STEVENS POINT (WAOW) - UW-Stevens Point head football coach John Miech has announced the hiring of Aaron Vlcko as the new assistant coach and offensive coordinator for the Pointers football program. Vlcko replaces Keith Turner, who accepted the athletic director and head football coaching position at Fond Du Lac Tribal and Community College.
"It's exciting for me and my family to have the opportunity to come to the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and become active members of the University and Stevens Point communities," said Vlcko. "I am excited to join Coach Miech's staff and this program that has been so successful in the past and I look forward to helping add to the future success of the program."
In the coaching ranks since 1994, Vlcko most recently served as the interim head coach at NCAA Division II Truman State University, a member of the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association (MIAA). He served as the 21st head coach in program history, taking over in March of 2009 after serving as the team's offensive coordinator the four seasons previous.
Prior to coaching at Truman, Vlcko coached at his alma mater Coe College (Iowa) in 2003 and, prior to that, was an assistant coach at Bemidji State (Minn.) from 1996-2003. He coached the quarterbacks at Bemidji State was named the team's offensive coordinator in 1998.
Prior to his stint at Bemidji State, Vlcko was the running back coach at Lindenwood College (Mo.) from 1994-96. Vlcko lettered four years and started three seasons on the football team at Coe. He helped the team win three conference championships and earn two NCAA Division III playoff berths.
"Coach Vlcko brings a great deal of experience in both coaching and play calling to our program," said head coach John Miech. "Having coached at Coe and Bemidji, Coach Vlcko is aware of the Wisconsin High School recruiting landscape. We feel fortunate that our administration acted quickly to replace Coach Turner, especially with football beginning in early August."
Vlcko graduated from Coe in 1994 with a bachelor of arts in economics and business administration. In 1996, he earned a masters of business administration degree from Lindenwood, and in 1999 he earned a master of science in physical education degree from Bemidji State.
Aaron and his wife, Michelle, have a daughter, Ashlyn, and a son, Brandon.
Courtesy: UWSP Press Release