Head Coach 2nd Season
Tom Parkevich Image

Parkevich is in his second year at the helm of the Tigers’ football team.  In his first year as the head coach at Iowa Wesleyan, the Tigers went 3-8 on the year.

Parkevich is the 48th football coach in Iowa Wesleyan's 122-year history of playing football. He replaced Kent Anderson, who coached the Tigers the previous two years.

Parkevich came to Iowa Wesleyan from the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, Minn., where he was the defensive coordinator for the previous four years.  In his last year there, he directed the defense for a Saints team that recorded the school's first-ever undefeated season and received its first berth to the NCAA Division III playoffs in the program's four-year history.

Parkevich's defenses at St. Scholastica ranked among the very best in the nation in NCAA Division III in turnover margin during his final two years, leading the country in 2011 and finishing second nationally in 2010.  In the 2011 season, the Saints won their first-ever Upper Midwest Athletic Conference championship and completed a 10-0 regular season.

Parkevich joined St. Scholastica after spending the previous ten years at Earlham (Ind.) College. He served as defensive coordinator over his final eight seasons with the Quakers after spending his first two years as the football program's linebackers coach. Prior to his stint at Earlham, Parkevich was the defensive coordinator for the football program at Blackburn (Ill.) College from1994-1997.

This is Parkevich's first collegiate head football coaching job. He does have collegiate head coaching experience, having served as head baseball coach for 13 years during his stints at both Earlham and Blackburn.

A native of Logansport, Ind., Parkevich is a 1991 graduate of Mount Senario (Wis.) College where he was a two-time all-conference honoree at inside linebacker, two-year team captain, two-time Defensive MVP and team MVP as a senior. During the summers of 1990 and 1991, he played inside linebacker and coordinated the defense for the Stoke-on-Trent Spitfires in England.

Parkevich and his wife Michelle have three children, Beau (15 years old), Levi (12), and Veronica (10), and they will reside in Mount Pleasant.

2013 Football Roster
Roster for 2013 Football Team
#NameCl.Pos.Ht.Wt.HometownPrevious School
2Trey ToddSORB5-7170Oklahoma City, OKPiedmont
3Chase TaylorSRWR6-2190Laporte, COBrophy College Prep/Phoenix College
4Montell ScottFRDB6-3185Florissant, MOCardinal Ritter
6Chase TackettSRWR5-10200Camarillo, CACamarillo
7Jamarco ClarkSRLB6-3235Pensacola, FLForest Park
8Raul BecerrilJRWR5-8160Mission, TXMission Veterans
9Darryl SmithFRDB5-9165Florissant, MOCardinal Ritter
11LiMichael PeeplesSRWR6-2180Conyers, GAStephenson
12Zandro DiazJRQB5-11180Camarillo, CACamarillo
14Graham WittrockFRQB6-0170Richland, IAPekin
16Tyler PriemFRQB6-1170New Vienna, IAEdgewood-Colesburg
17Caleb HussSOQB6-0200Pekin, ILPekin/Millikin University
18Brandon BakerFRP/K6-3215Moro, ILEdwardsville
20Lance MountainSRDB5-11200Griggsville, ILGriggsville-Perry
21Eric BonnerFRLB6-1215Bolingbrook, ILNeuqua Valley
23Raul LozanoJRRB5-10180Yuba City, CAYuba City
24Shawn FosterFRDB5-11150Ottumwa, IAOttumwa
25Adrian SmithSRRB5-7175Berkeley, ILCollege of Dupage/Triton College
26Donnie Johnson IIIFRWR5-9170Mt. Pleasant, IAMt. Pleasant
27Matt KlundtFRDB6-2180Andalusia, ILRockridge
28Jeremiah FoleyFRDB5-5150St. Louis, MORitenour/St. Louis CC
31Andy HenselFRDB5-9160New Lenox, ILLincoln Way West
32Ryan GerlemanSODB5-10180Kewanee, ILWethersfield
35Alek BlainFRRB5-7165Danville, IADanville
40Jory SimmsJRDL6-3245Kapolei, HISan Jose City College
41Harley MalmgrenSORB5-6185Elvaston, ILWarsaw/Culver-Stockton College
50Nicholas CoxFRDL6-1225Lee's Summit, MOLee's Summit North
51Damien AbelFRLB6-2200Princeville, ILPrinceville
53Nick SwansonSOLB6-0190Oak Forest, ILOak Forest
54Nate DanielsSOLB6-1190Biggsville, ILWest Central
55Brad SabelFRDL6-4290New Boston, ILMercer County
56Andrew TerrellFRLB6-2215Jonesboro, GACharles R. Drew
57Connor MorrisonFRDL6-0245Milan, ILSherrard
61Troy HallbergJROL6-4330Vinton, IAVinton-Shellsburg
62Keenan BegleyFROL6-1235Lamar, MOLamar
64James GreenFROL6-0290Cibolo, TXSteele
65Ja'Korey WalkerSOOL6-1280Fayette, ALFayette County
69Nick HuysFROL6-0280Cameron, NCOverhills
71Zach GarrettFROL6-1280Eolia, MOClopton
72Steven GipsonFROL6-2280New Boston, ILMercer County/Brown Mackie College
73Carlos JordanFROL5-11280St. Louis, MOClyde C. Miller Academy
77Jake ErspamerFROL6-0240O'Fallon, MOFort Zumwalt North
81Ridge HobbsSRWR6-2195New London, IANew London
83Nathan IbarraFRWR5-8170San Antonio, TXHarlandale
84Tylor HoyleSOWR6-2180Mt. Pleasant, IAMt. Pleasant/Southeastern CC
86Marshall MullenixFRWR5-8160Vinton, IAVinton-Shellsburg
88Jake TolanderJRTE6-5230Winfield, IAWinfield-Mt. Union
93Nate MillerFRDL6-0300Edina, MOKnox County
94Sam BalbachJRDL6-2250McCordsville, INMt. Vernon
95Jonathon OlsonFRDT6-9305Hamilton, ILFort Madison Holy Trinity
96Ronnie KaesbergFRDL6-0230Freeburg, ILFreeburg
97John FischerFRDL6-2330St. Peters, MOSt. Dominic
98Alex ColeFRDL6-3265Warrenton, MOWarrenton
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