Head Coach Greg Medeck, himself a Raider football standout in 1997 and 1998, is in his seventh season as the leader of the nationally-recognized Central Lakes College football program. Before taking the head coaching post, Greg served two seasons as an assistant. He is the defensive coordinator. The Raider defense has finished in the top 5 in the NJCAA each of the last three years.
Three times Greg has been named "Coach of the Year" in the Southern Division of the Minnesota College Athletic Conference. His teams have ranked in the Top 20 of the National Junior College Athletic Association Poll every year during the past six seasons. The Raiders have made four state championship appearances under Greg's leadership. For three straight years the Raiders have competed in post-season bowl games. Coach Medeck entered the 2013 campaign with a head coaching record of 51-15.
The Medeck Years: 2007 – MCAC runner-up, 7-4 record, first state play-off appearance since 1997. 2008 – MCAC Southern Division Champion, 7-3 record after 6-win start and No. 9 national ranking. 2009 – MCAC Champion, 20-14 overtime win vs. Rochester, 10-2 record with 15 All-MCAC performers from CLC and Division Coach of the Year honor, Graphic Edge Bowl (Cedar Falls, Iowa). 2010 – MCAC Southern Division Champion, state runner-up, 10-2 record, Valley of the Sun Bowl (Phoenix, Ariz.). 2011 – MCAC Southern Division runner-up, Graphic Edge Bowl (Cedar Falls, Iowa). 2012 – MCAC Southern Division Champion, 10-1 record
About Raider Football
Central Lakes College is a Minnesota College Athletic Conference football power. Head Coach Greg Medeck has made sure of that since his first year: 2007. That year, the Raiders made their first state playoff appearance in a decade. The Raiders have been near the top of the MCAC every year since. In the last six years, the Raiders have won the MCAC Southern Division title three times, appeared in four Conference Championship games, competed in three National Bowl games, and have been ranked in the NJCAA National Poll each year.
Coaching Staff Head Coach - Greg Medeck
Assistants Neil Linhart