COUNCIL BLUFFS — Dane Wardenburg of Creston has been named offensive line coach and running game coordinator for Iowa Western Community College effective Monday.
The 2006 Creston High School graduate and former offensive tackle for national champion Northwest Missouri State University has been offensive line coach at University of Wisconsin-Stout since March 2013, after concluding a graduate assistantship at Northwest Missouri State.
“A big part of it is the success of the program,” Wardenburg said, “and the networking you get there. It’s one of the best jucos in the country, there are 50 D-1 schools coming in that door every year. Plus, there’s the family aspect. I’m getting married in December and we’ll be closer to our families.”
Iowa Western won the NJCAA Division I national championship in 2012.
Wardenburg started more than 30 games at left offensive tackle for the Bearcats during his collegiate career. Northwest Missouri won the NCAA Division II national championshiop in 2009 and was a semifinalist in 2010. In 2010 Wardenburg was a first team all-conference selection.
He was also a member of the USA World Championship team in 2011, when he was named to the all-tournament team.
He received both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Northwest.
The conclusion of Creston vs. Council Bluffs St. Albert baseball against will be played at 2 p.m. July 7, rather than 3 p.m. as previously announced. The softball game will resume at 1 p.m. Both games are at Creston.