Tim Doup Named Head Football Coach
Title: Head Football Coach
Otterbein University named Tim Doup its new head football coach, Dawn Stewart, director of athletics, released Tuesday.
A 1992 graduate of Otterbein, Doup, 44, takes over the head coaching duties after serving as the team’s offensive coordinator the last nine seasons. He replaces Joe Loth, who resigned after nine seasons to become the head football coach at Western Connecticut State University.
“I am thrilled to have Tim Doup take over the leadership of our football program,” Stewart said. “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.”
Doup, a native of Delaware, Ohio, 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, leading an offense that generated 380 yards and 39 points a game.
“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 over 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. Over the course of his career there, Upper Arlington won five conference championships (1997-2000 and 2002), advanced to the Division I State Final Four in 1997 and 1998, and won the state title in 2000. He was selected Central Ohio Division I assistant coach of the year in 1997. Doup also taught physical education at Upper Arlington from 1998 to 2002.
Other coaching assignments include assistant wrestling coach at Upper Arlington (1991-2002) as well as assistant track coach (1991-95) and assistant football coach (1991-94) at Olentangy High School in Ohio.
A 1992 graduate of Otterbein, with a degree in physical education, Doup was a four-year letterman at center 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. They live in Lewis Center, Ohio.