Claas Ready for First Head Coaching Job at Harrisburg

After spending the last six years as an assistant football coach at Macon and Clark County, Brennan Claas will begin his head coaching journey at Harrisburg for the 2023 season. Claas was announced as Harrisburg’s new football coach earlier this week. He explains what attracted him to Harrisburg.

Claas is the son of former Macon head coach Pete Claas, who led the Tigers for 17 years. Brennan served as an assistant for his dad for his final three years at Macon and then one year under Jameson Allen. Claas says his time at Macon as an assistant was an eye-opening experience.

Prior to his time at Macon, Claas was a student assistant at Missouri Western University. He has spent the last two years at Clark County as their defensive coordinator under head coach Ethan Allen Claas says his stint at Clark County has taught him another important lesson.

He has also served as an assistant basketball coach during his time at Clark County. Claas says he’s already developing a preseason plan for the Bulldogs.

Claas takes over for Steve Hopkins who retired this past season bringing an end to a 46-year coach career. The Bulldogs went 26-15 during Hopkins’ four year tenure at Harrisburg.