Coach, American football head coach
Who is Adam Dorrel?
Dorrel is the only Maryville native to coach the team. He graduated from Maryville High School where he was a two-time all conference and all district lineman. Dorrel's great-grandfather was a fullback on the Northwest's first team in 1908, and his grandfather and two great-uncles played for team in the 1940s.
Dorrel played under Northwest's Mel Tjeerdsma during Tjeerdsma's first Northwest season in 1994 in which the Bearcats went 0-11 before Tjeerdsma began his run of seven NCAA Division II National Football Championship games. He was captain of the team under Tjeerdsma in 1995, 1996 and 1997. He was Daktronics Second-Team All-America offensive lineman as a senior in 1997.
After graduating from Northwest in 1998 he was a graduate assistant in 1998 at Northeastern State University in Oklahoma. He returned to Northwest as a graduate assistant in 1999 when Bearcats won their second national championship in 1999. He received his masters from Northwest in 2000. He held offensive line coach at Dakota State University in 2000 and offensive coach at William Jewell College in 2001-2003.
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