Valparaiso director of athletics Mark LaBarbera announced Sunday that Dale
Carlson has been relieved of his duties as head coach of the Valparaiso
University football program, effective immediately.
Carlson, the 16th head coach in Crusader football history, was in his fourth
season leading the Valpo football program and departs with a 3-40 record at
"We appreciate all the effort Dale Carlson has made during his time at Valpo
to bring quality student-athletes to our campus that represent the
university through their hard work on the field and in the classroom," said
LaBarbera. "But the on-field results during his tenure have not met the
expectations of the university, and consequently, we have decided it best
for the future of our football program that we move in a different
Assistant head coach Mike Gravier will serve as head coach for the
Crusaders' season finale at Brown Field this Saturday, Nov. 16 at 1 p.m.
A national search for the next head coach of the Valparaiso football program
will begin immediately.