Dean Paul is in his 13th season as head coach at Ohio Northern University.
Paul has energized the ONU football program since arriving in 2004, leading the Polar Bears to 84 victories and national rankings in 10 of his 12 seasons as head coach.
In 17 seasons as a head football coach at the Division III level, Paul has posted a 124-52 record, a winning percentage of .705.
Paul came to ONU after five highly successful seasons at Thomas More College in Crestview Hills, Ky.
He guided the Saints to a 40-12 record in five seasons and ranks eighth among the nation’s leaders in winning percentage among active coaches.
Paul led Thomas More to the 2001 playoffs, where the Saints defeated MacMurray 34-30 in the first round before falling to Wittenberg in the second round.
He is one of only two active Division III coaches to lead two different schools to playoff victories and he is the only active coach to win a road game at all nine OAC opponents.
Beginning with his first season in 1999, Paul led TMC to a 7-3 record after having posted just a 3-7 mark the previous year.
In 2000, the Saints went 9-1 and were ranked No. 28 by the AFCA.
Paul guided his 2001 team to a perfect 10-0 regular-season record, the third in school history as the team outscored its opponents by an overwhelming 389-133 margin. TMC finished 11-1 and a final ranking of No. 18 by the AFCA.
The 20-2 record over those two seasons is the best in TMC history, as is the Saints’ 17-game winning streak during that time.
Paul has had 26 All-America selections in his 15 seasons as head coach.
In the classroom, his ONU team improved its overall grade point average from a 2.25 to a 2.68 in just the first three quarters under Paul. This past spring quarter, the ONU football team had a combined GPA of 2.865, better than the national student body average of 2.73.
He serves as a voting member on the D3Football.com poll and serves on the AFCA Football Council.
A four-year letterman at Mt. Union, he was named All-OAC in 1988 and 1990 and served as a team captain during his junior and senior seasons.
He ranks ninth all-time at Mt. Union with 2,013 career rushing yards and is sixth with a career average of 93.6 yards per game.
His first collegiate coaching job came when he coached the running backs at Allegheny (Pa.) from 1991-92, helping the Gators to 19 victories in those two seasons.
He also was an assistant coach at Tulane in 1993 and 1994, at Wooster from 1995-97 and at Fordham in 1998 before taking over as head coach at TMC in 1999.
A native of Garrettsville, Ohio, Dean Bradley Paul received his Bachelor of Science degree in Sports Management from Mt. Union in 1990.
He and his wife, Tonya, have a daughter, Kendra, a junior at ONU, and two sons, Bryce and Brandon.
Football under Paul
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|2014||7-3||.700||6-3 / 4th||.667|
|2013||6-4||.600||5-4 / t4th||.556|
|2012||4-6||.400||4-5 / t6th
|2011||6-4||.600||5-4 / t4th||.556|
|2010||10-2||.833||8-1 / 2nd||.889|
|2009||8-2||.800||7-2 / 2nd||.778|
|2008||5-5||.500||5-4 / t3rd
|2007||7-3||.700||6-3 / 3rd
|2006||6-4||.600||5-4 / t4th||.556|
|2005||8-2||.800||7-2 / t2nd
|2004||8-2||.800||7-2 / t2nd||.778|
Glenn Scheutzow is in his 18th season as an assistant football coach and his 11th at Ohio Northern.
He will work with the linebackers and serve as defensive coordinator.
Scheutzow is in his second stint at ONU after serving as defensive line coach from 2005-12.
He was the defensive line coach at Division II Tiffin University in 2013 before returning to ONU in the spring of 2014.
Scheutzow has also served as the head coach of the ONU men’s tennis program from 2006-08. He guided the Polar Bears to three OAC Regular Season championships, two OAC Tournament titles, two NCAA Tournament appearances and was named the OAC Men’s Tennis Coach of the Year in 2007 and 2008.
Prior to his coming to ONU, Scheutzow spent six seasons with OAC foe Baldwin-Wallace. There he spent five seasons with the defensive line and one season coaching linebackers.
While at BW he also served as the strength and conditioning coach for multiple programs in the athletic department.
He continues to hold his USAW national weightlifting certification.
Scheutzow has developed 34 All Conference selections, eight All-Americans and four Conference Player of the Year selections.
He graduated from BW in 1999 with a degree in Business Administration.
While there he was a four-year letterman who started 30 varsity games and was the team’s Most Valuable Defensive Lineman in 1998.
He resides in McComb with his wife Ashley.
Mike Schmitz is in his fourth season as an assistant coach at Ohio Northern and will coach the quarterbacks and serve as offensive coordinator.
Schmitz came to ONU after a 13-year stint as head football coach at Wooster, where he compiled a 74-54 record.
He was named the North Coast Athletic Conference Coach of the Year in 2004 and 2008 and was the Lee Tressel Ohio College Coach of the Year in 2004.
In 2004, he guided the Scots to an 11-1 record and a No. 6 national ranking.
He also served as offensive coordinator at Wooster from 1995-2000.
