Totino-Grace

Football

Program Philosophy and History

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Mission and Philosophy

The Eagle's Secret

22 Conference Championships 
1974, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1981, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1994, 1995, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2012, 2015*, 2016* 
* Denotes District Format 

22 Section Championships 
1984, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1992, 1994, 1995, 1999, 2000, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 

26 State Tournaments 
1974, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1981, 1984, 1988, 1989, 1992, 1994, 1995, 1999, 2000, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 

2 State Runner-Up 
1989, 2014 

10 State Championships 
1977, 1978, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2016

4 Hall of Fame Coaches 
Dave Nigon MFCA Class of 2003 TGHS Class of 2016
Paul Gasner MFCA Class of 2012
Jeff Ferguson MFCA Class of 2015
Bernie Litecky MFCA Class of 2016 

Coaching Staff

Head Coach Jeff Ferguson
jeff.ferguson@totinograce.org 

 

The 2018-2019 school year marks Jeff’s 36th year at TG. He began as a biology teacher, became Associate Dean of Students in 1996, and served as the Dean of Students from 2007 to the spring of 2018 when he transitioned to the Advancement Office. This is his 17th year as Head Football Coach at Totino-Grace. As a 1974 graduate of Grace HS and a 1978 graduate of the University of St. Thomas, the 2018 season marks Jeff’s 41th year of coaching football. Previously, he coached at St. Agnes (1979-80) and at Blaine for 17 years (1978, 1981-96) where he was the Defensive Coordinator for the Bengals. He began coaching at TG in 1998 as the Defensive Coordinator for the Eagles. Jeff has received the MFCA Coach of the Year Award in 2007, MFCA Power of Influence Award in 2010, Minnesota Vikings Coach of the year in 2011, and the U.S. Marines Semper Fidelis Award in 2013. In 2015, Jeff was inducted into the Minnesota Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame. In 2016, Jeff received the MFCA Coach of the Year Award and 6A Class Coach of the Year. Jeff and his wife of 32 years, Barb, have four children: Jenna (husband Adam Zamjahn and grandson Gavin) TG ’06 and St Ben’s ’09; Kelli (husband Tiago Bremer-Martins), TG ‘06 and Winona State ’11; Mike, TG ’08 and UMD ’13; and Katelyn, TG ‘11 and UW-Stout graduate.

 

Varsity Coaching Staff

Varsity Staff 
Jeff Ferguson    Varsity Head Coach     Defensive Coordinator, LBs 
Jay Anderson          Varsity Assistant Coach          Offensive Coordinator, O-Line       
Jeff Moritko     Varsity Assistant Coach     Special Teams Coordinator, D-Line
Brian Litecky     Varsity Assistant Coach     Running Backs 
Don Roney     Varsity Assistant Coach     QBs and WRs 
Anthony LaPanta       Varsity Assistant Coach     DBs
Tom Rooker    Varsity Assistant Coach     O-Line
Yvette Woell    Varsity Assistant Coach     Football Operations

B-Squad/JV Staff 
Jim Flinn       B-Squad/JV Coach         Running Backs
Tim Pastoors    B-Squad/JV Coach    LBs & Technology Coordinator     
Mike Palkert    B-Squad/JV Coach    DBs
John Alt    B-Squad/JV Coach    O-Line 
Ron Kullas    B-Squad/JV Coach    QBs and WRs
Jim Carlson    B-Squad/JV Coach    D-Line  

Freshman Staff 
Seth Pugh    Freshman Head Coach    Offensive Coordinator     
Mike Sullwold    Freshman Assistant Coach    QBs and Receivers
Ryan Ferkinhoff    Freshman Assistant Coach    Defensive Coordinator
Rod Kreuser    Freshman Assistant Coach         O-Line
Tom Reak    Freshman Assistant Coach    D-Line

2019 Football Program Resources

Varsity Game Schedule

Thursday, August 29, versus Lakeville South at TG
Friday, September 6, versus Maple Grove at TG
Friday, September 13, at Blaine
Friday, September 20, versus Centennial at TG
Friday, September 27, at Osseo
Friday, October 4, versus Anoka at TG (Homecoming)
Friday, October 11, at Champlin Park
Wednesday, October 16, versus Cretin-Derham Hall at St. Thomas

Home games are BOLD

2019 Season Preparation for Players

Incoming Ninth Grade Player/Parent Information Meeting
Thursday, May 2
Wednesday, May 8

Pre-Camp Meetings with Players
Offence: Monday, June 3, after finals
Defense: Tuesday, June 4, after finals
O & D Film: Thursday, June 6, time TBD - TENTATIVE
O & D Meeting and Walk Through: Friday, June 7, time TBD

June Eagle Football Camp
Incoming Freshmen: Tuesday, June 11 - Friday, June 14
Players entering grades 10-12: Monday, June 10 - Thursday, June 13

Summer Practices
Tuesday, June 18, versus STA
Wednesday, June 19, offensive skills players after lifting
Tuesday, June 25, versus STA
Thursday, June 27, versus Minnetonka
Wednesday, July 22, practice at TG aftter lifting
Thursday, July 25, versus Minnetonka

Youth Camp and Staff Meetings
Monday, July 29 - Thursday, August 1

Fall Football Begins
Monday, August 12