Announced by McPherson College Athletic Director Doug Quint on December 26th, Paul Mierkiewicz will be the next head coach for Bulldog Football; Mierkiewicz will be Mac’s 30th head coach in the program’s history.

Announced by McPherson College Athletic Director Doug Quint on December 26th, Paul Mierkiewicz will be the next head coach for Bulldog Football; Mierkiewicz will be Mac’s 30th head coach in the program’s history.
“It was evident in the interview that Paul was our guy,” said Quint.  “His values, philosophies, and vision are just what we need to lead this football program.  We feel very fortunate to land a guy that has been a successful collegiate head coach at the NAIA level.  I look forward to the stability he brings and watching him build this program back to where it needs to be.”
“I’m truly honored for the opportunity to be the next football coach at McPherson College,” said Mierkiewicz.  “I want to thank President Schneider and the entire athletic administration for giving me this chance.  My entire family is excited to be a part of the McPherson community.”
Mierkiewicz’s most recent head coaching stint came at his Alma Mater, Loras College, where he led the Duhawks from 2011 to 2013.  For the past year, he has been an assistant coach at Dubuque Hempstead High School in Iowa.
Prior to coaching for Loras, Mierkiewicz was the head coach for Hastings College from 2001-2011; he guided the Broncos to a record of 65-41, accruing the third most wins in the history of the program while leading the program to two NAIA postseason playoff berths.  The team’s best season came in 2009 when they finished 9-3; that squad earned NAIA All-Academic Team honors with a team Grade Point
Before he became head coach of Hastings, Mierkiewicz was the offensive coordinator for the Broncos for three seasons.  The team posted a 27-5 record during that time and 12 school records were broken by the offense; they spent most of the 1999 season as the No. 1 team in the NAIA.  Mierkiewicz also served as the assistant to the athletic director from 1998-2001.
His first college coaching job came in 1994 when he was named the offensive coordinator at Loras College; he was involved with the program from 1994-1998.
Mierkiewicz earned his Bachelor of Arts in Physical Education in 1989 and his Masters of Physical Education with an emphasis in Athletic Administration in 1995, both from Loras College.
He moves to McPherson with his wife Heather and two daughters, Jensen and Abigail.
“With the rich tradition at McPherson College, I see great things in store for the football program and I can’t wait to lead the Bulldogs into the future.”