|Title:||Offensive Line Coach|
Carl Mintken begins his fifth season on the football coaching staff at Norwich University in 2012. He primarily works with the Cadets' offensive line.
Under Mintken's guidance, the NU offensive line has become a strength of the team. The unit blocked for 3,000-plus rushing yards in both 2009 and 2010 and a top 10-ranked NCAA Division III offensive unit in 2011. In those three years, the Cadets' front line has given up only 19 quarterback sacks over the same span.
Mintken arrived at NU following a one-year stint as running backs coach at Murray State University.
Prior to working at Murray State, Mintken spent two years at Springfield College as a graduate assistant coach. While at Springfield, he helped lead the team to the 2006 Empire 8 Conference championship. His offensive line unit also helped the Pride lead the nation in rushing yards per game in 2006.
Mintken got his start in coaching at Maine Maritime, where he served as an intern assistant coach from 2003-2005. In addition to working with both the offensive and defensive lines, Mintken assisted in the design and implementation of the strength and conditioning program at Maine Maritime.
Mintken earned a bachelor's degree from Springfield College in 2003, and went onto earn a master's degree from Springfield in 2007.
He played four years of varsity football at Springfield. As one of the team's offensive tackles, he helped lead the Pride to Freedom Football Conference championships in 2000 and 2002. He also helped Springfield earn national rushing titles in 2000 and 2002.
Mintken and his wife Nicole reside in Northfield.
Primary: New Hampshire and New York
(Section 2 and 3)
Auxiliary: New York (Section 4, 5, 6 and Long Island), Alaska, Arkansas, Hawaii, Kentucky, Missouri and Tennessee.