Corby Osten Athletics
Hometown: Columbus, Neb.
Alma Mater: Concordia University, Nebraska
Corby Osten finished his ninth season as an assistant coach with the Concordia University football program in 2016. Following the 2016 campaign, Osten received a promotion to the position of defensive coordinator on head coach Patrick Daberkow's staff. A native of Columbus, Neb., Osten will continue to coach the defensive line.
Osten led a Concordia special teams unit that ranked among the nation's best in 2012. The Bulldogs' Derek Blessing led the NAIA with 388 punt return yards and three punt return touchdowns and kicker Kenny Zoeller racked up the second most field goals nationally with 15. As a team, Concordia ranked fourth in the NAIA in average yards per punt return (16.6) and 11th in average yards per kick return (22.9).
The 2013 unit came through with solid contributions once again. Blessing received first team all-conference honors as a kick and punt returner and sophomore kicker Adam Meirose replaced Zoeller and earned second team all-GPAC honors. In 2014, Meirose moved up to first team all-conference, giving Concordia a first or second team all-league kicker for the third-straight season.
As defensive line coach, Osten has overseen the development of all-conference performers such as Trey Barnes, Dylan Heithoff and Kyle Rakow in recent seasons. Barnes earned second team All-America recognition in 2015 while leading the nation's fourth-ranked defense (279.6 yards allowed per game). Barnes collected 10 sacks and 75 total tackles. Barnes and Heithoff were both first team all-conference selections.
As a player, Osten was a three-year letter winner on the Bulldog football team. Osten helped the Bulldogs to the 2001 GPAC Championship. Concordia advanced to the quarterfinals of the playoffs during the 2001 campaign.
Corby was defensive coordinator and junior varsity head coach at Lutheran South Academy (Houston, Texas) from 2004-07. Osten also spent one year as defensive coordinator at Lincoln Lutheran in 2008.
Osten attended Concordia University from 1999-2003. He received his bachelor’s degree in secondary education with endorsements in theology and physical education. Corby resides in Seward with his wife Amanda.