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Tech Mourns Loss of Former Assistant Football Coach Chuck Klingbeil

Tech Mourns Loss of Former Assistant Football Coach Chuck Klingbeil

HOUGHTON, Mich. – The Michigan Tech athletics department and football program mourn the loss of former assistant coach Chuck Klingbeil. Klingbeil had two stints on the coaching staff, serving as a defensive assistant from 1999-2002 before returning for the 2010-13 campaigns.

"We are mourning the loss of a friend and former assistant coach Chuck Klingbeil," Michigan Tech Head Coach Steve Olson said. "Chuck had an impact on the lives of many MTU athletes and will be missed."

Klingbeil turned in a distinguished playing career that started at Northern Michigan, where he helped the Wildcats to an NCAA playoff quarterfinal berth in 1987. The defensive tackle went on to star with the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League. He was named defensive MVP of the 1989 Grey Cup game.

The Houghton, Mich., native then played five years for the NFL's Miami Dolphins, where he started all 16 games each year from 1992-96, leading the team in tackles in 1995 and 1996. He's a member of the NMU and Upper Peninsula Sports Halls of Fame.