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The Coaches

    Fred Beile     Fred Beile 1955-2002   Beile began his career as the head cross country coach and assistant track coach, assuming head coaching duties in 1973 and head coach of the new women's program in 1979.   Play mp3 Fred shares his wish for future athletes (0:33)    

20,694 sq. ft. expansion will provide a comprehensive recreation and athletic space to meet the needs of students and our community.

      Bob Erickson     Bob Erickson 1962 - 1998   One of the most recognizable names in Doane College athletics is Robert "Bob" Erickson.  First a star athlete and then a star basketball coach, Erickson is credited with rebuilding Doane's program.  Play mp3 Jonathan Papik speaks on behalf of his grandfather Bob Erickson (0:25)    
Bob Erickson Court

Bob Erickson Court

A performance gym for volleyball and basketball competition will be named Bob Erickson Court.


      Al Papik     Al Papik 1955-1973  

Elvin "Al" Papik took over the football program at Doane in 1955.  He also served as head track coach, athletic director and admissions director.

Play mp3 Al speaks about his impression of the new facilities. (0:35)    
Al Papik Field

Al Papik Field

Refurbishing of Simon Field and rededication as Al Papik Field.