Des Moines Area Luncheon and Speaker Series

The Des Moines Area Luncheon and Speaker Series is open to all alumni, parents, and friends of the college. Please join us for this great opportunity to network and socialize with others in the Des Moines area and learn from interesting and dynamic speakers.

Friday, November 20, 2015

Aaron Hafner, Head Football Coach, Speaker

In his first three years as head coach for the Norse football team, Aaron Hafner led the Norse to it's first non-losing season since 2010 and has set new school and conference records. His offensive attack set a single season school record of 3,409 yards and also tied the single game rushing record with 579 vs. Grinnell. Last year, Luther led the Iowa Conference averaging 273 yards rushing per game.

A 1997 graduate of Pittsburg State University in Kansas, Hafner took over the Norse program after serving seven years as the offensive coordinator at William Penn University in Iowa. During his tenure at William Penn, the Statesmen captured two Mid-States Conference championships, and made the NAIA National Playoffs. His offensive teams were ranked in the top-five in the nation from 2008-12 and set the NAIA single season rushing record with 4,476 yards in 2010. Prior to joining the William Penn staff, he was the head coach at Republic High School (Mo.), 2003-06; head coach at Francis Howell Central High School (Mo.), 2002; and was the defensive coordinator at Webb City High School (Mo.), 1998-2001.

Hafner resides in Decorah with his wife, Katy, and daughters, Allie and Andie.

Event Information

11:00 a.m. Registration
11:30 a.m. Buffet luncheon begins
12:00 p.m. Program
1:00 p.m. Event ends

$15.00 per person. Please register online.

Windsor Heights Community Center
6900 School Street, Colby Park
Windsor Heights, Iowa

The dates for the academic year 2015–2016 are:

Friday, September 11, 2015- Dr. Paula J. Carlson, President, Luther College
Friday, November 20, 2015- Aaron Hafner, Head Football Coach, Luther College
Friday, February 12, 2016
Friday, April 15, 2016- Maestro Joseph Giunta, Music Director of the Des Moines Symphony

Planning Committee:
Eric Carlson '89, Shannon (Miller) Duval '95, Kris Gregersen '82, Jerry Jaeger '09, Cara Kennedy-Ode '94, John Kenworthy '88, Suzanne (Roverud) Mineck '96, Becky (Linnevold) Shaw, '71, Anjie Shutts '93