JOSH CHRISTENSEN
Head Coach
Offensive, Defensive, & Special Teams Coordinator

Rampage Head Coach and Offensive Coordinator Josh Christensen enters his first full season as the fourth head coach in Rampage history after taking over the reigns mid-2017 season.  Josh is an original Rampage player who joined the team in 2009 and played from 2010-16 before a leg injury mid-season effectively led him into coaching.  (To note, Josh still suits up in games as an emergency offensive lineman!) 

Josh then began coaching after his injury and was named the team's Offensive Coordinator for the 2016 Winter Pigskin Classic in which the Rampage faced the defending SPFL and National Champions, the South Central Hawgs, who were led by arena quarterback Jon Wulf.  In that game, the Rampage lit up the scoreboard to outlast the Hawgs, 24-19, in a thrilling contest which marked a new era in Rampage football, particularly for the offense.

In 2017 as the offensive coordinator, Josh's squad set numerous records including Most Points Scored In A Season (416), Most Points Scored In A Game (69), and 1st Downs Gained (125).  Josh assumed head coaching duties after the fourth game of the season when former head coach Matt Girdley resigned due to professional reasons; Christensen then led the team to a perfect 7-0 record before the Rampage lost to the Med City Freeze in the final regular game of the season, 22-19.

However, as the East Division Champions and top seed in the East, Midwest then hosted the 1st Round and Semifinal games in which they won, 56-0, and 30-8, respectively, over the Dakota Bulldogs and South Central Hawgs, to advance to the team's first SPFL championship game.  In the title game versus the Buffalo Ridge Wildcats--only the second in team's history as Midwest played for the 2011 Midwest Football Alliance championship--the Rampage ended up falling, 55-42, in the highest-scoring SPFL championship game to finish as the 2017 SPFL Runner's Up.

Christensen then co-coached (along with Rampage quarterback Ben Jass who served as a player-coach) the team to a 27-7 victory in the 2017 Winter Pigskin Classic over the Watertown Rebels as the Rampage became the only teams since 2014 to beat every other SPFL team including notable victories over the Southwest Huskerz--the 2014 and '15 SPFL Champions who went 22-1 during that time--Hawgs, and Wildcats

Overall as a head coach, Josh's record is 6-2 and since becoming a coach for the team, the Rampage have won 13/16 games.  For 2018, Christensen is not just intending to lead the Rampage to their third championship game, but to the organization's first title!

Josh is a Dows (IA) native whom attended both Wartburg College and the University of Iowa.  He is a former high school math teacher turned lawyer and now also serves as a Business Law professor at Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.