Todd Hafner is in his 14th year as head football coach.
Hafner, who owns a 87-58 career record, guided William Penn to its seventh league crown in school history in 2016. The team won seven in a row to claim a share, its first since 2012. The 2012 crew finished 9-3 and qualified for the NAIA Football Championship Series, its first playoff appearance since 1976 and second all-time.
The squad also went 10-1 in 2010 to win its first conference title since 1976. William Penn tied the school record for wins and also broke the NAIA’s single-season marks for total rushing yards and yards per attempt. Numerous other school marks were set in 2010. The Statesmen again paced the NAIA in rushing in 2011.
The 2008 and 2010 Midwest League Coach of the Year and 2016 Heart North Division Coach of the Year, Hafner was also the recipient of the VSN NAIA Coach of the Year and the NFCA Region 2 Coach of the Year honors in 2010. As skipper, he has produced 193 all-conference players and 22 All-Americans.
Hafner took over a program that was 2-8 in 2003. Since then he has led the navy and gold to nine winning campaigns, including five in a row from 2008-2012.
Two of Hafner’s players, Andy Stokes in 2005 and Damon Harrison in 2011, continued their careers at the professional level. Stokes was drafted by the New England Patriots (‘Mr. Irrelevant’ as the last pick) and Harrison was signed to a free-agent contract by the New York Jets. He now plays for the New York Giants.
Hafner was born and raised in Oskaloosa until the age of eight when his family moved to Frontenac, Kan. He was then quarterback of his high school team under the tutelage of his father, Greg Hafner, a 1973 graduate of William Penn who was teammates with Wilbur Young and Bruce Polen, both of whom went on to play for the Kansas City Chiefs.
Hafner graduated from Pittsburg State University in 1994 with a degree in mathematics (minor in coaching). He was also a quarterback on the football team before tearing ligaments, which forced him to become a student coach. He served in that capacity in 1991 when Pittsburg State won the NCAA Division II national championship and again in 1992 when the Gorillas were national runners-up. Hafner participated in, or was a part of, the playoffs in all five years he attended the University.
Hafner began his coaching career at Carl Junction HS in Carl Junction, Mo., where he was an assistant football coach for two years. From there he moved on to Southwest Baptist University where he was a graduate assistant for one campaign.
Hafner then returned to Carl Junction to take up the head coaching position. He held it for four years before securing an assistant coaching job at Emporia State University in Emporia, Kan. Hafner was the offensive coordinator for two years before adding assistant head coach to his duties.
While Hafner was at Emporia, the football team won the NCAA Division II bowl game--the Mineral Water Bowl. They also shared the MIAA conference championship with Pittsburg State, Missouri Western, Northwest Missouri State, and Central Missouri State.
Hafner lives in Oskaloosa with his wife Mandy. The couple has four children: Tyler, twins Austin and Emma, and Ryan.
Hafner's Coaching Career at William Penn
2016 7-4 (4-1 HEART)
2015 7-4 (3-2 HEART)
2014 7-4 (3-2 MWL)
2013 5-6 (3-3 MWL)
2012 9-3 (5-1 MWL ) (MWL Co-Champs, FCS playoffs)
2011 9-2 (5-2 MWL)
2010 10-1 (6-1 MWL) (MWL Co-Champs, tied school record for wins)
2009 7-5 (5-2 MWL)
2008 7-4 (5-2 MWL)
2007 5-6 (3-4 MWL)
2006 5-6 (5-3 MW)
2005 6-5 (4-3 MWL) (First winning season since 1976)
2004 3-8 (2-5 MWL)
87-58 (53-31 CONF)
(Recruiting areas: South Chicago, Houston, Quad City counties)
Clayton Norberg is in his sixth year as Assistant Football Coach, serving as the Defensive Coordinator and Linebackers Coach.
For the second time in his career, Norberg returns to William Penn from league rival St. Francis (Ill.). This time around, he left the Fighting Saints after coaching the secondary in 2011. St. Francis was 10-3 in 2011 and won the MSFA Midwest title.
A May 2009 graduate from St. Francis with a degree in biology, Norberg was a four-time all-MWL player, including earning first-team honors as a senior. His senior campaign concluded by receiving the biggest award possible for an NAIA player, being named an AFCA-NAIA First-Team All-American.
A two-time team captain, Norberg broke school records for tackles for loss in a game, season, and career.
Following graduation, he joined the staff at William Penn as a graduate assistant coach, helping the team from 2009-2011. He earned his Master's of Business Leadership degree from the University in 2011.
