Dean Paul is in his 14th season as head coach at Ohio Northern University.
Paul has energized the ONU football program since arriving in 2004, leading the Polar Bears to 89 victories and national rankings in 11 of his 13 seasons as head coach.
In 18 seasons as a head football coach at the Division III level, Paul has posted a 129-57 record, a winning percentage of .694.
Paul came to ONU after five highly successful seasons at Thomas More College in Crestview Hills, Ky.
He guided the Saints to a 40-12 record in five seasons and ranks eighth among the nation’s leaders in winning percentage among active coaches.
Paul led Thomas More to the 2001 playoffs, where the Saints defeated MacMurray 34-30 in the first round before falling to Wittenberg in the second round.
He is one of only two active Division III coaches to lead two different schools to playoff victories and he is the only active coach to win a road game at all nine OAC opponents.
Beginning with his first season in 1999, Paul led TMC to a 7-3 record after having posted just a 3-7 mark the previous year.
In 2000, the Saints went 9-1 and were ranked No. 28 by the AFCA.
Paul guided his 2001 team to a perfect 10-0 regular-season record, the third in school history as the team outscored its opponents by an overwhelming 389-133 margin. TMC finished 11-1 and a final ranking of No. 18 by the AFCA.
The 20-2 record over those two seasons is the best in TMC history, as is the Saints’ 17-game winning streak during that time.
Paul has had 26 All-America selections in his 15 seasons as head coach.
In the classroom, his ONU team improved its overall grade point average from a 2.25 to a 2.68 in just the first three quarters under Paul. This past spring quarter, the ONU football team had a combined GPA of 2.865, better than the national student body average of 2.73.
He serves as a voting member on the D3Football.com poll and serves on the AFCA Football Council.
A four-year letterman at Mt. Union, he was named All-OAC in 1988 and 1990 and served as a team captain during his junior and senior seasons.
He ranks ninth all-time at Mt. Union with 2,013 career rushing yards and is sixth with a career average of 93.6 yards per game.
His first collegiate coaching job came when he coached the running backs at Allegheny (Pa.) from 1991-92, helping the Gators to 19 victories in those two seasons.
He also was an assistant coach at Tulane in 1993 and 1994, at Wooster from 1995-97 and at Fordham in 1998 before taking over as head coach at TMC in 1999.
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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|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
|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
|2007||7-3||.700||6-3 / 3rd
|2006||6-4||.600||5-4 / t4th||.556|
|2005||8-2||.800||7-2 / t2nd
|2004||8-2||.800||7-2 / t2nd||.778|
Glenn Scheutzow is in his 12th season as an assistant football coach at Ohio Northern and his 19th overall.
He works with the linebackers and serves as defensive coordinator at ONU.
Scheutzow is in his second stint at ONU after serving as defensive line coach from 2005-12.
He was the defensive line coach at Division II Tiffin University in 2013 before returning to ONU in the spring of 2014.
Scheutzow has also served as the head coach of the ONU men’s tennis program from 2006-08. He guided the Polar Bears to three OAC Regular Season championships, two OAC Tournament titles, two NCAA Tournament appearances and was named the OAC Men’s Tennis Coach of the Year in 2007 and 2008.
Prior to his coming to ONU, Scheutzow spent six seasons with OAC foe Baldwin-Wallace. There he spent five seasons with the defensive line and one season coaching linebackers.
While at BW he also 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 developed 34 All Conference selections, eight All-Americans and four Conference 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 who started 30 varsity games and was the team’s Most Valuable Defensive Lineman in 1998.
He resides in McComb with his wife Ashley.
Mike Schmitz is in his fifth season as an assistant coach at Ohio Northern and will coach the quarterbacks and serve as offensive coordinator.
Schmitz came to ONU after a 13-year stint as head football coach at Wooster, where he compiled a 74-54 record.
He was named the North Coast Athletic Conference Coach of the Year in 2004 and 2008 and was the Lee Tressel Ohio College Coach of the Year in 2004.
In 2004, he guided the Scots to an 11-1 record and a No. 6 national ranking.
He also served as offensive coordinator at Wooster from 1995-2000.
Prior to his 18 seasons at Wooster, Schmitz enjoyed a highly successful high school coaching career.
He was head football coach at Lexington, Medina, Archbishop Hoban and Rittman high schools from 1976-1995.
Schmitz received his bachelor's degree in education from Bowling Green in 1974.
He and his wife, Peggy, an attorney and partner in the Critchfield Law Firm in Wooster, have two adult children, Joie and Stephen, who work for Under Armor in Baltimore, Maryland.
Former Ohio Northern standout Devin Russell has returned to his alma mater and is in his ninth season as an assistant football coach at Ohio Northern.
He coaches the offensive line.
Russell returns to ONU after coaching stints at John Carroll and NCAA Division I-AA Morehead St.
He served as graduate assistant at Morehead State in 2008, coaching the offensive line.
Russell 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.
While at Ohio Northern, Russell was a three-year letterman and earned All-Ohio Athletic Conference honors as a junior in the fall of ’04.
He married Diane Arnos (PharmD ’07) in June and resides in Harrod.
David Price is in his second season as an assistant coach at Ohio Northern. He will coach the defensive line.
