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Matt Franzen

Crete, Nebraska

Matt was selected to serve as the university's next Director of Athletics. Matt has served as the Head Football Coach at Doane since 2006. 


Chris Bessler

Crete, Nebraska 

Chris was selected to be the Head Football Coach at Doane, taking over the position from Matt Franzen '94 who was recently named Doane Athletic Director. Bessler was previously the Defensive Coordinator under Coach Franzen for the past eleven years. 

Jodi Boyd DeBoer

Beatrice, Nebraska 

Jodi is the new Head Softball Coach at Southeast Community College in Beatrice, Nebraska. 

Troy Ruhrer

Gilbert, Arizona

Troy was promoted to Chief Financial Officer and a member of the Executive Leadership team at Isola Group in Chandler, Arizona. 

Donald L. Coleman Sr.

Donald L. Coleman, Sr. ’95L

Lincoln, Nebraska

April 12, 2018



Amanda Renshaw McKinney

Beatrice, Nebraska 

Amanda was featured in the new documentary Eating You Alive on April 5, 2018.

Kelcie Lindahl Keeling

David City, Nebraska 

Kelcie is now the Director of the David City Chamber of Commerce.

Jess Buller

Kremmling, Colorado 

Jess's 501 (c)(3) non-profit was recently awarded a $1.5M, three-year 21st Century Community Learning Center grant to bring 5th day programming to 4-day week schools in Colorado. 

Megan Keaton Ebke

Lawerence, Kansas

Megan joined the new Topeka Center for Advanced Learning and Careers in the Teaching as a Profession pathway this year. The new building is opening as part of her district's push to prepare students for life after high school through career and technical education. The district currently offers nine pathways and plans to expand to include more! 

James T. Widdelfield

Minden, Nebraska 

James is the new Minden Public Schools Superintendent.