Randy Awrey

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Randy Awrey
Sport(s) Football, track and field
Current position
Title Head coach (football)
Team Concordia (IL)
Conference NACC
Record 12–36
Biographical details
Born (1956-04-27) April 27, 1956 (age 62)
Playing career
1974–1977 Northern Michigan
Position(s) Defensive back, running back
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1982–1985 Michigan Tech (DB)
1986–1989 St. Lawrence (DC)
1990–1993 Kentucky Wesleyan
1994–1998 Lakeland (WI)
1999–2007 Saginaw Valley State
2008–2011 Northern Michigan (DC)
2012 Marietta (DC)
2013–present Concordia (IL)
Track and field
1986–1989 St. Lawrence
Head coaching record
Overall 134–106–1
Tournaments 4–5 (NCAA D-II playoffs)
Accomplishments and honors
2 IBFC (1996–1997)
2 GLIAC (2000, 2003)

Randy Awrey (born April 27, 1956) is an American football coach, former player, and former track and field coach. He is currently the head football coach at Concordia University Chicago, a position he had held since 2013. Awrey previously served as the head coach at Kentucky Wesleyan College (1990–1994), Lakeland College in Sheboygan, Wisconsin (1994–1998), and Saginaw Valley State University (1999–2007). He was also the head track and field coach at St. Lawrence University from 1986 to 1989. He has been inducted in the athletics hall of fame at Northern Michigan University, St. Lawrence, Lakeland, and Saginaw Valley State.

Playing career[edit]

Awrey played football as a defensive back and running back at Northern Michigan University. As a sophomore in 1975, he scored the winning touchdown on a 68-yard run in the second half of the Camellia Bowl, earning MVP honors for the game and giving the Northern Michigan Wildcats the NCAA Division II National Football Championship over the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers.[1]

Coaching career[edit]

Awrey is currently the head football coach at Concordia University Chicago. Awrey was the head football coach at Saginaw Valley State University in University Center, Michigan, for nine seasons, from 1999 until 2007. His coaching record at Saginaw Valley State was 76 wins and 27 losses on the field. At Lakeland College his head coaching record was 35–14–1. He has the highest winning percentage of any head football coach at both Saginaw Valley State (.738) and Lakeland (.714).[2]

Head coaching record[edit]


Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Kentucky Wesleyan Panthers (NCAA Division III independent) (1990–1992)
1990 Kentucky Wesleyan 0–10
1991 Kentucky Wesleyan 2–8
1992 Kentucky Wesleyan 3–7
Kentucky Wesleyan Panthers (NCAA Division II independent) (1993)
1993 Kentucky Wesleyan 6–4
Kentucky Wesleyan: 11–29
Lakeland Muskies (Illini-Badger Football Conference) (1994–1998)
1994 Lakeland 4–6 2–4 T–3rd
1995 Lakeland 6–3–1 4–2 T–2nd
1996 Lakeland 8–2 5–0 1st
1997 Lakeland 10–0 5–0 1st
1998 Lakeland 7–3 4–3 4th
Lakeland: 35–14–1 20–9
Saginaw Valley State Cardinals (Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference) (1999–2007)
1999 Saginaw Valley State 4–6 4–5
2000 Saginaw Valley State 9–3 9–1 T–1st L NCAA Division II First Round
2001 Saginaw Valley State 11–2 9–1 2nd L NCAA Division II Quarterfinal
2002 Saginaw Valley State 9–3 8–2 T–2nd L NCAA Division II First Round
2003 Saginaw Valley State 12–1 10–0 1st L NCAA Division II Quarterfinal
2004 Saginaw Valley State 7–3 7–3 4th
2005 Saginaw Valley State 11–2 9–1 2nd L NCAA Division II Quarterfinal
2006 Saginaw Valley State 6–4 6–4 T–4th
2007 Saginaw Valley State 7–3 7–3 T–2nd
Saginaw Valley State: 76–27 69–20
Concordia Cougars (Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference) (2013–present)
2013 Concordia 2–8 1–5 6th
2014 Concordia 1–8 1–5 T–5th
2015 Concordia 2–8 0–6 7th
2016 Concordia 4–6 2–4 5th
2017 Concordia 3–6 1–5 T–5th
Concordia: 12–36 5–25
Total: 134–106–1
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title or championship game berth


  1. ^ "Northern Michigan wins Division II". The Gadsden Times. Associated Press. December 14, 1975. Retrieved November 19, 2010. 
  2. ^ DeLassus, David. "Saginaw Valley State Coaching Records". College Football Data Warehouse. Archived from the original on December 13, 2010. Retrieved November 18, 2010. 

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