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West Lyon Grad Tyler Knobloch Appointed Red Raiders Offensive Coordinator

Northwestern Offensive Coordinator Tyler Knobloch

Northwestern College has named Tyler Knobloch as the new offensive coordinator for the Red Raider football program. He takes over for Joel Penner, who held the same position for the last three years and took the same position at Malone University in Ohio.

Knobloch has been the Red Raiders’ offensive line coach for the last three years and prior to that, served as the running backs coach for two seasons. Under his direction, the Northwestern offensive line has been one of the NAIA’s best, boasting the seventh best rushing attack in the NAIA with 222.5 yards per game and allowed just 14 sacks in 11 games last year. Northwestern had the top scoring and total offense in the GPAC, averaging over 36 points and 420 yards per game.

Head coach Kyle Achterhoff said, “Tyler has done a fantastic job as a position coach within our program, especially over the last three years with our o-line. He brings a level of intensity and a knowledge of our offense that will make the transition very easy. We will not be making huge changes but the adjustments that Tyler will bring to our offense are exciting.”

Knobloch lettered two years for the Red Raiders (2005-06) and came to NWC after a standout high school career at West Lyon High School. He has taught middle school science and coached several sports at Sioux Center Christian School the last three years. Knobloch, and his wife Melissa, live in Sioux Center, Iowa.

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