Mark Franzen

The 2013-14 season will mark my eighth year at Luther College. During our time here at Luther, we have been blessed with great student-athletes that have built our program. We have won 2 out of the last 3 Iowa Conference championships and are looking forward to building on that tradition this season. Another key aspect to our success has been the support of our alumni, parents, and friends of the program. The support we have received has allowed our student-athletes to have a great experience at Luther College!

Coaching at Luther

  • Eighth season as head coach.
  • 2013 and 2011 Iowa Conference Champions
  • Led Norse to a 2011 Iowa Conference Championship, Iowa Conference Tournament title, and a trip to the second round of the NCAA III National Tournament for the first time since 1984.
  • Led the Norse to 54 wins last 3 seasons.

Prior to Coaching at Luther

  • Spent two years as head coach at Nebraska Wesleyan University prior to taking over the Norse program. 
  • Formerly an assistant coach at Wartburg College from 1998-2004 and Coe College from 1996-98.
  • While at Wartburg, the Knights posted four 20-win seasons, captured the 2001 Iowa Conference regular season championship and tournament title, and advanced to the NCAA III National Tournament.
  • Earned a master's degree from University of Northern Iowa in 1998.

Playing Career

  • 1994 graduate of Wartburg College.
  • Member of the Knights 1992-93 Iowa Conference championship team that qualified for the NCAA III National Tournament.
  • A native of Denver, Iowa