Written by Andrew Ottoson Wednesday, 25 July 2007 06:52With the start of training camp less than a month away, Tabor College head football coach Mike Gottsch is pleased with the off-season recruiting he and his staff have accomplished so far.
“If the head coach is looking at the problem the right way, you have to try to sign every spot again, and every year you’ll have the same needs,” he said.
With 33 recruits, Gottsch is confident that the team’s depth has increased in nearly every area.
“I feel, coming from the head coach’s standpoint, you have to bring in new players at every position during the off-season,” he said.
“Of course you’ll be stronger in some areas than others, but you need competition at every spot to improve,” he added. “We want to be very...
Written by Andrew Ottoson Wednesday, 18 July 2007 08:33Former Tabor College post Martin de Boer rips a rebound away from an opponent during a contest against Central Methodist University in January 2005. De Boer recently signed to play basketball professionally with Rotterdam in the Netherlands. Click image to enlarge
Former Tabor College standout Martin de Boer recently signed to play basketball professionally with a team in The Netherlands provincial capital of Rotterdam.
De Boer transferred to Tabor from Cloud County Community College in fall 2004 and made a huge impact on the 2005 Bluejays.
Standing 6 feet, 7 inches, de Boer led the team in rebounding, averaging more than five per game and was the squad’s third-leading scorer, averaging over 10 points.
At 250 pounds...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Thursday, 05 July 2007 05:49Two in-state athletes have signed letters to run for Tabor College this next year.
Brock Fosnight is a 6-foot-3, 150-pound runner from Goddard High School who posted times of 54.6 seconds in the 400 meters and 2:10.5 in the 800. He also ran with 4x400 and 4x800m relay teams for the Ark Valley League Division II league champions in 2006.
“He will help us in the 400 meters and 800 meters,” said Dave Kroeker, head track coach. “He will also be a great asset to our campus.”
Justin Ball, Garnett, 6-1, 165-pounds, ran the 400, 800 and 1,600, as well as the 4x400 relay for Anderson County High School. During his junior year, he led the team in points scored. He finished third in the 1,600 at the Class 4A state track meet that year...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Thursday, 05 July 2007 05:48Chad Newhard has been hired as head baseball coach at Tabor College. Newhard will also serve as an instructor in physical education.
Newhard brings eight years of college coaching experience to Tabor.
He spent the past three years as assistant baseball coach and recruiting coordinator at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (Ind.), a Division I NCAA program.
Earlier in his career, Newhard coached at Glen Oaks Community College in Centreville, Mich. While there, Newhard posted a record of 66-39, achieving a top-15 national ranking in NJCAA Division II.
Tabor Athletic Director Don Brubacher said, “I am very impressed with coach Newhard’s baseball background and his knowledge of the game.
“I am even more impressed...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Wednesday, 27 June 2007 01:20The Tabor College has signed five more athletes for its football program.
Timothy Sheppard of Houston, Texas, is a 6-feet, 200-pound linebacker who played for Madison High School, which posted a 14-1 record and qualified for the state semifinals.
“Timothy will be competing at an outside linebacker position,” Bluejays coach Mike Gottsch said.
“He will bring an upbeat attitude and a very solid work ethic.”
Howard R. Marine Jr. of Houston, is a 6-3, 317-pound tackle who also played at Madison High.
“Howard is a gifted athlete who has the frame, strength and size to go along with his athleticism,” Gottsch said.
LaJamal Dixon of Houston is a 5-8, 187-pound strong safety and running back out of Milby High School...
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