Pioneers to their two most successful seasons since 1992 and helped develop three all-conference players. He also served as the Pioneers' academic coordinator, overseeing the academic development of the program's 100-player roster.
Bruton competed as a two-year starter and three-year letter winner in the former Illini-Badger Football Conference at Benedictine University from 1999-2001. He was an all-conference selection in 2000 after assisting the Eagles to a 7-3 record, their best season in the last 15 years.
Bruton completed his bachelor's degree in 2004 at the University of Illinois, where he majored in political science. He also has a master's degree in adult education from UW-Platteville, which he completed in 2006.
Phone: (920) 565-1474
Tyler Wellman is the newest addition to the Lakeland College football coaching staff, joining the program in Feb. 2013 as an assistant coach.
Wellman will serve as the Muskies' offensive line coach, and also will coordinate the team's running game. He comes to Lakeland from Alma College in Alma, Mich., where he was an assistant coach the past five seasons.
Wellman coached the offensive line this past season at Alma and for four of his five years coaching with the Scots. He coached the line from 2008-10 as well before sliding over to coach wide receivers in 2011.
Wellman is an alumnus of Alma, where he was a four-year starter on the offensive line for the Scots at center, guard and tackle. He made 41 consecutive starts in his career and was a captain of the 2007 squad. Wellman was a member of the Scots' 2004 Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association championship team and earned Second Team All-MIAA honors in 2007 after being recognized as an MIAA honorable mention offensive lineman in 2006.
Wellman is a 2008 graduate of Alma with a bachelor of arts degree in history. He is currently working on his master's degree in sport administration from Central Michigan University. Tyler is married to Ashley (Matuzak) Wellman, who also is a 2008 graduate of Alma and currently serves as an assistant women's basketball coach at Alma.
Phone: (920) 565-1306
Joey O'Brien enters his second season as a graduate assistant and will coach the defensive secondary.
The Cary, Illinois, native, has been apart of the Lakeland College Muskie football program for the past five years. He played for 4 and a half years for the Muskies, and is now in his first year of coaching. O'Brien was recruited as an All Conference/All-Area running back out of Cary-Grove High School. He suffered a torn ACL in his first practice as a Muskie, and took a medical red shirt his freshmen year.
After his recovery, O'Brien found his new home on the Darkside, Lakelands defense. He started twenty-two games at the strong safety position, was a team captain, and was awarded the Fighting Muskie of the Year in both 2009 and 2010. He also received 2nd team All-NAC and was apart of the All Sportsmanship Team in 2009.
O'Brien graduated from Lakeland in 2010 with a bachelor's in Psychology. He is currently working towards his masters in counseling.
Phone: (920) 565-1441
Eric Treske enters his second season as a graduate assistant and will coach the wide receivers.
Eric comes to Lakeland after serving as an assistant at Cedarburg High School during their State runner-up finish.
Prior to Cedarburg, Eric played arena football in the CIFL for two years. In 2008 Eric was an assistant coach at Wisconsin Lutheran College where he was a four year letter winner, all conference WR/ TE and named two-time most inspirational player.
Eric currently resides in Cedarburg, WI with his son Caiden.
Bo Perkins returns to the Lakeland football staff for his sixth year of coaching the running backs.
Prior to arriving at Lakeland, Perkins coached and taught history and government at Two Rivers High School for 15 years. Perkins played college football at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada, graduating with a bachelor's in history and political science in 1987.
He lives in Two Rivers with his wife, Char, and has three children, Jessica, Josh and Jaimie.
Larry Feest enters his sixth year at Lakeland as an assistant coach. After working for two seasons with the offensive line, Feest will work with the defensive line.
Feest brings a wealth of knowledge to the Muskies with 20 years of coaching experience at the high school level. Prior to being hired at Lakeland, he spent 12 years as the head coach at Two Rivers High School, where he also taught social studies, and was also the head coach at Mishicot High School for three years before going to TR.
Feest and his wife, Paula, live in Manitowoc with their children, Trevor (12) and Julia (6).
John Wagner is in his second season as a part of the Lakeland College football coaching staff and is coaching the team's linebackers.
Wagner was a four-year standout performer for the Muskies on defense. One of the most productive defenders in school history, he earned Northern Athletics Conference Defensive Player of the Year honors as a senior and also was named Outstanding Linebacker in the Illini-Badger Football Conference as a junior. He ranked among the national leaders in tackles as a junior and senior and was a four-time all-conference selection in his career, including three times being named first team all-conference. He also was a three-time all-region selection by d3football.com, and finished his career among the Muskies' all-time leaders in tackles and sacks.
Wagner is a native of Kewaunee and graduated from Lakeland with a degree in exercise science and sport studies. He and his wife Sarah, who works at Lakeland College, both live in Sheboygan.
Bill Hogan is in his first season as a student assistant on the Lakeland College football coaching staff.
Hogan recently completed a four-year career with the Muskies as a reserve defensive back and special teams standout. He was named the team's Special Teams Player of the Year as a senior, making nine tackles and recovering a team-high three fumbles.
Hogan is a native of Eklhorn, Wis., and is a graduate of Walworth Big Foot High School. He is completing his degrees from Lakeland in criminal justice and sociology with a minor in psychology.
Aaron Kraemer is in his second season as a student assistant coach for the Lakeland College football team. Kraemer assisted with the offensive line last year and this year is helping with the line again as well as coaching the team's tight ends.
Kraemer was a three-year starter for the Muskies on the offensive line from 2008-10. He was a two-time First Team All-Northern Athletics Conference selection and a team captain. He also was a member of the Lakeland Singers. Kraemer is a native of Oshkosh and is completing his degree at Lakeland.