Craig Carlson, Varsity Coach
Craig Carlson has been part of the DMC Football Program
since 2003. He previously coached the 7th
and 8th grade teams through the 2008 season, seeing the 8th
grade team finish with a 5-0 record that year.
Coach Carlson joined the varsity football staff in 2009 coaching the
offensive and defensive line. Coach
Carlson played his high school football at Cedar Rapids Prairie High School
where he was a part of two undefeated squads.
In 1981 he was part of the Class 3A State Football Champions finishing
that year with a 12-0 record. Coach
Carlson attended Northwestern College in Orange City, Iowa where a knee injury
ended his football playing career prior to the start of his freshman year. He earned his BA degree in Sociology and
Criminal Justice while at Northwestern, graduating in 1987. For the past twenty-four years Coach Carlson
has worked as a Juvenile Probation Officer with Polk County Juvenile Court
Services. He and his wife, Melanie, live
in Grimes with their son Zach, who is a student at DMC and also a member of the
football team. Their older son, Cody,
graduated from DMC in 2013, attends Simpson College, and is a member of
Simpson's football team.
Congratulations to the following 2013-14 Lions Football Award Winners!
District All-Academic roster:
Seniors -- Ian Troll, Jesse Wiele, Bryan Adamson, Peprah Danquah, and Dillon Bruxvoort; and
Juniors -- Zach Carlson, Jackson Webster, Michael Larson, Justus Caves, Grant Brockhouse, and Thomas Kinley
1st team all district defense - Dillon Bruxvoort and Peprah Danquah
2nd team all district offense - Ian Troll
2nd team all district defense - Jackson Webster
Honorable Mention all district - Thomas Kinley, Jonathan Weaver, and Zach Carlson
Moses Award (Leadership) - Ian Troll, Jackson Webster
Barnabas Award (Encourager) - Peprah Danquah
Caleb Award (Total Effort) - Antony Muse
Paul Award (Perseverance) - Dillon Bruxvoort, Lucas Johnson