Dean Paul is in his 16th season at the helm of the Ohio Northern University football program.
Paul has energized the Polar Bear football program since his arrival in 2004, leading Ohio Northern to 101 victories and national rankings in 11 of his 15 seasons directing the team.
During the 2019 campaign, Paul earned his 100th career coaching victory at Ohio Northern with a 13-7 win at Otterbein on September 22. In 20 seasons as a head football coach at the Division III level, he has posted a 141-65 overall record for a .684 win percentage.
In his 20-year head coaching career, Paul has coached 29 All-America selections.
Paul arrived at Ohio Northern after five highly-successful seasons at Thomas More College in Crestview Hills, Ky.
He guided the Saints to a 40-12 record over five seasons and ranked eighth among the nation’s leaders in win percentage among active coaches.
Paul led Thomas More to the 2001 NCAA Division III playoffs, where the Saints defeated MacMurray 34-30 in the opening round before falling to Wittenberg in the second round.
He is one of only two active NCAA Division III coaches to lead two different schools to playoff victories.
During his first season at Thomas More in 1999, Paul led TMC to a 7-3 overall record after posting just a 3-7 mark the previous year.
In 2000, the Saints went 9-1 and were ranked No. 28 nationally in the AFCA poll.
Paul guided his 2001 squad to a perfect 10-0 regular season record, the third in school history, and outscored its opponents by an overwhelming 389-133 margin. TMC finished its season with an 11-1 record and a final ranking of No. 18 in the AFCA poll.
The 20-2 record over the 2000 and 2001 seasons is the best two-year stretch in TMC history, while the Saints’ 17-game winning streak during that span also is a program best.
Paul also had assistant coaching experiences at Tulane from 1993-94, Wooster from 1995-97, and Fordham in 1998 before taking over head coaching duties at TMC in 1999.
His first collegiate coaching job came in 1991-92 when he coached the running backs at Allegheny (Pa.), helping the Gators to 19 victories in two seasons.
Off the field, Paul also serves as a voting member on the D3Football.com poll and on the AFCA Football Council.
A four-year letterman at Mt. Union, he was named All-Ohio Athletic Conference in 1988 and 1990 and served as a team captain during his junior and senior seasons.
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, an ONU graduate, and two sons, Bryce and Brandon.
Football under Paul
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|2017||7-3||.700||6-3 / t2nd||.667|
|2016||5-5||.500||5-4 / t4th||.556|
|2015||9-3||.750||7-2 / t2nd||.778|
|2014||7-3||.700||6-3 / 4th||.667|
|2013||6-4||.600||5-4 / t4th||.556|
|2012||4-6||.400||4-5 / t6th||.444|
|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||.556|
|2007||7-3||.700||6-3 / 3rd||.667|
|2006||6-4||.600||5-4 / t4th||.556|
|2005||8-2||.800||7-2 / t2nd||.778|
|2004||8-2||.800||7-2 / t2nd||.778|
Glenn Scheutzow enters his 14th season as an assistant football coach at Ohio Northern in his 21st overall season coaching football at the collegiate level.
He is the program's defensive coordinator and primarily works with the defensive line.
Scheutzow is currently in his second stint with the Polar Bears after serving as the defensive line coach from 2005-12. Following his first stint with the program, he became the defensive line coach at NCAA Division II institution Tiffin University in 2013 before returning to ONU in 2014.
Scheutzow was also the head coach for the Ohio Northern men’s tennis program from 2006-08. Over three seasons, he guided the Polar Bears to three OAC Regular Season championships, two OAC Tournament titles, two NCAA Tournament appearances, and received OAC Men’s Tennis Coach of the Year honors in 2007 and 2008.
Prior to his arrival at ONU, Scheutzow spent six seasons with OAC foe Baldwin Wallace. While there, he spent five seasons working with the defensive line and one season coaching linebackers. In addition, he served as the strength and conditioning coach for multiple programs in the athletic department.
He continues to hold his USAW national weightlifting certification.
Scheutzow has helped develop 39 All-Conference selections, eight All-Americans, and four OAC 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 for the football program, starting 30 varsity games and earning the team’s Most Valuable Defensive Lineman in 1998.
He resides in McComb with his wife, Ashley.
Former Ohio Northern standout Devin Russell returned to his alma mater and is currently in his 11th season as an assistant coach for the Polar Bear football program.
Russell became Ohio Northern's offensive coordinator in 2018 after working with the team's offensive line during his career.
He returns to ONU after coaching stints at John Carroll and NCAA Division I-AA Morehead St.
