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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.

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Fred shares his wish for future athletes (0:33)
Fred Beile Arena
Fred Beile Arena

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 University athletics is Robert "Bob" Erickson. First a star athlete and then a star basketball coach, Erickson is credited with rebuilding Doane's program.

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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.

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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.