Aaron Mingo

Assistant Head Coach / Offensive Coordinator / Offensive Line Coach

Coaching Background

Mingo serves as the Offensive Coordinator at Dordt, a position he has held since the 2016 season. In 2016 Mingo's offense produced a first-team All-American in Bryce Lidtka, who rushed for a school record, 1,714 yards, ranking #1 in the NAIA in total rushing yards and rushing touchdowns (24). Wide receiver Jason Miller finished second in NAIA in total receiving yards (1311), breaking yet another Dordt record. The Defender offense finished #1 in the GPAC and #5 in NAIA in total rushing yards per game (275.4). They also finished #3 in the GPAC in total offense per game (445.5), and #4 in scoring offense per game (32.4), both of which are school records. Dordt had three first team all-conference performers on offense in his first season.

The 2017 Defender offense averaged 290.5 yards per game on the ground (3rd in the NAIA), 489 total yards per game (10th in the NAIA) and 35.5 points per game (24th in the NAIA). The Defenders’ offensive scheme allowed Levi Jungling and Keithen Drury to rank 4th in the NAIA in receiving yards per game and rushing yards per game respectively. Jacob Cook claimed NAIA First-Team All-American honors for his offensive line play in 2017.

Prior to Dordt, Mingo Served as assistant head coach, offensive coordinator, and recruiting coordinator at Bluefield College from 2013-15. He helped the offense at the NAIA school improve from 14.6 points per game to 30.5 points per contest and Bluefield’s yards per game increased from 219 to 414 in those three seasons. The 2014 team ranked 5th in the country in rushing yards and 20th in total yards of offense per game. He coached eight all-conference selections in three seasons.

Before Bluefield, Mingo coached from 2009-2012 at Greenville College and served in a variety of roles including assistant head coach, junior varsity head coach, recruiting coordinator, and offensive line coach. His 2011 offense scored 39 points per game and was 3rd in NCAA Division III football with 501 yards of total offense per game. Greenville was the Upper Midwest Athletic Conference South Champion in 2009 and 2010 and UMAC Co-Champions in 2012. Greenville also participated in the National Christian Collegiate Athletic Association Victory Bowl in 2009 and 2011 and Greenville won the game in 2012. He coached two UMAC Lineman of the Year honorees and 13 offensive all-conference honorees in four years as offensive line coach.

Coaching Philosophy

The integration of faith with the game of football provides a great opportunity to build men who will impact Christ’s kingdom. I am passionate about player growth spiritually, relationally, academically, and athletically. My desire is to help our players close their potential performance gap. I strive to coach players in a positive demanding way that I believe will not only help them reach their fullest potential, but will also be pleasing to God.

Athletic Background

Stayton High School (Oregon) Football All-Conference Honors

Greenville College (Illinois) Football All-Conference Honors, Academic All-Conference

Academic Background

B.S. in criminal justice – Greenville College in 2008

M.A. in teacher leadership – Greenville College in 2011


Wife - Ashley

Children- Gideon