Last updated on Aug. 3, 2012
Randy Hedberg enters his fifth season as the quarterback's coach at Southern Illinois.
Dieker finished his Saluki career ranked third in career passing yards (5,237), career completions (446), career attempts (757), career completion percentage (.589), touchdown passes in a career (41) and total offense (5,735).
Dieker was named the Missouri Valley Football Conference Offensive Player of the Week after throwing for a career-high 279 yards and four touchdowns to go along with a pair of rushing touchdowns in a 49-21 win over Indiana State, Nov. 20, 2010.
Last season, Hedberg tutored quarterbacks Paul McIntosh and Kory Faulkner. The duo has combined to complete 60 percent of their passes and both will compete for the starting job in 2012.
Prior to SIU, Hedberg spent nine seasons as head coach at St. Cloud State, where he posted a 47-51 record. In 18 years as a collegiate head coach, he compiled an overall record of 92-74-2.
Hedberg began his collegiate coaching career as an assistant (1979-81) and head coach (1982-90) at Minot State. He also worked as an assistant head coach and offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach at Central Missouri State (1990-96). From 1996-99, Hedberg was the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks/receivers coach at North Dakota.
A four-year letterwinner in football, basketball and baseball at Minot State, Hedberg was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 1977 and started five games as a rookie. He was with Tampa Bay through 1978, Oakland in 1979 and Green Bay in 1980.
He was named by Sports Illustrated as one of the top 50 North Dakota sports figures of the 20th century. Hedberg holds a bachelor's degree from Minot State and a master's from North Dakota.
He and his wife, Chery Hysjulien, have four grown children - Jennifer, Katie, Christopher and Maddie.