Bethel Threshers

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Bethel Threshers
University Bethel College
Conference Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference
NAIA Region IV
Athletic director Kent Allshouse
Location North Newton, Kansas
Varsity teams 13
Football stadium Thresher Stadium
Nickname Threshers
Colors Maroon and Gray[1]

The Bethel Threshers are the athletic teams that represent Bethel College in North Newton, Kansas. They are part of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), primarily competing in the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference (KCAC).

Men's Sports Women's Sports
Basketball Basketball
Cross Country Cross Country
Football Volleyball
Golf Golf
Soccer Soccer
Tennis Softball
Track & Field Track & Field

Cross country and track & field[edit]

Bethel's track & field team has found success on the national level. In 2008, Jeff Buller won his second consecutive national championship in the javelin with a throw of 214 feet 8 inches.[2]


For current information see 2013 Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference football season

Bethel college began its football program in 1914 under head coach William E. Schroeder. As of completion of the 2009 season, the teams have produced a cumulative record of 280 wins, 474 losses, and 13 ties.[3]

The current coach is Martin Mathis.[4] Mathis replaces James Dotson, who held the position for one season after the sudden resignation of Travis Graber on July 27, 2012.[5]


  1. ^ Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference Style Guide (PDF). July 6, 2016. Retrieved July 10, 2016. 
  2. ^ The Newton Kansan Archived July 24, 2011, at the Wayback Machine. "Buller claims javelin title" May 23, 2008
  3. ^ Bethel College Threshers football records
  4. ^ "Bethel College Names Marty Mathis to Head Football Position". November 20, 2012. Retrieved November 20, 2012. 
  5. ^ Corbitt, Ken (August 1, 2012). "Ottawa playing for injured teammate". Topeka Capital-Journal. Retrieved August 19, 2012. 

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