HEAD COACH / OFFENSIVE COORDINATOR

Brent Lundgren

Brent LundgrenBrent is a 1974 graduate of Bethel University in St. Paul, MN where he played defensive back. He has coached at Northwestern College in Roseville, MN, Irondale High School in New Brighton, MN and is currently coaching at West Fargo High School. He has been married to Susan Lundgren for 39 years and has two grown daughters, Jill and Jenn plus a son in law Craig and a grandson James. Brent and Sue have lived in West Fargo since 1987. Brent is a National Senior Vice President for Freedom Equity Group.


DEFENSIVE COORDINATOR

Derek Bakken

Derek BakkenDerek is a 1985 graduate of Drake High School, ND. He continued his education at Dickinson State University, playing linebacker for the Blue Hawks led by Coach Hank Biesiot. Following his playing career, Bakken started coaching in Fargo, ND in 1994, and is currently the Head Football Coach at Oak Grove Lutheran High School in Fargo, ND. He is married to Janet and they have 4 children, Keegan, Kiana, Kyla, and Kaleb. They reside in Halstad, MN.


DEFENSIVE BACKS COACH / ASSISTANT DEFENSIVE COORDINATOR

Tyler Elijah

Tyler Elijah

Tyler is a 2012 graduate from Lisbon High School, ND. He continued his Undergraduate Degree at Concordia College, Majoring in Exercise Science and Minoring in Coaching.  While at Concordia he played defensive back for the Cobbers.  Following his playing career, he was an assistant coach at Oak Grove Lutheran.  Currently Tyler is a Rehabilitation Specialist at Healthsource Chiropractic of Fargo/Moorhead, while pursuing his Coaching career through the Invaders.

DEFENSIVE LINE COACH

Bryce Westphal

Bryce WestphalBryce graduated from Oak Grove High School, and in 2015 graduated from Concordia College with a degree in Exercise Science. He is currently on the Invaders staff in an Internship role to become a fully certified coach.


RUNNING BACKS COACH

Bernard Jackson

Bernard JacksonBernard is a 2004 graduate from Bremen High School, IL.  His Undergrad was at Saint Xavier University in Chicago IL, where he studied Criminal Justice and African-American studies while playing Running Back for the Cougars.  Bernard was then the RB/MLB coach for Oak Grove High School. And now has been the RB coach for the Fargo Invaders the past 3 years.


OFFENSIVE LINE COACH

Chad McQuade

Chad

Chad is from Fargo ND.  He graduated from Fargo South High School in 1993. While there, he was part of 2 State Championship Football teams (1990 and 1992) and was 1st team All-State and All-Conference on the offensive line. Chad is going into his 4th year with the Invaders where he will serve as a player/coach. Chad has also been a 2 time Champion and 2 time 1st team All-Star offensive linemen with the Invaders.  Chad works as a cattle buyer for American Foods Group. He is married to his wife of 9 years Jeri, and has 3 children Gage (24), Paige (21), and Madden (8).


OFFENSIVE ASSISTANT

Sam Ockert

Sam OckertSam moved to Fargo 2003, where he graduated from West Fargo High School in 2015. He is currently working at Midwest Mechanical Construction as a sheet metal mechanic for the past two years.  “I joined the Invader family because I feel I have something positive to bring to the team and plan to help lead the invasion into the NEFL!”