Eau Claire (WQOW) — UW-Eau Claire Athletics Director Dan Schumacher announced today that Wesley Beschorner has been named the new head football coach.
After Dan Larson left the program for a position at FCS powerhouse North Dakota State, the Blugolds began their nation-wide search and decided on Beschorner. He spent last season as the quarterbacks coach at the University of Maryland, and before that the same position at Rice University. Beschorner is a graduate of South Dakota, where he was an all-american standout quarterback. And it’s his offensive background and mindset that led to him getting the position.
“Wesley brought a certain offensive skill-set I was looking for particularly,” says UW-Eau Claire Athletic Director Dan Schumacher. “And an offensive energy I felt our program needed at this particular time. So the offensive part of the ball came forward in our search process.”
“I think where this search process and the hiring process started going, that really attracted me was just kind of seeing the vision that everybody had within the program,” says Beschorner. “Within the whole athletic department, that got me really excited. I was talking to my wife when I came back, and I was like I could see why they’re going to be really good here. And obviously it’s my job, the player’s job, and the assistant coaches job to make sure that happens. I think you can see what’s going on in a lot of different ways, and we’re excited to get it started.”
Beschorner developed his offensive philosophy in his playing and coaching career, and is excited to bring it to the Blugolds.
“Get the best player the ball, and honestly we want to be balanced in everything we do. But really trying to utilize the athletes that we have on the roster, and guys that are coming in,” Beschorner says. “However we can get them the football, but we want to utilize as much personnel and different people as we possibly can. So it’ll be fun. I’m excited to get to know these guys, see them on film, and just kind of get to know their personalities so they can help us win some games.”
UW-Eau Claire finished the 2018 season 4-6 overall, and 2-5 in the WIAC.