Russell coached the offensive line while serving as a graduate assistant at Morehead State in 2008.
He 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.
During his playing career, Russell was a three-time letterman and an All-Ohio Athletic Conference honoree during his junior season in the 2004.
He married Diane Arnos (PharmD ’07), and the couple resides in Ada.
Sean Buckley enters his second season as the quarterbacks coach at Ohio Northern.
Prior to his arrival at ONU, Buckley was an assistant coach at Ohio State from 2013-17.
He helped guide the program to 61 victories over the five-year period and receive bids to five New Year’s Six Bowl games, including two College Football Playoff appearances. He also helped coach standout quarterbacks J.T. Barrett and Cardale Jones in 2014, running backs Ezekiel Elliott and Mike Weber in 2015, and tight end Marcus Baugh from 2016-2017.
Buckley is a 2010 graduate of the University of Toledo, where he received a bachelor's degree in criminal justice.
A native of Perrysburg, Ohio, Buckley started coaching during his undergraduate years at Genoa Area High School, helping coach Mike Vicars' teams amass a 56-7 record, win 48 consecutive regular season games, capture four league titles, and make a state Final Four appearance in 2008.
Morgan Loyd is in his second season as an assistant coach at Ohio Northern directing the linebacker unit.
Prior to his stint with the Polar Bears, he was an assistant coach at Dordt (Iowa) in 2017.
Loyd is a 2016 Tiffin graduate, where he was a First-Team Academic All-American, a two-time All-Conference honoree, and a three-year starter for the Dragons.
He graduated from TU with a bachelor's degree in sport and recreation management and is currently working toward his master's degree in sport leadership from Dordt.
Loyd and his wife, Emily, reside in Findlay.
Josh Colbert enters his first season as the wide receivers and special teams coach at Ohio Northern.
Colbert spent the last three seasons at Mount Union. He was an assistant coach with the track and field team for three seasons and was an assistant football coach for one season.
He helped the Purple Raiders win 14 games last season and finish runner-up to Mary Hardin-Baylor. Prior to his stop in Alliance, Colbert was an assistant track and field coach and an assistant football coach at Cornell (Iowa).
In his playing days, Colbert enjoyed a high level of success in Ada as both a football player and a track athlete. He won a national championship in the long jump in 2014 to go alongside two Ohio Athletic Conference championships and eight All-OAC honors.
Colbert started at safety in both seasons for the Polar Bears' football team. He was named a senior captain and graduated with a degree in political science.
Colbert originally hails from Urbana, and spent his first two collegiate football seasons at Wittenberg University.
Denny Compston enters his eighth season as an assistant football coach at Ohio Northern, where he will primarily guide 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.
Prior to his arrival at ONU, he completed 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.), Concord (W.Va.), Urbana, West Virginia Tech, Earlham (Ind.), Valparaiso (Ind.), Manchester (Ind.), Lock Haven (Pa.), Ball State (Ind.), and Defiance.
He was head football coach at Urbana from 1996-2000.
Compston received a bachelor’s degree in biology and chemistry from Defiance and a master’s degree from Ball State in physical education.
He resides in Ada.
A.J. Hatem is now in his fifth season as an assistant football coach at Ohio Northern. He will assist with the offensive line and serve as the co-recruiting coordinator.
Hatem arrived at ONU after two seasons as the running backs coach at Defiance and two seasons as a running backs coach at Denison. He also helped with special teams and was a strength and conditioning coach at both schools.
Hatem earned his bachelor's degree in exercise science from Shawnee State in 2012 and his MBA in sports management from Defiance in 2015.
He currently resides in Ada.
Dru Richardson enters his second season as an assistant football coach at Ohio Northern. He will assist with the defensive backs.
Richardson joined the Polar Bear coaching staff after serving as a graduate assistant at his alma mater, Robert Morris (Ill.), the previous two seasons.
During his playing career, he was a four-year member of the RMU football team as a defensive back.
Richardson received a bachelor's degree from Robert Morris in 2016 and a master's degree in management from RMU in 2018.
Patrick Galloway is now in his second season as an assistant coach at Ohio Northern, where he will assist with the tight ends and H-backs.
Galloway has previous been an assistant coach at Tiffin in 2017, Albright (Pa.) in 2016, and at his alma mater, Beloit (Wis.), during the spring season in 2016.
He is a 2016 graduate of Beloit, receiving a bachelor's degree in education, youth studies, and history. He was also a three-year starter on the offensive line.
Galloway is currently working on a master's degree in education administration from Tiffin and expects to graduate in August of 2019.