2011 Football
 

2011 Football

Record: 5-6 Home: 3-2 Away: 2-4 KCAC: 5-4
 
 
 
 
 
2011 Football Coaches
 
Dave Dallas Image
Dave Dallas - Head Coach - 15th Season
Phone: 785-827-5541 x. 3172
Toll Free: 1-800-874-1154
Email: dallas@kwu.edu
 
Dave Dallas has been at Kansas Wesleyan since the start of the 1997 season, and been in the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference (KCAC) since 1989, also coaching at Ottawa University. He is the longest tenured coach in the KCAC. Since coming to Wesleyan, Dallas has racked up a 79-61 record with the Coyotes, good enough for second all-time in total coaching wins at KWU.
 
Dallas' overall coaching record is 117-100-1 in 22 years, 14 at KWU and eight at KCAC rival Ottawa University, where he was 38-39-1. Since coming to KWU, Dallas has captured two KCAC Championships in 2001 and 2002, and guided the Coyotes to their only two NAIA Post Season Championship berths in those same years. Dallas was named the 2001 KCAC Coach of the Year.
 
CAREER COACHING RECORD
Year
Overall
KCAC
OTTAWA UNIVERSITY
1989 - 1996 (8 SEASONS)
1989
3-7
3-6
1990
5-5
5-4
1991
5-5
5-4
1992
5-3-1
5-3-1
1993
6-4
5-3
1994
6-4
6-2
1995
7-3
5-3
1996
1-8
1-7
At OTT
38-39-1
35-32-1
KANSAS WESLEYAN
1997 - PRESENT (14 SEASONS)
1997
0-9
0-8
1998
6-3
5-3
1999
2-7
2-6
2000
7-4
6-3
2001
8-3
8-1
2002
8-3
8-1
2003
4-6
4-5
2004
5-5
5-4
2005
8-2
7-2
2006
8-2
7-2
2007
5-5
4-5
2008
6-4
5-4
2009
5-5
4-5
2010

7-3

6-3

at KWU
79-61
71-52
Total
117-100-1
106-84-1
KCAC CHAMPIONSHIPS
During his tenure at Wesleyan, Dallas has coached six NAIA All-Americans, and over 190 All-KCAC players, including six KCAC Players of the Year. One of Dallas' team goals is for the players to complete their degrees, and Dallas has coached 27 NAIA All-American Scholar Athletes since 1997 at KWU.
 
Dallas played his collegiate football at Missouri Western, and began his coaching career there as a graduate assistant for two seasons in 1983 and 1984. After finishing his degree at MWSU in 1984, Dallas spent one season at Truman State University (then Northeast Missouri State) in 1985, as the Bulldogs captured the MIAA title that season with an 8-3 overall record, and 5-0 in the MIAA.
 
After taking a year off from the college ranks to coach at Rolla High School in Rolla, Mo., Dallas became defensive coordinator and recruiting coordinator at Graceland University in Lamoni, Iowa, for two seasons, before taking the head coaching job at Ottawa in 1989.
 
Dallas took over the reigns of the Ottawa University program, and spent eight years at the leadership of the Braves, as they went 38-39-1 during his tenure.
 
In 1997, Dallas took over a struggling Kansas Wesleyan program that had gone 4-26 the previous three years before his arrival. In just four years, in 2001, Wesleyan captured its first KCAC title since 1982, and made the school's first ever NAIA Post-Season appearance.
 
Dallas is active in the American Football Coaches Association, serving on the AFCA-NAIA board. Dallas currently serves as President of the AFCA-NAIA and is a rater for the NAIA Top-25 Football Poll.
 
Dallas and his wife Kelly live in Salina, and have four children Drew, Casey, Trey, and Molly.










 
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Chris Snyder - Assistant Head Coach - 2nd Season
Offensive Coordinator
Phone: 785-827-5541 x. 3173
Toll Free: 1-800-874-1154
Email: chris.snyder@kwu.edu
 
Chris Snyder has been the Offensive Coordinator and Assistant Head Coach at Kansas Wesleyan since December, 2009.
 
Snyder came to Kansas Wesleyan from Mendocino College (Calif.), where he served as Offensive Coordinator for six seasons from 2004 to 2009. While at Mendocino, the Eagles finished in the Top 15 in the state of California in total offense each of the last six seasons. Mendocino finished the 2009 season ranked third in California in total offense, averaging 475.3 yards per game in ten games, second in passing yards per game, averaging 334.6 yards per game and sixth in points per game at 39.7. His teams won Bay Valley Conference Championships in 2005 and 2007 and were Mid-Empire Conference Champions in 2009.
 
Before Mendocino, Snyder coached four seasons at Doane College (Neb.) as quarterbacks coach.
Coach Snyder began his coaching career as a player/coach for the Baden Bruins in Vienna, Austria in the spring of 2000.
 
Snyder holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass Communications and Sociology from Doane College, and a Master of Arts degree in Journalism from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
 
He resides in Salina with his wife Michelle and daughter Tessa Ruth.
 
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Bob Frey - Assistant Coach - 2nd Season
Defensive Coordinator
Phone: 785-827-5541 x. 3176
Toll Free: 1-800-874-1154
Email: bob.frey@kwu.edu
 
Bob Frey has been Defensive Coordinator at Kansas Wesleyan since 2010.
 
