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Patrick Daberkow

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Head Football Coach

Patrick Daberkow Athletics

Head Football Coach

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Hometown: Madison, Neb.
Alma Mater: Concordia University, Nebraska

The 2020 season marked Patrick Daberkow's 14th on the Concordia Football staff and fourth as head coach. He spent three seasons as the secondary coach and then seven years as defensive coordinator for the Bulldogs. Daberkow was officially promoted to the role of head football coach in December of 2016.

The first season of Daberkow's head coaching tenure was highlighted by a homecoming victory over then seventh-ranked Doane and a late four-game win streak. The Bulldogs made one appearance in the national poll and finished 6-4 overall. Their third-place league finish was their best since 2002. The 2021 team began the season at 4-0 before finishing 4-4 with the help of All-American linebacker Lane Napier. The program has produced at least one All-American in five-straight seasons and in seven of the past eight seasons. Prior to Napier (2018-20), Tarence Roby (2017) and Trey Barnes (2015, 2016) were also named NAIA All-Americans by the AFCA.

Between 2013 and 2015, Daberkow coordinated two defenses that finished in the top five of the nation in terms of yards allowed per game. Led by GPAC Defensive Player of the Year and All-American safety Darnell Woods, the 2013 Bulldogs ranked No. 1 in the NAIA in pass defense (134.7), No. 5 in total defense (285.5) and No. 5 in scoring defense (17.3). Then in 2015, Concordia put together another dominant defense behind second team All-American Trey Barnes. Among all NAIA teams, Concordia ranked third in pass defense (144.0), fourth in total defense (279.6), fifth in pass efficiency defense (96.7) and 13th in scoring defense (18.7). The 2016 unit wasn't far off, finishing 17th in total defense (328.4).

In Daberkow's seven years as defensive coordinator, Concordia produced a total of 29 first or second team All-GPAC defensive selections. Woods became the school's first ever GPAC Defensive Player of the Year. Prior to 2013, Daberkow also served as defensive backs coach. The 2010 team ranked 12th in the NAIA in pass defense.

Daberkow earned his bachelor’s degree in education from Concordia in 2007 and his master's in education from Concordia in 2010. He lettered all four years as a defensive back for the Bulldogs. He was a team captain in 2006 and was named 2003 team Defensive Newcomer of the Year.

Daberkow is a native of Madison, Neb. He resides in Seward with his wife, Emly, their two daughters, Kinley and Brynn, and son, Roman.

Bulldogs Under Coach Daberkow


2017: 6-4 Overall, 5-3 GPAC

2018: 3-7 Overall, 2-7 GPAC

2019: 3-7 Overall, 3-6 GPAC

2020: 4-4 Overall, 4-4 GPAC

Total:  16-22 Overall, 14-20 GPAC (4 years)

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Corby Osten

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Defensive Coordinator

Corby Osten Athletics

Defensive Coordinator

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Hometown: Columbus, Neb.
Alma Mater: Concordia University, Nebraska

Corby Osten finished his 13th season as an assistant coach with the Concordia University football program in 2020. 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 continues to also coach the defensive line.

Osten's first year as defensive coordinator yielded three first team All-GPAC selections in defensive backs D'Mauria Martin and Tarence Roby and linebacker Lane Napier. The defense ranked in the top 20 nationally in scoring and pass efficiency. Then in 2018, Napier led all NAIA players with 142 tackles and was again named a first team all-conference selection. Napier is also a three-time AFCA All-American (second team in 2020) and a 2018 first team All-America selection by the Associated Press. Prior to Napier (2018-20), Tarence Roby (2017) and Trey Barnes (2015, 2016) were also named NAIA All-Americans by the AFCA.

As defensive line coach, Osten has overseen the development of all-conference performers such as Trey Barnes, Dylan Heithoff, Kyle Rakow, Aaron Rudloff and Erik Small 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 then moved up to first team All-America recognition the following season. Barnes and Heithoff were both first team all-conference selections.

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). Adam Meirose replaced Zoeller in 2013 and twice earned all-conference accolades, giving Concordia a first or second team all-league kicker for three-straight seasons.

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. 

Osten 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, daughter Isla and son Tyce.

