A 1992 graduate of Otterbein, Tim Doup ’92, 44, takes over the head coaching duties after serving as the team’s offensive coordinator the last nine seasons. He replaces Joe Loth ’91.
“Tim has worked tirelessly as an assistant coach and understands the challenges in front of him. He is ready to further the competitiveness of this football program by providing an environment rooted in discipline and accountability,” said Athletic Director Dawn Stewart.
Doup, a native of Delaware, OH, has been a key ingredient in the recent uptick of Otterbein football, putting together a potent offense that averaged 30 points and 370 yards a game over the last five seasons.
The Cardinals compiled a 49-42 record over his nine seasons as offensive coordinator, including a 9-2 record in 2008 and 8-2 in 2009. The 2008 squad made the NCAA Division III playoffs for the first time in school history. Doup was named Ohio Athletic Conference assistant coach of the year in 2008.
“I am excited and thankful that the administration has entrusted me with this job,” Doup said. “Coach Loth has laid a solid foundation and I look forward to working with this administration, football staff and a great group of players.”
Doup brings more than 20 years of football coaching experience to his new position. Before returning to his alma mater in 2003, he served eight seasons as an assistant football coach at Upper Arlington High School in Ohio from 1995 to 2002. Throughout the course of his career there, Upper Arlington won five conference championships and won the state title in 2000.
Doup was a four-year letterman at center at Otterbein and served as football captain his senior year. He received his master’s degree in the art of teaching from Marygrove College in 2002.
Coach Doup, and his wife, Helyn, have three children: a son, Colton, 11, and 9-year-old twins, son, Kaden, and daughter, Kennedie.