Wide Receivers Coach
After serving as defensive quality control for three seasons, Mark Haering coached the wide receivers in 2015. He enters his fifth season overall and second with the wide receivers.
In 2015, Kieren Duncan went on to earn All-American honors and signed an undrafted free agent contract with the NFL's Chicago Bears.
The former South High School Head Coach and University of Wisconsin assistant is entering his fourth season as an assistant coach with the CSU-Pueblo football program.
Coached at Marin Catholic H.S., located in Kentfield, Calif., as a football assistant for two years (1992-93) before taking the reins of the football program for four years (1994-97). He was a three-time Marin County Athletic League Coach of the Year (1994, 96, 97). Haering also was the assistant track coach for six years (1993-98) and basketball assistant for a season (1992-93).
Haering moved back home to Pueblo in 1998 to become the head football coach for his alma mater, Pueblo South H.S. During his 12 seasons (1998-2009) at the helm, Haering was named Foothills League Coach of the Year (2000, 05, 07), All-State Football Coach (2001) and NFHS Coaches Association Football Coach of the Year for Colorado (2007). The Colts compiled a 109-29 (.790) record and made 10 state playoff appearances, which included runs to the Class 4A state semifinals in 2003 and 2004. South posted nine consecutive Foothills League titles from 2000-08 and four consecutive 10-0 regular seasons from 2005-08, a feat unmatched in Pueblo history.
Haering served as a graduate assistant coach at Wisconsin for the 2010 and 2011 seasons before joining the Pack.
He attended to Boston University, where he graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1992. Hearing earned a full four-year (1988-91) scholarship to quarterback the football team which played at Division I-AA. He obtained a MA in Education from Lesley University in Cambridge, Mass., in 2004.
Haering graduated from Pueblo South H.S. in 1988, where he won seven letters while playing football (quarterback/wide receiver), basketball (forward/center) and track (pole vault) for the Colts.
Resides in Pueblo with his wife, Georgiann, and twin daughters.
Offensive Coordinator / OL Coach
A versatile leader and proven winner, Gordon Shaw enters his second season with the ThunderWolves.
In 2015, Shaw helped guide an offensive line that produced two All-Americans (Gary Dixon and Zach Martinez) and blocked for the best rushing tandem in NCAA Division II history. The Pack touted Harlon Hill finalist (3rd in voting) running back Cameron McDondle, who combined with Bernard McDondle for an NCAA record for rushing yards by two backs on the same team (3,674 yards). The offensive line allowed 19 sacks (-128 yards) to rank No. 29 nationally (1.36 in sacks per game). All five starters for the offensive line earned All-RMAC recognition.
He owns 38 years of coaching experience, mostly at the Division I level, serving as a coach on both sides of the ball with great success.
Since 1990, Shaw has either coached or recruited eight All-Americans, 30 All-Big 10 and All-WAC players. He has coached two student-athletes that earned national awards, Greg Eslinger (Outland and Remington) and Matt Spaeth (Mackey) and several players under his tutelage have gone on to careers in the NFL.
In the last three years, Shaw had one-year stints with University of Houston, Texas State University and University of Idaho, respectfully. He spent 2009-11 at University of Hawaii as the offensive line coach and helped guide the UH passing game to a third, first and 12th place finishes, respectively, in passing offense nationally.
Prior to Hawaii, Shaw spent the 2008 season at University of South Dakota as the offensive coordinator and tight ends coach. In their first year full year at NCAA Division I-FCS, the Coyotes finished fourth nationally in scoring offense (37.5 ppg), sixth in total offense (455.6 ypg) and seventh in rushing offense (240.1 ypg).
Shaw spent the majority of his coaching career on both the offensive and defensive lines at University of Minnesota from 1993-2007.
In his time with Minnesota, Shaw guided one of the most productive offensive lines in school history. He was part of an offensive staff that made Minnesota the only school in the nation to pass and run for over 2,000 yards in eight straight seasons (1999-06). During his last six seasons with the Gophers he served as the team's guards and centers coach and was the in-state recruiting coordinator.