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Reggie Corbin

Athletics

Assistant Football Coach - Offensive Coordinator

Reggie Corbin Athletics

Assistant Football Coach - Offensive Coordinator

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Hometown: Beaumont, Texas 
Alma Mater: Concordia University, Nebraska

Reggie Corbin completed his 10th season on the Concordia University football staff in 2020. He was promoted to a full-time role prior to the start of the 2018 season. Corbin serves as the program's offensive coordinator.

During Corbin’s 10 years as an assistant at Concordia, he has coached quarterbacks, running backs and receivers at various times. He has worked with recent Bulldog stars such as Trey Barnes, Bryce Collins and Jared Garcia. An all-time great receiver, Garcia owns program career records for receiving yards and receiving touchdowns. Collins finished his career ranked No. 2 in school history in rushing yards. Meanwhile, Barnes wound up becoming an All-American on the defensive side of the ball. The 2020 squad produced four first team All-GPAC offensive players:  junior receiver Korrell Koehlmoos, junior tight end Garrett Schardt, sophomore guard Christian Schlepp and sophomore running back Jonah Weyand.

Corbin has also coached at the high school level, making stops at Raymond Central High School (2005-08 and 2010) as defensive coordinator and position coach and Maui High School (2009-10) as quarterbacks coach. He has also worked camps at the University of Nebraska and at the University of Wyoming. Corbin’s career has included work as an adjunct professor at Concordia (2015-17).

A two-sport athlete, Corbin played for head coach Courtney Meyer’s football squads from 2002-05 and for head coach Grant Schmidt’s basketball teams from 2004-07. Corbin was a member of the 2004-05 men’s basketball team that holds the school record for wins in a season (32) and advanced to the NAIA Division II national championship game. In his final season on the gridiron, Corbin passed for six touchdowns and ran for six more.

Corbin graduated from Concordia with a bachelor of arts degree in exercise science with a coaching endorsement. He earned a master’s in public health from Concordia and a masters in coaching education from Ohio University (May 2015).

Reggie and his wife Anuhea reside in Seward with their children Aeva, Reggie III and Overton.

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Grady Koch

Athletics

Assistant Football Coach / Head Junior Varsity Coach

Grady Koch Athletics

Assistant Football Coach / Head Junior Varsity Coach

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Hometown: Doniphan, Neb.
Alma Mater: Concordia University, Nebraska

Grady Koch immediately began his coaching career following his collegiate playing career as a Bulldog. In the summer of 2021, Koch was promoted to a full-time position as Assistant Football Coach/Head Junior Varsity Coach.

Koch previously served Concordia as a graduate assistant coach with a special focus on coaching the offensive line. The 2021-22 academic year will represent Koch’s third season on the coaching staff. The native of Doniphan, Neb., graduated from Concordia in 2019 with degrees in Elementary Education and Special Education. He went on to earn his M.S. in Athletic Administration.

Throughout his collegiate career, Koch started on the offensive line as a guard and tackle. He was named Honorable Mention All-GPAC and Honorable Mention Omaha World-Herald All-Nebraska as both a junior and senior. During Koch’s junior season, he helped pave the way for running back Ryan Durdon to pile up 1,247 rushing yards. The Bulldogs finished the 2017 season at 6-4 overall.

The Doniphan, Neb., native is the son of Bill and Michelle Koch. His sister Madison is currently a member of the Bulldog dance team.

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D’Mauria Martin

Athletics

Graduate Assistant Football Coach

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Graduate Assistant Football Coach

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Hometown: Converse, Texas
Alma Mater: Concordia University, Nebraska

D’Mauria Martin has served as an assistant on the Concordia Football staff since his graduation in 2018. Martin transitioned to coaching after performing as a star defensive back for the Bulldogs. He has worked with the secondary and as a defensive assistant on Coach Daberkow’s staff.

One of the top defensive backs in program history, Martin earned first team All-GPAC accolades as both a junior and senior. He was also recognized as honorable mention All-GPAC as a sophomore. The four-year starter compiled career totals of 136 tackles, 30 pass breakups and seven interceptions while playing in 41 games. He picked off five passes as a senior in his role as a safety.

D’Mauria is the son of Robert and Tameshia Martin. D’Mauria earned his degree from Concordia in Recreation and Sport Studies with a minor in Business.

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James Bailey

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Graduate Assistant Football Coach

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Graduate Assistant Football Coach

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Hometown: Austin, Texas
Alma Mater: Fresno State University

A four-year letter winner on the Fresno State University football team, James Bailey joined the Concordia University Football staff beginning with the 2021 spring semester. Bailey had previously served as linebacker coach at Glendale Community College (Calif.).

