Jared Wallen 

Appointed 2016. Coach Wallen was a four-year starter on the defensive line for the University of Northern Colorado Bears, finishing with 146 career tackles, 17.5 career tackles for loss and nine career sacks. He garnered All-Conference honors following his senior season. He began his coaching career as a graduate assistant at Northern Colorado, helping with the defensive line for two years. He moved on to the high school ranks, joining Greeley Central High School, where he served as the varsity defensive coordinator for six seasons. Coach Wallen earned his first head coaching opportunity at Green Mountain High School in Lakewood, CO, where he lead the Rams for three season. He has also been instrumental in creating the off-season athletic development program and strength training program for his football teams. As a head Coach Wallen has guided 17 players to All-Conference honors with one of those players earning All-State honors. Under his mentorship three of his athletes went on to play at the collegiate level. As a position coach he has led numerous players to post season honors including: 28 All Conference and 2 All-State players. Seven of those athletes moved on to the college football ranks. Coach Wallen and his wife, Kirsten, recently had their first son, Roy Enoch Wallen.

Education — University of Northern Colorado, B.S. Sport and Exercise Science, emphasis in physical education (2004); M.S. Exercise Science, Concentration in psychology of sport and physical activity (2008)

Coaching Motto —  Trust, Team, Commitment

Favorite Verse — The Son radiates God’s own glory and expresses the very character of God, and he sustains everything by the mighty power of his command. When he had cleansed us from our sins, he sat down in the place of honor at the right hand of the majestic God in heaven. This shows that the Son is far greater than the angels, just as the name God gave him is greater than their names. —  Hebrews 1:3-4