By: Anna Adamyk and Cathryn Cavazos Sterling, KS —Nov. 30, 2017 11:50 P.M.
After officially announcing his resignation from the head football coach position, Coach Chuck Lambert has passed the torch onto Coach Chase Hansen. After coaching football at Bethel College for four years, he came to Sterling College where he has coached for six years, most recently as the offensive coordinator. Hansen is ready to take on the leadership position in the sport that “he can’t live without.”
“Growing up, I wanted to be a veterinarian,” Hansen said about his childhood. “I went to school for pre-vet at Bethel, but as my career was ending I realized I couldn’t imagine my life without football.”
Hansen felt ready to take on the head position after getting positive influence from men like Lambert.
“I’ve been blessed with great coaching and great men who mentor me and take me under their wing and teaches me how things should be done,” but not only that, “the relationships with the players…I think we have a special thing here” with recruited players coming from “across the nation.”
‘With the diverse group of players we have, it’s been really fun.”
Hansen hopes that for next season they can build off the “momentum” they had this year and that they can start making “going to the conference championships a regular thing” Another goal that they have is starting to host and play in playoff games.
“The goal is to take the next step, and that can mean different things for different people,” Hansen said. Whatever the next step is, the top goal is “keeping momentum” for the future.