Vince Varpness



 
  Offensive Coordinator, Tight Ends  
     
  Fourth Season in 2013-14  
Hometown: Worthington, Minn.
Alma Mater: Bemidji State Univ.
E-mail: varpness@stolaf.edu
Office Phone: 507-786-8056
 
 
 

THE VARPNESS FILE
1999-02: Was a graduate assistant coach for three seasons at the University of Minnesota... Spent one season with wide recievers, one with linebackers and another with defensive backs.
2002-06: Was an assistant coach at Minnesota West Community College where he coached the offensive skill positions.
2007-09: Was an assistant defensive coach at St. Olaf.
2010: Was offensive coordinator at Burnsville High School.
2011-12: Was head coach at St. Louis Park High School.
2013: Rejoined St. Olaf staff as offensive coordinator.
Vince Varpness begins his second stint at St. Olaf in 2013, as he was named offensive coordinator on March 25, 2013.

Varpness was most recently head coach at St. Louis Park High School. He started his coaching career as a graduate assistant at Division I Minnesota in 1999. He spent three seasons with the Gophers before becoming the national recruiting coordinator at Minnesota West Community College, where he spent four seasons. Minnesota West won back-to-back league titles in his tenure, and had the best season in school history with a 10-1 record.

In 2007, he joined the St. Olaf staff as a defensive assistant. After three seasons with the Oles, he moved to high school football where he was offensive coordinator at Burnsville for a year and then head coach at St. Louis Park for two seasons.

A graduate of Bemidji State University, Varpness began his collegiate career at Worthington Community College where he played football for his father and Hall of Fame coach Don Varpness. Varpness then transferred to play football at Bemidji State, graduating in 2000 with a teaching degree in Physical Education/Health. He recieved his masters degree from Minnesota in 2002.

Varpness and his wife Kristen live in Richfield with their son Jack.