Prior to his 18 seasons at Wooster, Schmitz enjoyed a highly successful high school coaching career.
He was head football coach at Lexington, Medina, Archbishop Hoban and Rittman high schools from 1976-1995.
Schmitz received his bachelor's degree in education from Bowling Green in 1974.
He and his wife, Peggy, an attorney and partner in the Critchfield Law Firm in Wooster, have two adult children, Joie and Stephen, who work for Under Armor in Baltimore, Maryland.
Former Ohio Northern standout Devin Russell has returned to his alma mater and is in his eighth season as an assistant football coach at Ohio Northern.
He coaches the offensive line.
Russell returns to ONU after coaching stints at John Carroll and NCAA Division I-AA Morehead St.
He served as graduate assistant at Morehead State in 2008, coaching the offensive line.
Russell was also the assistant offensive line coach at John Carroll in 2006 and 2007.
The Worthington, Ohio, native earned his bachelor’s degree in sport management from Ohio Northern in the spring of 2006.
While at Ohio Northern, Russell was a three-year letterman and earned All-Ohio Athletic Conference honors as a junior in the fall of ’04.
He married Diane Arnos (PharmD ’07) in June and resides in Harrod.
David Price is in his first season as an assistant coach at Ohio Northern in 2016. He will coach the defensive line.
Price spent the previous seven seasons as an assistant coach at Hiram, where he coached the linebackers and defensive line, was the defensive coordinator and associate head coach.
As the defensaive coordinator at Hiram, Price helped the Terriers to their best season in 30 years and a top-8 ranking nationally in takeaways.
He also coached seven All-Conference defensive linemen at Hiram.Price is a 2008 graduate of the University of Akron with a degree in psychology, where as a student he was a walk-on member of the football team.
Price was raised in Charlottesville, Virginia playing football for Albemarle High School from 1999-2002. During his tenure, he was an accomplished football player as a starter at a variety of positions including: defensive line, offensive line and linebacker.
Price earned First Team All-Commonwealth district and First Team All-Central Virginia honors as a junior and a senior. As a senior, Price was a First Team All-Region pick and was selected as a member of the Prep-Star Magazine All-East team.
He currently resides in Findlay with his fiancee', Jackie Mangola, who is the head coach of the ONU softball team and an ONU alum.
Denny Compston is in his fifth season as an assistant football coach at Ohio Northern and will assist with the defensive line.
Compston comes to Ohio Northern with more than 30 years of coaching experience at NCAA Divisions I, II and III and NAIA.
He comes to ONU after a four-year stint as an assistant coach at Ohio Wesleyan from 2008-11.
Compston also has experience coaching at Virginia-Wise, Newberry (S.C.) and Concord (W.Va.), Urbana, West Virginia Tech, Earlham (Ind.), Valparaiso (Ind.), Manchester (Ind.), Lock Haven (Pa.), Ball State and Defiance.
He was head football coach at Urbana from 1996-2000.
Compston received a bachleor’s degree in biology and chemistry from Defiance and a master’s degree from Ball State in physical education.
Pat Lambert is in his third season as an assistant coach at Ohio Northern and will serve as the strength and conditioning coach while coaching the defensive backs.
Lambert is a recent graduate of the University of Cincinnati, where he earned a bachelor's degree in exercise and fitness/health promotion.
He was a 5-year scholarship football player as a defensive back at Cincinnati from 2008-12, where he helped the Bearcats win four Big East Conference championships.
Lambert has also worked as an assistant strength coach at Cincinnati and has worked as a mentor with area youth.
A.J. Hatem is in his second season as an assistant coach at Ohio Northern and will assist with the running backs and will serve as the co-recruiting coordinator.
Hatem comes to ONU after two seasons as the running backs coach at Defiance and two seasons as a running backs coach at Denison.
He also helped with special teams and as a strength and conditioning coach at both schools.
Hatem earned his bachelor's degree in exercise science from Shawnee State in 2012 and a MBA in sports management from Defiance in 2015.
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Tony Roob is in his seventh season as an assistant coach at Ohio Northern and will assist with the offensive line.
Roob has a long history of coaching football at the high school level, serving as an assistant coach at Bath, Saint Marys and Middletown High Schools in Ohio.
He currently teaches at Bath High School.
He received his bachelor’s degree from Miami (Ohio) University, where he enjoyed a stanbdout career playing on the offensive line.
Leonard Gleaves is in his first season as an assistant coach at ONU and will help with the linebackers.
Gleaves, a Charlotte, N.C. native, was a four-year member of the football team at Ohio Wesleyan, where he played cornerback.
Randy Davis is in his 12th season serving as Team Chaplain for the Ohio Northern football team.
He is also the pastor of the First Assembly of God Church in Lima. His goal is to communicate a spiritually relevant message to motivate the team to win on and off the field.
Prior to assisting ONU, Davis served as Team Chaplain for 1-AA football powerhouse Youngstown State University for two years (2001-02).