New assistant coach hopes to make immediate impact


Last updated 8/18/2021 at 9:07am

Havre Daily News/Colin Thompson

MSU-N defensive back Joshua Rose catches a pass at fall camp at Lights Stadium earlier this month. Rose will be one of several defensive backs working with new special teams coordinator and safeties coach Van Cooper Jr. this fall.

Heading into his fourth year as the head coach of the Montana State University-Northern football program, Andrew Rolin is looking to lead the Lights to success this season. In order to do that, he will need all the help he can get, such as his new assistant coach Van Cooper Jr.

Cooper will serve as the team's special teams coordinator and safeties coach this season after coaching at Arizona high schools for the past ten years. With the University of Montana alumni back in the state, Rolin believes he will make a good addition to his coaching staff.

"It's nice to have him back in Montana...

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