Merle Masonholder

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Merle Masonholder
Sport(s) College football
Current position
Team Carroll College (Wisconsin)
Biographical details
Born (1943-12-16) December 16, 1943 (age 70)
Playing career
1962-1965 Northern Iowa
Position(s) Offensive tackle
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1982-2000 Carroll College
Head coaching record
Overall 83-83-0

Ross Merle Masonholder is an American football player, coach, and sports figure in the United States.[1]

Playing history[edit]

Masonholder played college football at the University of Northern Iowa, where he was a two-time first team "All-Conference" tackle and received honorable mention as an All-America athlete.[2]

Coaching history[edit]

Carroll College[edit]

Masonholder was the 26th head football coach for the Carroll College Pioneers (later "Carroll University") located in Waukesha, Wisconsin and he held that position for nineteen seasons, from 1982 until 2000. His career coaching record at Carroll College was 83 wins, 83 losses, and 0 ties. This ranks him first at Carroll College in total wins and 12th at Carroll College in winning percentage.[3]

Central Methodist University[edit]

Masonholder later became the head coach at Central Methodist University in Fayette, Missouri from 2001 until the conclusion of the 2007 season.[4] While at CMU, he oversaw many positive changes in the football program and athletic deparmtnet.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ Central Methodist University "Masonholder Retiring as Head Football Coach at CMU" November 12, 2007
  3. ^ http://athletics.cc.edu/geninfo/pdf/Football_Individual_Records_Coaching_Records.pdf
  4. ^ Columbia Tribune "CMU names Dykens to lead football team-New coach was assistant at Graceland" by Ryan Nilsson, December 12, 2007
  5. ^ Columbia Tribune "Improvement Imperative" by Steve Walentik, August 30, 2007