Minnesota Twins catcher Joe Mauer's cousin Mark Mauer has accepted a football coaching position at Hill-Murray High School in Maplewood, Minn.
Mauer replaces former Minnesota Vikings quarterback Brooks Bollinger, who resigned after one season. Bollinger, whose father Rob Bollinger was the head coach at Northern State in 1985, will coach quarterbacks at the University of Pittsburgh. Brooks, who played at the University of Wisconsin, also had professional stops with the New York Jets, Dallas Cowboys and Detroit Lions.
Mauer most recently coached at Concordia-St. Paul, which belongs to the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference. He stepped down as football coach in June 2011 after seven seasons. Mauer compiled the most victories (40) in program history. He coached the Golden Bears to the 2005 NSIC championship and earned NSIC Coach of the Year honors in the process.