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UMAC Football Coaches to join online chat session on Wednesday morning

For the first time in the history of the Upper Midwest Athletic Conference (UMAC), the league will conduct a live online chat with its head football coaches on Wednesday, September 1 beginning at 10:30 a.m. Four coaches will each fill two half-hour sessions that will lead up to the announcement of the UMAC Preseason Coaches' Poll results on

Crown College head coach John Auer and University of Minnesota-Morris head coach Todd Hickman will join MacMurray College's Jake Box and Westminster College's (Mo.) John Welty to answer questions from the audience for a half hour beginning at 10:30 a.m. The 11:15 a.m. session will feature Eureka College's Kurt Barth, Greenville College's Ordell Walker, Martin Luther College's Doug Lange and Northwestern College's Kirk Talley. St. Scholastica head coach Greg Carlson will not be available during the chat, but will have answered preselected questions ahead of the online session. Following the conclusion of the second half-hour session, the poll results and conference preview will be posted.

Media, fans and other followers of UMAC Volleyball can join the chat by visiting on September 1.

All questions in Wednesday's chat session will be screened before being presented to the coaches. The coaches will try to answer as many questions from the audience as possible in their half-hour window.