De Pere hires former Badgers’ DB Strickland as head football coach

De Pere hired Ben Strickland as their new head football coach.
De Pere hired Ben Strickland as their new head football coach.(WBAY)
Published: Apr. 19, 2022 at 2:41 PM CDT
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GREEN BAY, Wis. (WBAY) - The De Pere Redbirds have hired former Wisconsin Badgers defensive back and Madison Edgewood assistant Ben Strickland as their new head football coach.

Strickland, who played at Wisconsin between 2003-07, has college coaching experience starting with the Badgers as a graduate assistant in 2009. He would later go on to coach secondary and special teams with Florida Atlantic University between 2015 and 2017.

Since 2018 he has been a coordinator with Edgewood High School in Madison, and now replaces Chad Michalkiewicz as the head coach at De Pere.

“My family and I are honored to be part of the De Pere community,” Strickland said in a press release from De Pere High School. “I am looking forward to building relationships with the student-athletes, coaching staff, school and the entire community.

“I look forward to getting our teams ready for an exciting 2022 season! It’s a great day to be a Redbird!”

The Redbirds won the FRCC last year and finished with a 9-2 record before being knocked out of the playoffs by Hartford in the second round. Michalkiewicz left following the season to take over as the head coach at Kimberly.

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