names Phil Dorn as Head Football Coach
UC top assistant becomes 19th grid coach in the programs history
(FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE) WILMINGTON, Ohio (May 5, 2004) -- Wilmington
College has announced that Phil Dorn will be named the head football
coach at a press conference at 2:00 pm. on Monday, May 10. Dorn
becomes the 19th head coach in College's 134-year history, and just
the third head coach in the past 32 years.
former assistant head coach at the University of Cincinnati from
2002-2004, replaces Mike Wallace, who resigned this March to take
the athletics director position at Wilmington High School. Wallace
posted a 53-74 record in 13 years as the Quakers' head coach.
New Head Coach Phil Dorn
am very excited and I think this will be a great opportunity,"
commented Dorn. "I think that Wilmington has a lot to offer
both athletically and academically. I am also very glad to have
the opportunity to coach in the Ohio Athletic Conference, one of,
if not the best conference in Division III."
While at Cincinnati, Dorn was the assistant to the head coach, the
recruiting coordinator and running backs coach for the past season.
He coordinated all areas of recruiting for Cincinnati, specializing
in central and southwest Ohio.
"Phil is a great addition to the Wilmington College athletics
staff," commented athletics director Terry Rupert. "We
are excited at having a coach with the experiences that he brings
to the table for us."
brings over 20 years of coaching experience to Wilmington. In addition
to coaching at Cincinnati for two years, Dorn served as offensive
coordinator for California University of Pennsylvania from 1997-2002,
where the team finished sixth in NCAA Division II in rushing offense
in 2001. He was the offensive coordinator at Butler University from
served as a graduate assistant coach for the University of Michigan
in 1991 where he specialized in the middle guards and the defensive
lines for the Big 10 Champion Wolverines. He worked the same capacity
at Ball State University that he did for Michigan, helping the team
defense that finished #1 in the M.A.C. and #2 in the NCAA in total
defense in 1990. In 1985 he was an assistant coach for Capital University,
where he was the offensive backfield and offense special teams coach.
has also served as head football coach and teacher at Alliance High
School, in Alliance, Ohio in 1992 and at Northland High School in
Columbus, Ohio from 1986-1990.
Wittenberg University graduate received his masters degree in strength
and conditioning from The Ohio State University.
"I want to create an attitude for success," commented
the new coach. "I want to bring success to this program as
soon as possible."
Last season the Quakers ended the season with a 2-8 overall record,
going 2-7 in the prestigious Ohio Athletic Conference, which includes
seven-time NCAA Division III National Champion Mount Union.
44, currently resides in Mason, Ohio with his wife of 14 years Lee
Ann and their two children, Chelsey (8) and Karl (4).
Mike Wallace resigns
as Head Football Coach
Tisdale earns d3football.com
Tisdale earns CoSida
All-America Third Team
Tisdale named Third Team
All-American from Don Hansen Football Gazette
Tisdale named Second
Team All-North Region
Lawson named Academic
Tisdale leads four on
Lawson named Academic
All-District First Team
Howell named OAC Co-Player
of the Week
named to the d3football Team of the Week.
Trae Tate named OAC Player
of the Week
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