A native of Sterling, Ill., Norberg lives in Oskaloosa with his wife Laura and their daughters Grace and Mary-Kate.
(Recruiting areas: Missouri, Illiniois, Arkansas and all junior colleges (except in Kansas and California))
Brett Stewart is in his third season as an Assistant Football Coach, working with the offensive line.
A 2012 graduate of William Penn with a degree in physical education (emphasis in sports administration), Stewart played four years on the offensive line and earned honorable-mention all-Midwest League honors. During his time, the Statesmen broke the NAIA record for rushing yards and won a conference title.
A native of Webb City, Mo., he played on both offense and defense in high school, and helped his team to a state championship.
Stewart completed his Master's of Business Leadership degree from William Penn in 2014.
Trevor Strong is in his third year as an Assistant Football Coach, working with the secondary.
A 2014 graduate of Morningside College, Strong earned a degree in Business Administration. He was a two-year starter and two-time all-Great Plains Athletic Conference selection. He helped Morningside to three conference titles and an NAIA national runner-up finish in 2012. In 2012, he was a member of the best defensive scoring squad in the nation.
Strong was an All-State performer in both football and basketball in high school.
Strong is currently working on his Master’s of Business Leadership degree from William Penn.
Stan Allspach is in his 18th year as a member of the William Penn football coaching staff, having served in several capacities, including special teams coordinator, wide receivers, offensive line, running backs, and quarterbacks coach. He currently works as the offensive assistant.
A William Penn Hall of Fame quarterback, he has coached football and baseball at the high school level for over 20 years in addition to 12 years as an athletics director. Allspach has also spent time as an officiator, working the whistle for numerous years in football and basketball.
He has garnered many accomplishments as a coach, including being nominated to the Iowa Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 1990. After a successful eight-year career as a minor league football player for the Des Moines Vikings and the Newton Nite-Hawks, Allspach was inducted into the Minor League Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1991.
He received his bachelor of arts in physical education from William Penn in 1970. His wife Sharon, daughter Angie, and son Aaron also graduated from William Penn.
Aaron Hinnah is in his fourth season as an Assistant Coach, working with the running backs. He is also the Recruiting Coordinator.
A graduate of Iowa State University, he spent three years on the Cyclones’ staff. During that time, he worked with the offensive line and wide receivers as the program qualified for two bowl games. Hinnah worked with several players to help them achieve professional status. He also served on Iowa State’s Athletic Director’s Advisory Committee and was a pitcher for ISU’s baseball club team.
As a prep, Hinnah was an all-district performer and helped Sigourney-Keota HS win a state title. He also played baseball, earning All-State honors on the diamond.
Hinnah resides in Sigourney with his wife Emily and their son AJ.
(Recruiting areas: Northern Missouri, Utah, Ohio, Kentucky, and West Virginia)
Ricky Corcoran is in his third year as a Graduate Assistant Coach, working with the defensive line. He also serves as the team's video coordinator.
A 2015 graduate of William Penn, Corcoran played on the offensive line for the Statesmen football team.
A native of Mt. Orab, Ohio, Corcoran is currently working on his Master's of Business Leadership degree from William Penn.
Jon Haugen is in his fifth year as Head Athletic Performance Coach.
Haugen, who received his Master's of Business Leadership from William Penn in 2011, returned to the University after spending the past year and a half operating his own business.
In addition to running the daily operations as owner/director of Warrior Performance Gym/Lenawee CrossFit in Adrian, Mich., Haugen trained athletes of all ages and skill levels--from middle school students all the way up to professional athletes. He conducted off-site speed and agility programs, and trained CrossFit competitors as well as individuals seeking general fitness programs.
Prior to owning his own business, Haugen was the Director of Sports Performance for Sterling Centre of Sports Performance in 2011.
In his first stint in the navy and gold, Haugen was a Graduate Assistant in the S&C department from September 2009-May 2011. He worked primarily with baseball and softball, but also assisted with all of the other intercollegiate athletic teams.
Haugen's placement with the baseball and softball teams was simple due to his experience with the Erie Seawolves, a Double-A affiliate for the Detroit Tigers. He worked with the organization during the 2009 season and also assisted at the Tigers' Spring Training camp.
The beginning to his expansive resume includes internships with his alma mater Central College (2008) as well as Drake University (2008-2009).
A successful athlete in his own right, Haugen was a four-year starter on Central's football team, helping the program to three Iowa Conference titles and three NCAA Division III playoff appearances (both in 2005, 2006, and 2007).