Coaching Staff

Rick Muellenberg-Head Coach/Offensive Coordinator/QB & DL Coach

Rick Muellenberg finished his 18th season as the head coach after taking over in 2000 after serving two years as an assistant.  The Cardinals have a record of 129-54 (most wins of any head coach in Bangor history) in his tenure as head coach.  The Cardinals have averaged 3500 yards of offense/season during that time and have averaged over 4000 yards since 2008.  The Cardinals have been conference champions 7 times during his tenure.  They have qualified for the playoffs 14 times and have advanced to the state quarterfinals 5 times and state semifinals 3 times.

Coach Muellenberg has been honored as the Scenic Bluffs Coach of the Year in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2015 and 2016.  He was also selected the Wisconsin Associated Press Coach of the Year in 2015 after the Cardinals finished the 2015 season as undefeated Division 7 State Champions.  Originally from West Salem, WI, Coach Muellenberg graduated from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.  Coach Muellenberg played for and later served as an assistant coach at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse under legendary Coach Roger Harring.  Coach Muellenberg lives in Bangor with his wife Kimmi and son Theo who is a member of the team.

Kevin Kravik-Defensive Coordinator/OL & LB Coach


Kevin Kravik begins his 11th season (2007-Present) as the Defensive Coordinator for the Cardinals.  Coach Kravik is a familiar face for the Bangor Cardinals serving as head coach from 1994-1997 and winning Bangor's first ever football conference championship in 1996.  Coach Kravik has been a coach on every one of Bangor's Conference Championship teams and recently received the 25 Year Service Award from the Wisconsin Football Coaches Association.

Graduating from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse with a teaching degree, Kevin taught social studies for the Sparta School District until retiring in 2015.  Coach Kravik also took over as the head track coach in 2014 where he brings his previous 29 years of experience as a head coach and experience as a State Pole Vault Champion while attending Deerfield High School.  He also serves as Athletic Director since 2015.  Kevin lives with his wife Roxanne and son Kellen, who graduated from Bangor in 2016 and is attending Illinois State.  

Jordan Laufenberg-JV Coach/TE & DB Coach

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Jordan Laufenberg begins his 11th season (2007-Present) as the JV Defensive Coordinator as well as Tight Ends and Defensive Backs Coach.  Coach Laufenberg graduated from the University of Platteville and teaches Physical Education.  He is also the District Adaptive Physical Education Teacher.  Coach Laufenberg has also been the Head Boys Basketball Coach since 2007.  Originally from Highland, WI, Coach Laufenberg played on the State Runner-Up Highland Football Team in 2000.  Coach Laufenberg lives with his wife Kelli and son Maddox.

Josh Chaplin-JV Coach/RB & LB Coach


Josh Chaplin beings his 12th season (2006-Present) as the JV Offensive Coordinator as well as Running Backs and Linebackers Coach after serving two years as a middle school coach.  Coach Chaplin received his undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse and received his master's degree in School Psychology in 2010 from the University of Wisconsin-Stout.  He is District School Psychologist/Special Education Coordinator and received his Educational Specialist (Ed.S) degree in 2016.  Originally from Frederic, WI, Coach Chaplin (Chappy) enjoys turkey hunting and ice fishing.