Assistant Head Coach / Offensive Coordinator / Quarterbacks
Alma Mater/Major: Augsburg College '89
Hometown/HS: Duluth, Minn./Duluth Denfeld HS
Number of Seasons at Augsburg: 23rd season (1991-present)
Drew Privette (Augsburg '89) begins his 24th season as an Augsburg coach in 2015. He serves as an assistant head coach, offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. In addition to his coaching duties, Privette serves as the co-director of athletic merchandising for the Augsburg athletic department.
Augsburg Coaching Highlights:
In 2012, Privette directed an offense that produced a league-high 38 points per game and 471 yards per game. QB Ayrton Scott ended the season as the nations #3 leader in total offense behind the tutoring of Coach Privette. The Auggies 2012 offense produced one All-American (Adam Carl), four All-West Region players (Adam Carl, Aryton Scott, Brian Rud, Hakeem Bourne-McFarland) and landed seven players on the All-Conference lists.
Privette is the director of the highly explosive Air Auggie Spread offense which has ranked first in the MIAC since being taken over by coach Privette in 2007. Augsburg’s offense set the MIAC record for most passing yards in 2008 with a single-season record of 3,041 total yards. The Auggie’s finished the 2008 season as the first-ranked passing offense in the MIAC, the number one ranked red zone offense in MIAC and the second-ranked scoring offense in the MIAC. In 2007, the Air Auggies also ranked first in the MIAC in passing offense and third in the MIAC in total offense. The Air Auggies have also received national acclaim, ending the 2008 season as the 5th/235 most prolific passing attack in the entire NCAA Division III (325 ypg) and the 2007 season as the 3rd/235 most prolific passing attack in NCAA Division III (344 ypg). In 2011, first-year running back Tyler Maxwell earned All-MIAC honors and set a school record with 13 rushing touchdowns.
Coach Privette has also been responsible for the development of three of the best quarterbacks in MIAC and school history: Derrin Lamker (1996-97), Jordan Berg (2005-08), and Marcus Brumm (2009-11). Lamker and Berg were finalists for the NCAA III Player of the Year award their respective senior seasons while Lamker was named the MIAC Most Valuable Player his senior season.Berg is the MIAC all-time record holder for passing yards in a season (7,414), while Lamker finished his career with 6,624 yards. In just three seasons at Augsburg, Brumm finished second in school history in every career passing category, while also rushing for 472 yards and seven touchdowns. Augsburg’s fourth all time passer, Paul Tetzloff (1996-00) (5,144 career yards) was also mentored under coach Privette.
Privette also has developed current Auggie quarterback Ayrton Scott into one of the nations top dual threat weapons. Scott led the MIAC in total touchdowns, rushing yards per game and total offense. Scott was third in the nation in total offense, eigth in rushing, while accumulating a school record 1,436 yards on the ground.
As a recruiting coordinator, coach Privette has excelled in the highly competitive MIAC. Since he took over the position in 1993 he has brought in 46 first team All-MIAC performers and 12 NCAA Division III All-Americans. Coach Privette is known as a player first coach and recruiter.
Previous Coaching Experience:
Hockey Coach - St. Paul Johnson HS
Hockey Coach - St. Bernard's HS
On the football field, Privette was a standout receiver for Augsburg and twice was named to the All-MIAC team. Privette set several Augsburg receiving records, two of which -- career receptions (146) and catches in a game (14) -- stood until 1997, when they were broken by Scott Hvistendahl. Privette finished his career with 146 pass receptions and 1,792 career reception yards. His 54 receptions in 1987 is sixth-best in school history. Privette was also an All-MIAC right winger for the Auggies' men's hockey team. In 2009, Privette was inducted into the Augsburg Athletic Hall of Fame in his first year eligible for the honor.
Other Duties/Campus Involvement at Augsburg:
Privette also serves as the co-director of concessions and merchandising.
Privette lives in Mahtomedi, Minn., with his wife, Molly, and daughter Anna (Augsburg 2017).
Assistant Coach / Offensive Line / Video
Alma Mater/Major: University of Wisconsin-River Falls '07, B.A. in Exercise Science
Hometown/HS: Phillips, Wis.
Number of Seasons at Augsburg: 3 (2012-present)
Nathan Tenut (Wisconsin-River Falls '07) enters his fourth season as an assistant football coach at Augsburg in 2015. Tenut will serve as the team's offensive line coach, video coordinator, and will assist with the program's recruiting efforts.
While coaching at Augsburg, Tenut has coached one Academic All-American selection, one D3football.com All-West Region selection, and four All-MIAC selections that paved the way for QB Ayrton Scott to rack up 3,681 total yards landing him with the 3rd highest total in the nation. The Augsburg offensive line ranked #2 in the nation for tackles for loss allowed and # 7 in the nation for sacks allowed.
Previous Coaching Experience:
Tenut most recently served as an assistant coach at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, where he was the team's offensive line coach/run game coordinator. During his time as an assistant at River Falls, Tenut worked under former Falcon head coach John O'Grady as well as current head coach Matt Walker. In his four seasons as an assistant, Tenut has coached five All-WIAC selections and one D3football.com All-West Region selections on the offensive line.
As a four-year letterwinner as a member of the Falcons squad from 2003-07, Tenut was a three-year starter under legendary Falcon head coach John O'Grady. During his senior season, the Falcon offense ranked second in the WIAC in scoring offense with 29.1 points-per game, and recorded the third-highest rushing yards per-game average among conference opponents.
In addition to his accomplishments on the field, Tenut was a four-year member of the Falcon Football Honor Roll, and served as President of the River Falls Health and Physical Education Recreattion Club from 2005-07.
A native of Phillips, Wis., Tenut currently resides in River Falls, Wis. Tenut recently completed graduate work in Sports and Business Administration at the University of Central Missouri in 2011.
Assistant Coach / Graduate Fellow / Wide Receivers
Alma Mater/major: University of Wisconsin – River Falls / Exercise and Sport Science
Hometown/HS: Andover, Minn./Andover HS
Number of Seasons at Augsburg: 1 (2015-present)
Brad Beeskow (Univ. of Wis. River Falls '15) was starter and four-year letterwinner for the Falcons at running back and slot receiver. Beeskow earned a Bachelors degree in Exercise and Sport Science with a minor in health education.
A graduate of Andover High School, he was a four-year letter winnner and 2x all- conference selection in football as well as four-year letterwinner and 3x all- conference, all-state and state champion in Track and Field.
Previous coaching experience
- Andover High School
- Woodbury High School
- Centennial High School
Beeskow is currently pursuing masters degree in leadership (MAL) at Augsburg.
Student Assitant Coach / Running Backs
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