Written by Andrew Ottoson Tuesday, 15 July 2008 15:01Head coach Mike Gottsch signed nine more players for the Tabor College football program in June, bringing the total number signed to 63.
“Part of the challenge is that even after a guy signs, he’s still being recruited to play elsewhere,” Gottsch said. “Some guys who have signed will end up playing somewhere else in the fall.”
Gottsch anticipates the number of signed recruits who will actually attend Tabor this fall in the high 50s.
“Many of these guys are from championship programs at the high school level,” he said. “We’ve added 15 transfers over the summer, not to mention the guys we signed in the spring.”
Gottsch is looking for the transfers to provide “instant experience and the ability to fill holes”...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 08 July 2008 15:28Rusty Allen, vice president for enrollment management, has been selected to administer Tabor College’s athletic program and will assume the newly created position of vice president of athletics Sept. 1.
Allen has maintained close working ties with the Bluejays’ coaches and the athletics department staff in recruiting and enrolling new student athletes.
“Rusty has demonstrated excellent leadership as an administrator and a coach and this position is a great fit for his skills and abilities,” President Jules Glanzer said. “My vision for the athletic department includes excellence, excitement, and stability. This is a vision that Rusty shares, and is equipped to make a reality.”
Allen said intercollegiate athletics at Tabor...
Written by Andrew Ottoson Wednesday, 11 June 2008 08:21Tabor’s list of off-season signings continues to grow, with the football program alone bringing its recruiting class total to 54.
Coach Mike Gottsch has signed 19 players in the past four weeks, almost all of whom will come to Hillsboro from beyond state lines.
Brandon Langston, a 5-8, 167-pound fullback from Oskaloosa, was Tabor’s only in-state signing last month. But with 10 other in-state recruits inked, Kansas remains the most represented state in the Bluejays 2008 recruiting class.
With the signings of Justin Trammell, of Bakersfield, Keenan Mancho, of Stockton, and Zebulun Petty, of Yuba City, California (9) moved ahead of Texas (8) for second place.
Petty will transfer from Yuba College. As a 5-10, 210-pound...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Wednesday, 11 June 2008 08:13The Tabor College football coaching staff and former NFL player Darnell Walker for a day of testing and fundamental development at the inaugural Bluejays Senior Combine and Skills Camp from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m., Saturday, July 19 at the Tabor College football field.
The non-contact camp is for players entering grades 7 through 12. The camp is designed to test and record 2009 graduates in areas such as height, weight, 40, and the pro aglity.
The camp will also introduce drills and give instruction to stimulate skill development at desired position.
“Ultimately the ones who do the extra, such as attending fundamental skills camps are the ones who improve their game,” said head football coach Mike Gottsch.
“There is no secret to...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Wednesday, 11 June 2008 08:12The Tabor College football program will host its second annual “7-on-7 Bluejays’ Passing Camp” on Saturday, June 21, for players entering grades 9 through 12. This year’s camp will be expanded from 8 to 12 teams.
“The 7-on-7 camp serves an individual and team purpose,” said Tabor Head Football Coach Mike Gottsch.
“It allows participants and teams to work on their offensive and defensive individual skills as well as work on the timing and precision of their passing game and coverages. It also allows for a great time of interaction among area players and coaches.
“It also allows our staff great exposure to excellent area players and programs. It was well received last year and we are expecting a great time again this...
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