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Football team gets new offensive coordinator

Bluffton University Head Football Coach Denny Dorrel has announced that Aaron Krepps will be the new offensive coordinator for the football team. Krepps replaces Bryan Moore, who recently accepted a head coaching position at Wilmington College.

Krepps, a coach previously at Alderson Broaddus (W. Va.), Belle Vernon High School (Pa.), Eastern Michigan, Adrian (Michigan) College and Ohio Northern University in Ada said he received information about the opening at Bluffton from the head coach at Ohio Northern University and was pleased after doing research.

“As I gathered more and more information, I thought it was a really good fit for a lot of reasons,” said Krepps. “One was just the fit with the staff. All of my research was Coach Dorrel is a phenomenal person. He’s a family oriented man and that means a lot to me.”

Krepps also said the opportunity to win also played an important role in him coming to Bluffton.

“It’s a very good situation to come into. [Dorrel’s] changed the culture of the program in three years and increased in wins; and I truly, truly believe that we can win conference here.”

Krepps, coming from many successful programs prior, expects much of the same here at Bluffton as time goes on.

When asked about his expectations for Bluffton, he said, “I’d be setting the bar too low if I didn’t say to start as a conference final. That’s probably the first goal, and then to obviously get into the playoffs.”

Krepps said building relationships with the players and team is high on his list as well.

“So far, so good. Great people on campus,” Krepps said. “Coach Davis, Coach West, Coach Dorrel, everybody has been really welcoming, and I can see why there’s been success, because it starts with people.”

Krepps played at Washington & Jefferson College in Washington, Pa., as a wide receiver and was a two-time All-American in his time there. He also played professionally in the Canadian Football League for the British Columbia Lions. Krepps said he’s a very competitive person and that coaching college football was the perfect way to continue his competitiveness in the sport he loves.

“I truly love the sport,” Krepps said. “I love the life lessons it teaches you as a person and as a player, things you’re going to be able to carry over into everyday life. It’s rare to be able to do something that you love every day in life.”

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