LISTEN: Bryan Bjorklund hired as new head Comet football coach
Charles City, IA – The Charles City Community School District named a new head football coach on Friday.
Bryan Bjorklund, currently the varsity defensive coordinator, business education and computer science teacher at Mason City High School, was introduced by the district as one with new plans and new goals when the Comets take to the field this fall.
Bjorklund believes in getting kids involved on the field as much as off the field.
He talks about building culture among students.
Bjorklund says he would like this program to be something that his son could be proud of.
In addition to being the new head coach, Bjorklund will also teach computer science. He has experience teaching accounting, entrepreneurship, intro to business, sports and entertainment marketing, economics, psychology, sociology, advanced placement macroeconomics, world history, and U.S. government. He also served as a youth counselor at Forest Ridge Youth Services.
Growing up, Bjorklund graduated as a four-sport athlete from Armstrong-Ringsted High School (now North Union Community School District), played baritone in the band, and was the class president. He was the senior male athlete of the year as a member of the football team at Waldorf College and earned his Master of Arts degree in history at the University of Northern Iowa. He obtained his teaching and coaching endorsements from Buena Vista University. He is married to Bethany, a school nurse in Mason City, and they have two children: Briella, four years old, and Blake, 18 months old.