Head Coach Greg Medeck, himself a Raider football standout in 1997 and 1998, is in his sixth 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. In 2010, the defensive unit from CLC was ranked No. 2 in the country.
Twice 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 15 of the National Junior College Athletic Association Division III poll several times during the past four years. The Raiders have made three state championship appearances under Greg’s leadership. For three straight years the Raiders have competed in post-season bowl games. Coach Medeck entered the 2012 campaign with a head coaching record of 41-14.
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 champ, 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).
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 7-4 Raiders of 2007 took second place in the MCAC, followed by winning records of 7-3 in 2008 with a Southern Division title and No. 9 national ranking; 10-2 in 2009 with the first state football championship for CLC; 10-2 in 2010 as Division champ, state runner-up, more national poll recognition, and a trip to Arizona to compete in the Valley of the Sun Bowl; and 7-3 in 2011 with a third post-season bowl appearance in as many years.
Coaching Staff Head Coach - Greg Medeck
Assistants Neil Linhart