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Drake Bulldogs hires Todd Stepsis as head coach

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher


The Drake Bulldogs has hired Todd Stepsis as the team’s new head football coach. He had spent the last five seasons as the team’s Defensive Coordinator.


He replaces previous head coach Rick Fox. He resigned from the position on Dec. 10.


“Todd distinguished himself from an incredible applicant pool because of his familiarity with our program and the vision he shared for the future of Drake football,” Drake director of athletics Brian Hardin said. “Todd has directed the best defense in our league for many years, but he has also consistently developed the young men in our program academically, socially, and mentally.  Todd has been an excellent fit at Drake and I look forward to seeing the heights to which he will lead our program.”

He is the 27th head coach in team history. Following the holiday break, he will be introduced to the local media as head football coach.


This past season, Stepsis led a defense that ranked ninth in scoring defense with 19.1 points per game. They were also ninth in total defense with 296 yards per game.


Stepsis joined Drake after working six seasons as the Saginaw Valley State Cardinals Defensive Coordinator. He also worked as an assistant coach for eight seasons with the Capital University Crusaders.


He began his coaching career with the Otterbein Cardinals football team.


“I cannot express how excited, appreciative and honored I am to be the next head football coach at Drake University,” Stepsis said. “I’ve been fortunate for 20 years to have a job that doesn’t feel like work and these past five years have taken my love of coaching football and mentoring young men to a whole new level. Our student-athletes, coaches and University are so special and I can’t wait to get back from break so we can get after it.”

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