ThunderWolves Football Coaching Staff

The Colorado State University-Pueblo football coaching staff is one of the finest and most experienced you will find at the Division II level in the country.  Most of the staff gathered experience working with Division I programs, combining over 50 years of Division I coaching experience and over 80 years of coaching experience at the collegiate level. 

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John Wristen

Head Coach

2014 NCAA Division II Coach of the Year
Five Time RMAC Coach of the Year 

Phone: (719) 549-2075


Mark Criner
Co-Defensive Coordinator/Inside Linebackers 

(719) 549-2029

Donnell Leomiti
Co-Defensive Coordinator/DB's Coach/Recruiting Coordinator

(719) 549-2124

Gordon Shaw
Offensive Coordinator/OL Coach

(719) 549-2041

Dave Brown
Pass Game Coordinator/Quarterbacks Coach

(719) 549-2269

Carl Fetters
Outside Linebackers Coach

(719) 238-2312

Mark Haering
Wide Receivers Coach

Kyle Mossbrucker
Special Teams Coach

(719) 549-2269

Luke Munsterteiger
Tight Ends Coach

(719) 549-2269

Herman Smith
Defensive Line Coach

(719) 549-2232










Linebackers Coach: Dale Cresswell
Asst. Offensive Line Coach: Roxy Burris
Mental Performance Enhancement Expert: Dr. Rick Perea