Tim Polasek
Tim Polasek

Position:
Assistant Coach/Tight Ends & Fullbacks/Camps

Experience:
1st Season at NIU

Alma Mater, Year:
Concordia (Wis.), 2002


12/03/2013

Weekly Football Press Conference Quotes - Dec. 3, 2013

Carey, Cole and Niemann discuss NIU's upcoming 2013 MAC Championship Game

04/05/2013

NIU Huskies 2013 - Spring Practice Notes

Practice #6

03/27/2013

NIU Huskies 2013 - Spring Practice Notes

Practice #1

02/06/2013

NIU's Carey Adjusts Coaching Staff Duties

New Faces and New Roles for Huskie Coaches

01/24/2013

NIU Signing Day Reception Scheduled for February 6

Hear About the Newest Huskies Prior to NIU-Bowling Green Men's Basketball Game

10/22/2013

Weekly Football Press Conference: Eastern Michigan

Week 9 football press conference with Head coach Rod Carey and players Perez Ford, Matt Krempel and Dechane Durante.

09/30/2013

Northern Illinois Dominate Purdue, 55-24

Highlights from the Huskies historic 55-24 win over the Boilermakers at Ross-Ade Stadium.

09/01/2013

NIU defeats Iowa, 30-27

NIU rallied for a 30-27 victory over Iowa Saturday.

08/15/2013

Juniors Eakes, Semisch and Sterling highlight deep unit

A video preview of the 2013 NIU fullbacks and tight ends

Tim Polasek, who helped coach North Dakota State to back-to-back national championships and three playoff appearances in the last three seasons, enters his first season as Northern Illinois' tight ends and fullbacks coach.

Polasek has spent the past seven seasons at NDSU, where he was also the special teams coordinator for the last three years. The Bison won NCAA Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) titles in both 2011 and 2012, and advanced to the quarterfinals in 2010. North Dakota State won the 2012 championship game 39-13, over Sam Houston State to finish 14-1 for the second straight season. In 2012, North Dakota State ranked 21st in the country in rushing offense (FCS) and had two players rush for over 1,000 yards for the second straight season.

Prior to taking over as tight ends/fullbacks coach, Polasek served as running backs coach for the Bison from 2007-2009, where he helped North Dakota State continue a tradition of 1,000-yard rushers that now dates back 10 seasons. NDSU backs Tyler Roehl, Pat Paschall, and D.J. McNorton were added to that list under Polasek's watch, with Paschall leading the FCS in rushing in 2009 to earn All-America honors.

Polasek began his coaching career at Division III Wisconsin-Stevens Point, where he served as an assistant coach for three seasons. The Iola, Wis. native held several roles for the Pointers, where he coached wide receivers and tight ends (2003-04), defensive backs (2005) and even quarterbacks (spring 2003), as well as coordinating the special teams (2004-05) and the passing game (2003-04).

Polasek said he is looking forward to taking the next step in his career with one of the Midwest's winningest FBS programs.

Polasek played quarterback at Concordia (Wis.) University, where he set many of the school's passing records. He set Concordia single game, single season and career records for touchdown passes, passing yards, completions and completion percentage. He was named the 2000 Badger-Illini Conference Player of the Year and was a three-time all-conference selection, earning first team honors in 2000 and 2001. He earned his bachelor's degree in physical education from Concordia in 2002 and a master's degree from Wisconsin-Stevens Point in 2005.

COACHING EXPERIENCE

2013- Northern Illinois (Tight Ends/Fullbacks)
2006-12 North Dakota State
TEs/FBs/Special Teams (2011-12)
Runningbacks/Special Teams (2010)
Runningbacks (2007-09)
Graduate Assistant (2006)
2003-05 Wisconsin-Stevens Point
Defensive Backs/Special Teams (2005)
WRs/TEs/Passing Game Coord./Special Teams (2004)
WRs/TEs/Passing Game Coord. (2003)

POSTSEASON EXPERIENCE

2012 FCS National Champions (NDSU)
2011 FCS National Champions (NDSU)
2010 FCS Playoffs (NDSU)

PLAYING EXPERIENCE

1998-2001 Concordia (Wis.) (Quarterback)

EDUCATION

College B.S., Concordia (Wis.), 2002
M.S., Wisconsin-Stevens Point, 2005
High School Iola-Scandinavia, 1997

PERSONAL

Birthdate Aug. 18, 1979
Birthplace Iola, Wis.
Hometown Iola, Wis.
Family Fiancée, Jill Hanson