Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- The University of Minnesota-Duluth (UMD) has hired Dan Larson as its new football offensive coordinator, the athletic department announced on Wednesday. Larson takes over the job from Curt Wiese, who had held the position the past five seasons and was named the team's new head coach on Dec. 21 after Bob Nielson left for the University of Western Illinois. Before coming to UMD, Larson spent five seasons as offensive coordinator at Division III Macalaster College. In the 2012 season, he led the Scots to a school-record 34.2 points and 215.1 passing yards per game. The 33-year-old started his coaching career at Marieta College, where he worked two seasons as a colleague of Wiese's as the team's strength and conditioning coach. He's also spent time as wide receivers and special teams coach at UW-Stout and as running backs coach and special teams coordinator at Colgate University. Larson is a native of Baldwin, Wis. and was a three-year starter at UW-Eau Claire on the defensive line. He earned a B.A. from UW-Eau Claire in mass communication and public relations, and he also has a Master's degree from Marieta College in education. Posted by Zach Schneider Bio - Facebook - Twitter - E-Mail