Head Coach/Offensive Line Coach
Travis Wiltzius is in his second season as head coach of football at Finlandia University. He has been a member of the Finlandia University football coaching staff since 2015.
In 2018, the Lions had three players earn All-MIAA second team honors; Cole Fornwald, Dillion Hueckstaedt and Wilson Spreier.
A native of Escanaba, Mich., Wiltzius helped Escanaba qualify for the Division 3 state playoffs as a senior. Following graduation, he was a member of the coaching staff at his alma mater where he helped the Eskymos qualify for the Division 3 playoffs twice.
In 2010 Wiltzius arrived at Central Michigan and became a student manager for the football team. He worked his way up to offensive intern to offensive quality control and in 2014 offensive graduate assistant coach. The Chippewas played in two bowl games and won the 2012 Little Caesar’s Pizza Bowl. Wiltzius helped coached three All-Mid-American Conference first team selections including the 2013 NFL Overall first pick, Eric Fisher.
Wiltzius has a B.A. in Sports Management from Central Michigan. He resides in the Hancock-Houghton area.