Van Diest Wins Award, Talks Next Carroll QB - KFBB.com News, Sports and Weather

Van Diest Wins Award, Talks Next Carroll QB

Posted: Updated:

The season may be over, but the accolades keep coming for the Carroll College football team.

The American Football Coaches Association named Mike Van Diest the regional coach of the year on Tuesday, his 5th time winning the award.

KFBB caught up with Van Diest on Monday. While the Saints were unable to capture a 7th national title, the coach says he congratulated his players for having a successful bounce back season after not making the playoffs in 2012.

Van Diest will have most of his key players returning on offense, defense and special teams, but will lose outgoing senior signal caller Dakota Stonehouse. So, the biggest question will be at quarterback, and Van Diest say's the race is "wide open" at this point.

"There's nobody that has an inside track. I told the team yesterday at a team meeting if you're number two on the depth chart that means you're a number two player and you have to earn the spot. Certainly Mac Roche has been a back up to Dakota Stonehouse. I'm sure he has a lot of confidence. We have a lot of confidence in him otherwise we wouldn't have recruit him. But there's JT Linder and Tanner Gustaven. We're going to go out and recruit another Quarterback to come in next year to put in the mix. If Mac's going to win it he's going to have to beat out the other guys. But it's wide open. We do not have a starting quarterback at this point and time."

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Man returning from hunting trip dies after rifle goes off

    Man returning from hunting trip dies after rifle goes off

    Sunday, October 21 2018 7:21 PM EDT2018-10-21 23:21:47 GMT
    Sunday, October 21 2018 7:21 PM EDT2018-10-21 23:21:47 GMT
    According to the Helena Police Department, just before 12:30 Sunday afternoon several officers responded to reports of gunshots heard in the old K-Mart parking lot located at 1700 Cedar Street. Upon arrival, police found a 48-year-old man with a gunshot wound. The man was transported to the hospital, but died shortly after.  Little information is available, but police say it appears as though two adult males arrived at the parking lot after a hunting trip, and one was being drop...
    According to the Helena Police Department, just before 12:30 Sunday afternoon several officers responded to reports of gunshots heard in the old K-Mart parking lot located at 1700 Cedar Street. Upon arrival, police found a 48-year-old man with a gunshot wound. The man was transported to the hospital, but died shortly after.  Little information is available, but police say it appears as though two adult males arrived at the parking lot after a hunting trip, and one was being drop...
  • Missing Belgrade woman found in Manhattan

    Missing Belgrade woman found in Manhattan

    Sunday, October 21 2018 11:56 AM EDT2018-10-21 15:56:04 GMT

    Michaela Douglas is no longer considered a missing person after walking into the Manhattan Police Department Saturday.

    Michaela Douglas is no longer considered a missing person after walking into the Manhattan Police Department Saturday.

  • Second suspect apprehended after double homicide

    Second suspect apprehended after double homicide

    Saturday, October 20 2018 10:23 PM EDT2018-10-21 02:23:33 GMT

    One suspect has been arrested in a Missoula double homicide case and a warrant has been issued for a second suspect.

    One suspect has been arrested in a Missoula double homicide case and a warrant has been issued for a second suspect.

  • Search for 3 suspects after a double murder at Missoula's Mountain Valley Inn

    Search for 3 suspects after a double murder at Missoula's Mountain Valley Inn

    Friday, October 19 2018 12:19 PM EDT2018-10-19 16:19:05 GMT

    Authorities are searching for three suspects, after two people were found dead at Missoula's Mountain Valley hotel. The reports came in around 1 a.m. Friday morning. Authorities arrived at the inn on West Broadway St. and began investigating. They confirmed there was possible use of a firearm associated with the murders. They say they have found a car associated with the suspects, but have not released the identities of those suspects. Authorities say there is no threat to the ge...

    Authorities are searching for three suspects, after two people were found dead at Missoula's Mountain Valley hotel. The reports came in around 1 a.m. Friday morning. Authorities arrived at the inn on West Broadway St. and began investigating. They confirmed there was possible use of a firearm associated with the murders. They say they have found a car associated with the suspects, but have not released the identities of those suspects. Authorities say there is no threat to the ge...

  • 76-year-old hunter missing in Ravalli County

    76-year-old hunter missing in Ravalli County

    Sunday, October 21 2018 8:03 PM EDT2018-10-22 00:03:53 GMT
    Sunday, October 21 2018 8:03 PM EDT2018-10-22 00:03:53 GMT
    Search and rescue teams are combing parts of Ravalli county after a 76-year-old hunter went missing.  Sunday afternoon, search crews on the scene near Skalkaho Pass say the man was hunting with others when they left him by a tree because he was getting tired. They said they would return for him, but when they did, he was gone. He's now been missing since Saturday.  Search and Rescue was aided by a helicopter. We'll be sure to update you as more information becomes ava...
    Search and rescue teams are combing parts of Ravalli county after a 76-year-old hunter went missing.  Sunday afternoon, search crews on the scene near Skalkaho Pass say the man was hunting with others when they left him by a tree because he was getting tired. They said they would return for him, but when they did, he was gone. He's now been missing since Saturday.  Search and Rescue was aided by a helicopter. We'll be sure to update you as more information becomes ava...
Powered by Frankly
Copyright - All content © 2001 - 2018. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.