Gary joined the Cobber football staff in 2002 after three years as the head football coach at Crookston High School.
Haugo is a 1994 graduate of Concordia. In his senior season in 1992 he was named to the MIAC all-conference team. He finished the season with 44 tackles and 3 sacks. After graduating from Concordia he went on to be an assistant football coach at Hinckley-Finlayson, Pequot Lakes and finally Crookston. In addition to his football duties at Crookston, Haugo was also the head track and field coach and assistant basketball coach.
At the time of his hiring, head coach Terry Horan expressed his enthusiasm
by saying, "Gary brings a great deal of experience and energy to our staff.
He understands the student/athlete experience at Concordia and will be
a great addition to the staff."