McPherson Bulldogs

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McPherson Bulldogs
University McPherson College
Conference Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference
NAIA Region IV
Athletic director Doug Quint
Location McPherson, Kansas
Varsity teams 15
Football stadium McPherson Stadium
Basketball arena McPherson Sports Center
Mascot Ben the Bulldog
Nickname Bulldogs
Colors Red and White[1]

The McPherson Bulldogs are the athletic teams that represent McPherson College in McPherson, 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
Cross Country
Track & Field
Cross Country
Track & Field


Recent times has brought a level of success to the Bulldog football program.[2] The team completed the 2009 year with a record of 9 wins and 2 losses (8-1 in conference play) with a second-place finish in the conference and post-season playoff appearance for the first time.[3]

School records of the program go back to 1920, but other records show a player named Pop Hollinger played football for McPherson in 1917 or earlier.[4] It is possible that records are incorrect, incomplete, or that there was no official coach before the 1920 season.

The first paid coach for the program that the school has on record was W. E. Daniel in 1920, who posted a record of 5–3–3. Other coaches included Woody Woodard (1950–1952), Don Rominger (1973–1977), Dan Thiessen (1986–1992),[5] and current head coach Pete Sterbick.[6]


  1. ^ Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference Style Guide (PDF). 2016-07-06. Retrieved 2016-07-10. 
  2. ^ McPherson College "Bulldogs fall in NAIA Football Championship Series First Round"
  3. ^ National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Top 25 Team Capsules-McPherson
  4. ^ "The Pop Hollinger Story". Overstreet's Comic Book Price Guide (reprint). Retrieved April 26, 2011. 
  5. ^ "McPherson College Football Media Guide 2010" (PDF). McPherson College Athletics. Retrieved 10 November 2010. 
  6. ^ "Pete Sterbick Named Head Football Coach at McPherson". McPherson College. February 25, 2012. Retrieved February 26, 2012. 

External links[edit]

Official website