Spartan Football Coaches

Steve King

Title: Head Football Coach, Instructor
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Steve King is in his ninth year as the head coach of the Spartans. He graduated from Eagle Bend High School in 1983 and played two years for the Fergus Falls Community College Spartans, where he was a captain and named the most valuable player of the 1984 team. King was an assistant coach for the Spartans for 15 years, including 14 as the defensive coordinator, before going to Itasca Community College for the 2006 season and compiling a 3-6 record. From 1994 to 1999 he was the head baseball coach and the defensive coordinator at the University of Minnesota Crookston. He and his wife, Marci, have four children: Joel, Marshall, Olivia and Levi.

Defensive Coordinator: Korey Fry
Offensive Coordinator: Zach Stich
Quarterbacks: Zach Stich
Wide Receivers: Jesse Vanilua
Running Backs: Josh Altenhof
Defensive Backs: Dave Monson
Linebackers: Korey Fry
Offensive Line: Adam Schueller

Korey Fry: Defensive Coordinator

After a season on the offensive side of the ball as a receivers coach, Korey Fry comes back to the side of the ball he played as the defensive coordinator. A native of Detroit, Mich., he played for the Spartans in 2006 and 2007. He was 2007 team captain and 1st All Conference and All Region during his freshmen and sophomore years. Fry's high energy and ability to relate to the players make him a great addition to the Spartan staff. He and his wife, Mary, have two children, Kadyn and Alayah.

Zach Stich: Offensive Coordinator

Fergus Falls native and former Spartan Zach Stich returns for his eighth year as an assistant coach and his fifth as the offensive coordinator. Stich played for the Spartans in 2004. He graduated from Bemidji State University with a degree in history and has his master's degree in education from Southwest State University. Zach and his wife, Claire, have two children, Jared and Rachel.

Josh Altenhof: Running Backs

Josh Altenhof is in his second year with the Spartan football program, working with running backs. Altenhof played on the offensive line for the Spartans in 2010 and returned to the playing field again in 2013. He is from Palm Bay, Fla., and is currently completing his associate degree from M State's Fergus Falls campus with plans to pursue degrees in teaching and coaching.

Dave Monson: Defensive Backs

Dave Monson's commitment to Spartan football began in 1979 as a defensive back and continues in his role as a special assistant to the football program. He has coached almost every position on the field and was the defensive coordinator of the 1983 squad. After his Fergus Falls playing days, Monson played two years at Southwest State University. He is a native of Moorhead and graduated from Oak Grove Lutheran High School. He and his wife, Gina, have two children, Ana Grace and Jacob.

Jesse Vanilau: Wide Receivers

Jessie Vanilau was a 2014 2nd Team All Division Spartan quarterback and receiver and is in his first year of coaching. He is a native of Anchorage, Alaska, and is completing his Associate of Fine Arts degree at M State. The 2014 season featured Jesse and his brothers, Michael and Anthony Atonio, playing and excelling for the Spartans.

Adam Schueller: Offensive Line

Adam Schueller, a 2010 Fergus Falls High School graduate, joins the Spartan staff as the offensive line coach. He completed a bachelor's degree in sports management and a minor in business administration at North Dakota State University, where he earned four FCS national championship rings with the Bison. He currently works through Lake Region Healthcare as a personal trainer at the Health and Wellness Hub.

Last modified: September 18th, 2015 at 07:27am