Prior to his role at Glendale, Bailey worked as defensive quality control at his alma mater. At the time Bailey concluded his career with the Fresno State Bulldogs, he had made 40 consecutive starts (most in school history) at linebacker. In 52 career collegiate games, Bailey piled up 257 tackles, including 23 for loss. The Austin, Texas, native helped Fresno State to a Mountain West Conference title in 2018 and two bowl game championships (2017 Hawaii Bowl and 2018 Las Vegas Bowl).

Bailey earned his bachelor’s degree in Africana Studies from Fresno State. He is pursuing a master’s in Coaching and Athletic Administration from Concordia. James is the son of Lisa and Bryan Bailey and has two older siblings, Rachel and Caleb.

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Courtney Meyer

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Assistant Coach - Kickers / Punters/ Long Snappers

Courtney Meyer Athletics

Assistant Coach - Kickers / Punters/ Long Snappers

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Alma Mater: Concordia University, Nebraska

Courtney Meyer continues to serve Concordia football as an assistant coach following a 19-year run as Bulldog head coach from 1990 to 2008. Meyer retired his position as head coach with a record of 70-115-1, making him the program's all-time winningest coach in terms of number of victories.

Meyer's best season at the helm of Bulldog football came in 2001 when Concordia set a school record for wins with a 10-2 campaign that included a GPAC co-championship and berth in the NAIA Football Championship Series. The Bulldogs defeated St. Ambrose (Iowa) 31-26 in the first round before being bounced, 34-10, in the quarterfinals by Sioux Falls (S.D.).

In his current role coaching kickers and punters, Meyer helped 2013 graduate Kenny Zoeller develop into an All-American in 2012. Zoeller made 15 of 20 field goal attempts and 27 of 28 extra point tries in 2012. Zoeller's replacement, Adam Meirose, received second team all-conference laurels in 2013 and first team accolades as a junior in 2014.

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Von Thomas

Athletics, Student Affairs

Multicultural Program Specialist and Assistant Director of Student Life

Von Thomas Athletics, Student Affairs

Multicultural Program Specialist and Assistant Director of Student Life

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Hometown: Miami, Fla.
Alma Mater: Concordia University, Nebraska

Von Thomas finished his third season as an assistant football coach in 2019. Thomas returned to his alma mater as Multicultural Program Specialist and Assistant Director of Student Life. He coaches running backs on Patrick Daberkow's staff.

Thomas enjoyed a record-setting career on the gridiron. The Miami, Fla., native piled up program career records of 7,260 total yards of offense and 65 total touchdowns while starting at quarterback in each of his final three seasons. He also left Concordia with school single-season records for touchdown passes (21), total offense (2,508), completions (197), passing attempts (334) and completion percentage (59.0). He owns additional career program standards for passing touchdowns (49), completions (510), pass attempts and rushing yards by a quarterback (1,598).

Thomas led the 2013 team to a 6-0 start and No. 14 national ranking. That year's squad finished with a 7-4 overall record.

Von and his wife Daisha live in Seward. Daisha works at Concordia as an academic advisor.

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Ron Jackson Jr.

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Assistant Football Coach
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Assistant Football Coach

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Hometown: Houston, Texas
Alma Mater: Concordia University, Nebraska

Ron Jackson Jr. is back on the Concordia University football staff after previously serving as a two-year graduate assistant coach for the Bulldogs. Jackson works specifically with defensive tackles.

A native of Houston, Texas, Jackson earned second team All-GPAC accolades in 2016 after being named honorable mention all-conference in 2015. Also an Omaha World-Herald All-Nebraska choice in 2016, Jackson recorded 105 tackles, including 6.5 for loss, during his four years as a nose guard at Concordia. Jackson helped the 2016 squad to a 7-3 overall record and No. 19 ranking in the final national poll.

Jackson graduated from Concordia with his degree in business administration. He is the son of Ronald Jackson Sr. and Danelle Sampia.

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Vince Beasley

Athletics

Assistant Football Coach

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Assistant Football Coach

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Kordell Glause

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Assistant Football Coach

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Justin Hoffman

Admissions

Assistant Director of Transfer Enrollment

Justin Hoffman Admissions

Assistant Director of Transfer Enrollment

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Chris Shipley

Athletics

Assistant Football Coach

Chris Shipley Athletics

Assistant Football Coach

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