Lawrence University athletic director Kim Tatro announced over winter break that the Vikings have hired Chris Howard to be the new football coach for Lawrence. Howard, an Appleton native, comes to LU from MWC rival St. Norbert, where he led the Green Knights’ defense the past three years. In that time, the Green Knights won three straight MWC crowns and the conference’s first-ever NCAA playoff game. Howard has coaching experience at all three divisions of NCAA football. He coached as a graduate assistant at both the University of Utah and Southern Illinois, and was both offensive and defensive coordinator at Southern Utah. Due to press deadlines, an interview with Coach Howard did not make this issue of ***The Lawrentian***, but you can read the exclusive interview in next week’s edition.