Price spent the previous six seasons as an assistant coach at Hiram College, where he coached the linebackers and defensive line, was the defensive coordinator and associate head coach.
As the defensive coordinator at Hiram, Price helped the Terriers to their best season in 30 years and a top-8 ranking nationally in takeaways.
He has also coached nine All-Conference defensive linemen in seven years.
Price is a 2008 graduate of the University of Akron with a degree in psychology, where as a student he was a walk-on member of the football team.
Price was raised in Charlottesville, Virginia playing football for Albemarle High School from 1999-2002. During his tenure, he was an accomplished football player as a starter at a variety of positions including: defensive line, offensive line and linebacker.
Price earned First Team All-Commonwealth district and First Team All-Central Virginia honors as a junior and a senior. As a senior, Price was a First Team All-Region pick and was selected as a member of the Prep-Star Magazine All-East team.
He currently resides in Ada with his wife, Jackie who is the head coach of the ONU softball team and an ONU alum.
Adam Moses is in his first season as an assistant football coach at Ohio Northern.
Moses came to Ohio Northern after a 3-year stint as an assistant coach at Hiram, where he served as offensive coordinator, wide receivers coach and special teams coordinator in 2016.
He was a graduate assistant coach in 2014 and 2015.
In 2016, the Cuyahoga County native helped the Terrier offense to one of their most prolific in recent memory, as Hiram broke or re-broke a total of nine offensive records.
Under Moses' tutelage, Hiram shattered team marks in passing yards (2,568), passing yards per game (256.8), total offense (3,767), total offense per game (376.7) and first downs (113).
Individually, Moses helped lead senior wide receiver Joshua Philander to the school record in single-game touchdowns (4) and single season TDs (10).
In total, 16 records have been broken or re-broken in Moses' tenure. Additionally, he helped seven players to All-NCAC recognition. He coached a pair of First-Teamers in 2016 as both Philander and junior running back Danny Robinson were honored.
Moses began his coaching career at his alma mater, Waynesburg (Pa.) University in 2013. He worked with the tight ends and wide receivers, where he saw two receivers and one tight end earn All-Presidents Athletic Conference (PAC) honors.
A 2013 graduate of Waynesburg, he completed a highly decorated career as a tight end for the Yellow Jackets. Moses earned three First-Team All-PAC selections, multiple All-Region selections by the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference (ECAC) and D3football.com and three combined preseason and postseason All-American awards. He finished his career with 117 catches for 1,236 yards and 17 touchdowns. In 2014, Moses was named to the PAC's 60th Anniversary team.
Moses graduated with a Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies from Hiram in 2016. In addition, he holds a Bachelor of Science in Sports Management with minors in Communication and Psychology from Waynesburg.
Denny Compston is in his sixth season as an assistant football coach at Ohio Northern and will assist with 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.
He comes to ONU after 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.) and Concord (W.Va.), Urbana, West Virginia Tech, Earlham (Ind.), Valparaiso (Ind.), Manchester (Ind.), Lock Haven (Pa.), Ball State and Defiance.
He was head football coach at Urbana from 1996-2000.
Compston received a bachleor’s degree in biology and chemistry from Defiance and a master’s degree from Ball State in physical education.
A.J. Hatem is in his third season as an assistant coach at Ohio Northern, He will assist with the offensive line and will serve as the co-recruiting coordinator.
Hatem comes to 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 as a strength and conditioning coach at both schools.
Hatem earned his bachelor's degree in exercise science from Shawnee State in 2012 and a MBA in sports management from Defiance in 2015.
Leonard Gleaves is in his second season as an assistant coach at ONU and will serve as the safties coach.
Gleaves was a 4–year starter at Ohio Wesleyan University and finished his career as Ohio Wesleyan’s leader in career interception return yards with 353 return yards.
Gleaves remains the record holder for the longest interception returned for a touchdown in OWU’s history (96 yards).
Kelsey Pope is in his first season as an assistant coach at ONU and will help with the running backs.
Pope was an All-American wide receiver at Samford University and finished his career as Samford’s all-time leader in career receptions with 250 catches. He totaled his career with 2,385 yards receiving and 13 touchdowns.
He remains the record holder for most receptions in a game (17) and is tied for most touchdown in a game (4).
After his graduation, Pope signed with the Arizona Cardinals as an undrafted free-agent in 2014.
David Carroll begins his first season at Ohio Northern, helping coach the tight ends/H-Backs.
Previous to coming to Ohio Northern, Carroll was the wide receivers coach at Otterbein University. During his time at Otterbein, Carroll produced two first team all-conference selections and one second team all-conference selection over a two-year span at Otterbein.
Carroll also gained coaching experience at Pleasant Local Schools in Marion, Ohio, as an assistant varsity football coach, guiding the wide receivers and defensive backs. He helped the football team play to an 11-1 record en route to the conference championship.
A 2014 graduate of Muskingum, Carroll was a two-year letterman for the Muskies as a wide receiver, playing in 25 career games.
A native of Marion, he holds a bachelor’s degree in physical and health education.
Mitch Faine is in his first season as the director of strength and conditioning for the Ohio Northern football team.