Frey came to Kansas Wesleyan after spending one season at Anna Maria College in Paxton, Mass., where he was assistant head coach and offensive coordinator for the Amcats in their inaugural season of football in 2009.
 
Prior to Anna Maria, Frey spent three seasons at Olivet College (Mich.) as offensive line coach. While at Olivet, Frey helped the Comets win the 2007 Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) Championship and make an appearance in the NCAA Division III playoffs.
 
Frey also spent one year as defensive coordinator for the now defunct Kalamazoo Xplosion of the Continental Indoor Football League.
 
Prior to his tenure at Olivet, Frey spent three seasons at Tri-State University (now Trine University (Ind.)) as head coach, compiling a 2-28 record.
 
Before Tri-State, Frey spent nine seasons from 1994-2003 at MacMurray College (Ill.) as Head Coach. Frey excelled during that time, leading his team to six Conference Championships, including four-straight from 1996 to 1999. Frey compiled four of the best win-loss records in the program's history, including trips to the NCAA Division III Playoffs in 2001 and 2002. Frey's 1998 team led Division III in scoring. He was named Illini-Badger Football Conference Coach of the Year in 1998, 2001, and 2002, as well as being named the Co-Coach of the Year in 1996, and was honored as the SLIAC Football Coach of the Year in both 1997 and 1998. Prior to becoming head coach at MacMurray, Frey was defensive coordinator for the Highlanders for five seasons from 1990 to 1994.
 
Frey also previously held coaching positions at Manchester College (Ind.), Edgewood High School (Ohio), and at Mount Union College (Ohio) where he began his coaching career in 1985.
 
He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Mount Union College in Physical Education and Health in 1985.
 
He has three children Mary, Emily and Billy.
 
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Mike Lango - Assistant Coach - 2nd Season
Assistant Coach, Defensive Line
Phone: 785-827-5541 ext. 3178
Toll Free: 1-800-874-1154
Email: mike.lango@kwu.edu
 
Mike Lango has been an assistant football coach at Kansas Wesleyan since 2010.
 
Prior to Kansas Wesleyan, Lango coached at Minnesota State - Moorhead in 2009, and previous to that he coached one season at Gavilan College (Calif.) in 2008.
 
Lango attended Gavilan College after graduating from San Benito High School in 2004, where he played for his father John. Lango then transferred to California Lutheran in 2006, where he played two seasons.
 
Lango has master degree work from Minnesota State - Moorhead.
 
The native of Hollister, Calif., currently resides in Salina.
 
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Rex Pippenger - Assistant Coach - 12th Season
Assistant Coach, Offensive Line
Phone: 785-827-5541 x. 3176
Toll Free: 1-800-874-1154
Email: rex.pippenger@kwu.edu
 
Rex Pippenger has been an assistant coach with the Coyotes since the 2000 season. He has served as a volunteer coach since then, and now has moved into a non-volunteer position.
 
Before joining the KWU Staff, Coach Pippenger taught and coached in USD 379, Clay Center, Kansas, as a elementary physical education teacher, and a throwers coach for Clay Center Community High School. He also served as head football and strength and conditioning coach from 1995 to 1999.
 
Before Clay Center, Pippenger spent 11 years in the Pleasanton School District as a teacher and as the Head Football and Assistant Basketball Coach.
 
Pippenger holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education with a minor in Biology from Baker University.
 
His wife's name is Kathy and they have three children, Sarah, Megan and Chase.
 
 
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Brice Vignery - Assistant Coach - 1st Season

Phone: 785.827.5541 ext 3174
Email: brice.vignery@kwu.edu

Brice Vignery has been an assistant coach for the Kansas Wesleyan Coyotes since 2011. He came to Kansas Wesleyan after most recently coaching at Butler Community College in El Dorado, Kan. He is responsible for coaching the wide receivers for the Coyotes.

Vignery is a native of Concordia, Kansas. He finished his collegiate playing career at Kansas State University in 2009. He graduated from K-State in December 2010 with a degree in Elementary Education with an emphasis in Social Science.

Before playing at Kansas State, Vignery played for Butler Community College during the 2006 and 2007 seasons, during which time the Grizzlies went 23-1 with two conference championships and two Region VI championships, as well as the 2007 national championship.

Vignery is the son of Kenneth and Cindy Vignery. He has two brothers, Brent and Blake, and a twin sister Blair Vignery.

 
Jason McWilliams - Assistant Coach - 1st Season

Jason McWilliams has been an assistant coach for the Kansas Wesleyan Football team since 2011. His primary responsibilities are coaching the linebackers and strength and conditioning.

McWilliams spent one season as a student assistant coach for the Coyotes in 2010 after playing two seasons for the Coyotes in 2007 and 2008. McWilliams missed the 2009 season with an injury. In two seasons with the Coyotes, McWilliams averaged 5.3 tackles per game and earned All-KCAC honors in 2008.

Football is no stranger to McWilliams, who has played the game for over 18 years. In high school at Canton High School in Canton, Texas, McWilliams played outside linebacker for four years and received All-District, All-Region and All-State honors.

At Kansas Wesleyan, McWilliams is nearing completion of his Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics and plans to pursue a MBA degree after graduation.