Head coach Chris Meidt
Sixth Season in 2007-08
Alma Mater: Bethel '92
Overall Record: 40-20 (.667)
MIAC Record : 29-19 (.604)
E-mail: meidt@stolaf.edu
Phone: 507-786-3768

Meidt takes job with Redskins (2/11/08)

In six seasons, St. Olaf head coach Chris Meidt has laid the foundation for a championship program. The Oles have ran off three straight eight-win seasons for the first time since 1969-71, compiled a 40-20 mark since Meidt took over and have boasted large recruiting classes every year.

Meidt came to the Ole football program following a successful tenure at Bethel University in St. Paul, where he served as offensive coordinator from 1995 to 2001. Meidt helped lead Bethel to consecutive MIAC crowns in 2000 and 2001.

The American Football Coaches Association named Meidt, who coached five first team All-Americans at Bethel, the 2001 National Assistant Coach of the Year.

He was offensive coordinator at Columbia Heights from 1990 to 1993 and at Becker from 1993 to 1994.

Meidt received a bachelor's degree in mathematics from Bethel College in 1992 and an MBA from the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota in 1996. Prior to his coaching and teaching career, Meidt was a computer systems analyst at Burlington Northern Railroad in St. Paul.

A 1988 graduate of Minneota High School in Minneota, Minn., Meidt played quarterback for his father, Gerhard Meidt, a Minnesota Hall of Fame head coach. He quarterbacked the Vikings to the state championship in 1986 and 1987 and was named the Associated Press Minnesota Player of the Year in 1987. He was honored as a two-time All-State quarterback and three-time All-Region quarterback. Meidt set national passing records for career attempts (1,122), completions (646) and touchdown passes (101).

Gerhard Meidt now serves as the St. Olaf special teams coach.

Chris and his wife Allison reside in Northfield with their daughter Madeline, twins Alexander and Eveline.