From 2001-06 the Gophers accomplished many firsts due to the production from the offensive line. They racked up over 300 yards of offense in a school record 31-straight games and compiled 300 yards of offense in 48 of 52 games.
During that time frame, Minnesota also became the first school in NCAA history to have two running backs each run for 1,000 yards in three consecutive seasons. Two of those running backs, Marion Barber III and Laurence Maroney, have each gone on to successful careers in the NFL.
In 2003, Shaw was honored by receiving the Distinguished Service Award from the Minnesota High School Football Coaches Association for his contribution to Minnesota football on and off the field. He was also the 1999 Nike Minnesota Assistant Coach of the Year.
He served as the defensive line coach from 1997-2000 and in 1999 helped the Gophers to their first bowl game appearance in 12 years. He started his career at Minnesota as the offensive line coach from 1993-96.
Prior to his time at Minnesota, Shaw had stints at the University of Wyoming (1990-92, offensive line coach), University of Idaho (1989, defensive coordinator and defensive line coach), University of Northern Colorado (1985-88, offensive coordinator and offensive line coach) and Northern Arizona University (1982-84, defensive line coach).
Shaw began his coaching career at his alma mater, California Polytechnic State University, as a graduate assistant from 1977-78. After a year at Cal State Northridge, Shaw returned to Cal Poly as a defensive line coach from 1980-1981. In 1980, Cal Poly won the NCAA Division II National Championship.
A graduate of California Polytechnic State, Shaw earned his Bachelor of Science degree in physical education in 1978. He then obtained his masters degree from Northern Arizona University, also in Physical Education, in 1984.
Shaw and his wife, Debra, have three daughters, Whitney (son in-law Adam), Jenna and Aubrey.
Dave Brown was hired in December 2015 as the CSU-Pueblo passing game coordinator and quarterbacks coach following a stint as offensive coordinator at Fort Lewis College.
Brown joined the FLC coaching staff prior to spring practice in 2013 after spending the previous seven years coaching at the Division I level, at the University of Nevada and Portland State. During his career, Brown has been on the coaching staffs of teams that appeared in seven bowl games.
While at Nevada from 2006 to 2010, the Wolf Pack ranked at or near the top of the NCAA FBS leaders in rushing offense (first in 2009 and third in 2008) and total offense (second in 2009 and fifth in 2008). Brown coached Colin Kaepernick, who was the 2008 WAC Offensive Player of the Year and the only player in NCAA history to throw for 10,000 yards and rush for 4,000.
In 2010, Brown left Nevada to join former colleague Nigel Burton and to assist in installing the pistol offense. At Portland State, he helped the Vikings lead the Big Sky Conference in rushing (203.3 yards per game) in 2010 and improve their total offensive output by 95.7 yards per game over the previous season. In 2011, Coach Brown returned to Nevada during the 2011 and 2012 seasons before joining the Skyhawks.
Brown has 12 years of diverse experience in three different levels of NCAA football, with emphasis on every offensive skill position. Most notable is his experience with the pistol offense, which was actively involved in designing, teaching and adapting at both Nevada and at Portland State.
Brown has five years of experience at the NCAA Division II level, coaching at Central Missouri State University from 2001-05. Brown coached the top two career rushers and scorers in school history. He also assisted the quarterbacks during the 2001 season. During his five years as a coach at Central Missouri State, the Mules posted a 43-13 record, won a conference title, won a bowl game and made one NCAA Division II playoff appearance.
Brown played quarterback in college and was part of a national championship team at Butler Community College in 1999 before moving on to play at Central Missouri State. A native of the Kansas City area, Brown has earned a bachelor's degree (physical education) and a master's degree (sports business administration) from Central Missouri State and a second master's degree (counseling and education psychology) from Nevada.
Running Backs Coach
Brown joins the football coaching staff in 2017 after serving as an offensive quality control assistant at Louisville.