Dordt College News

Dordt College Names Assistant Football Coach

March 16, 2007

(Friday, March 16; Sioux Center, Iowa) Dordt College has announced an addition to their football coaching staff with the hiring of Bill Bauer. Bauer has accepted the position of assistant football coach/offensive coordinator and will also serve as a strength and conditioning coach for Dordt College athletics while also teaching in the HPER (Health/Physical Education/Recreation) department. Bauer will work as an assistant under head coach John Heavner.

“I consider it a privilege to help build the new football program at Dordt College,” said Bauer.

Bauer comes to Dordt College with 27 years of college football coaching experience, serving most recently as an assistant coach at Taylor University in Upland, Indiana. Bauer served as the defensive coordinator at Taylor from 1997-2006, returning to the Mid-Central College Conference school after a six year stay at Sterling College in Kansas. Bauer was the head football coach at Sterling from 1995-1997.

“As impressed as I am with Coach Bauer’s experience, I am equally impressed with him personally. He will be a great addition to our coaching staff at Dordt College and I couldn’t be happier that he has decided to join us as we build a football program,” said Dordt College head football coach John Heavner.

Bauer was the assistant athletic director at Taylor from 1986-1992 and has also coached men’s and women’s track and field at various stages during his coaching career and also spent a year at Kansas Wesleyan.

Bauer is a certified strength and conditioning specialist and is a certified track and field official.

Bauer joins a program that will field a club team in 2007, playing a schedule made up of mostly junior varsity opponents and will play a full varsity schedule in 2008.

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