Dean Paul is in his 11th season as head coach at Ohio Northern University.
Paul has energized the ONU football program since arriving in 2004, leading the Polar Bears to 68 victories and national rankings in eight of his 10 seasons as head coach.
In 15 seasons as a head football coach at the Division III level, Paul has posted a 108-46 record, a winning percentage of .701.
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.
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 eighth all-time at Mt. Union with 2,013 career rushing yards and is fifth in rushing touchdowns with 19.
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 sophomore at ONU, and two sons, Bryce and Brandon.
Football under Paul
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|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
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|2005||8-2||.800||7-2 / t2nd
|2004||8-2||.800||7-2 / t2nd||.778|
Mike Schmitz is in his second 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.
Glenn Scheutzow is in his ninth season as an assistant football coach at Ohio Northern.
He will work with the linebackers and serve as defensive coordinator.
Scheutzow is in his second stint at Ohio Northern after serving as defensive line coach from 2005-12.
He was the defensive line coach at Tiffin in 2013 before returnint to ONU in the spring of 2014.
He is also a lecturer in the health, physical education and sport studies department and serves as the director of intramurals at Ohio Northern.
Scheutzow also served as the head coach of the ONU men’s tennis program from 2006-08 and 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.
He was also the strength and conditioning coordinator for the football program at BW.
In his 16th year of coaching, Scheutzow has developed 29 All-Ohio Athletic 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 Most Valuable Defensive Lineman in 1998.
He resides in Findlay with his wife Ashley.
Bob Rohan is in his 11th season as an assistant coach at Ohio Northern.
Rohan is also an instructor in ONU’s human performance and sport science department and coaches the defensive line.
Rohan, who has 21 years of coaching experience, joins the Polar Bears after a three-year stint as an assistant coach at Ashland, where he coached quarterbacks and specialists.
He also had assistant coaching stints at Clarion (Pa.) from 1997-99, Frostburg State (Md.) from 1993-96, Catholic (D.C.) in 1992, Maryland in 1991 and at Bishop McNamara H.S. from 1987-90.
Most of his coaching experience has been on offense with quarterbacks, specialists and as a coordinator, but has coached on both side of the ball.
He received his bachelor’s degree in physical education from Maryland in 1992 and his master’s degree from Frostburg State in health and physical education in 1996.
Rohan played safety at Salisbury State (Md.) in 1985 and helped his squad to the regional finals that year.
As a freshman, he played quarterback for Shepherd (W.Va.) in 1983.
Rohan and his wife, Amy, have six children; Sarah, Daniel, Greg, Matthew and twins Anna and Rachel.
Former Ohio Northern standout Devin Russell has returned to his alma mater and is in his sixth 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.
Denny Compston is in his third 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.
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Tony Roob is in his fifth 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.
Pat Lambert is in his first season as an assistant coach at Ohio Northern and will serve as the strength and conditioning coach.
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.
Bill Kent is in his seventh season as an assistant coach at Ohio Northern and will help with the defense.
He also serves as the mail center manager and the recycling manager at Ohio Northern and has worked for the University for 10 years.
Kent is working on his bachelor’s degree in communications studies at ONU and has a 13-year old son named Branden.
He is a lifelong resident of Ada.
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Josh Bermann is in his first season as an assistant coach at Ohio Northern and will assist with the tight ends and H-backs.
Prior to arriving at ONU, he was an assistant coach at Slippery Rock (Pa.) in 2013 and at Youngstown State in 2012.
He is a 2012 graduate of Grove City (Pa.), where he was a 4-year letterman on the offensive line. He served as team captain and was named All-President’s Athletic Conference in 2012.
Bermann was selected to play in the 2012 Tazon de Estrellas and helped Team Stars & Stripes defeat Mexico 32-15 in Guadalajara, Mexico.
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Kenneth Johnson is in his first season as the director of football operations at Ohio Northern.
Johnson comes to ONU after a one-year stint as a Football Operations Intern at Florida International Univesity.
He earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Ohio State in 2013.
While at OSU, Johnson assisted with the athletic communications department for three years.
He also did two summer internships as an editorial producer for the Major League baseball website.
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Kyle Green is in his first season as an assistant coach at Ohio Northern and will assist with the linebackers.
Prior to arriving at ONU, Green was a four-year letterman on the Denison University football team as a receiver and defensive back.
He also served as team manager for the squad’s spring practices after his playing career was over.
Green eached his bachelor’s degree in communications from Denison in 2014.
Randy Davis is in his 11th 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).