Archive for March 1st, 2008

Kauai Garden Isle article on the Warriors

March 1, 2008

Excited to be a part of the Warrior ohana, Alex Gerke said:
“I’m extremely excited to be a part of this program, to work for coach Mack and be a part of the family and great community here on the islands. It’s a great place to live with great people, and great players that I have a lot of respect for. This is a dream come true. It doesn’t get any better than this.” (KGI)

KGI Note: “At Weber State last season, Gerke coached right tackle Dave Hale, a Division I All-American. The Wildcat offensive line allowed only 12 sacks and their offense featured the Big Sky’s leading rusher. In 1998, he served as a graduate assistant for Utah, under McBride, coaching the offensive tackles and tight ends for two seasons. In 2000, he joined the Cal Poly staff as offensive line coach, where the Mustangs ranked 15th in Division I-AA in passing offense and quarterback Seth Burford ranked sixth in passing efficiency. Gerke’s stint with Cal Poly was a short one as the following year he returned to McBride’s staff at Utah to serve as offensive line coach for two years. Gerke returned to Golden West in 2004 and later rejoined McBride at Weber State in 2006.”

About their difficult schedule, Mack said:
“This is a very challenging schedule, probably one of the most difficult schedules here at the school in some time. We open with two BCS conference teams on the road in the first three weeks. It won’t be easy but I feel with the returnees we have on defense and our excellent recruiting class, we’ll be very competitive this season.” (KGI)