Andrew Ehling, Director of Athletics at McPherson College, is pleased to announce the hiring of Jeremiah Fiscus to be the next Bulldog head football coach.
Ehling and the Bulldogs didn’t take long, nor did they have to look very far, to find a replacement for Coach Paul Mierkiewicz, who resigned following the Bulldogs’ final game last weekend. Fiscus is a former Bulldog, who played for the college from 2006 – 2007, under coaches Dave Cunningham, and Brian Ward.
Upon graduation from McPherson, he was hired as a graduate assistant at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana, where he was the running backs coach. After earning a master’s degree in sports administration from Northwestern State in 2010, Coach Fiscus was hired as a graduate assistant at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth. While at TCU, he earned another master’s degree, this one in educational administration, and worked for head coach, Gary Patterson, as assistant offensive line coach and recruiting assistant.
In the two seasons he was with TCU the Horned Frogs won two Mountain West Conference championships, won the Rose Bowl, and the Poinsettia Bowl. He coached two All-Conference offensive linemen, and the MWC offensive player of the year, Andy Dalton.
After two years with the Horned Frogs, Coach Fiscus was hired by Henderson State University, in Arkadelphia, Arkansas. He spent six seasons with the Reddies, in a multitude of positions. He worked as director of equipment operations, team travel coordinator, NFL liason, OL/TE/FB coach, recruiting coordinator, and offensive coordinator. During his time there, the Reddies won three GAC championships, had three NCAA D2 playoff appearances, and twice were #1 in scoring offense in NCAA D2 football.
Coach Fiscus is 2003 graduate of Stafford High School in Kansas, was a multi-sport standout, lettering in track and field and football. After high school, he attended Dodge City Community College, playing for the Conquistadors during from 2003-2005. After getting his associate degree at DCCC, Coach Fiscus transferred to McPherson College, where he played two seasons and finished his education, graduating in 2008 with a Bachelors of Science in education.
When asked about what it means to come back and coach at his alma mater, Coach Fiscus remarked, “My family and I couldn’t be more happy or proud that I have been selected to be the head football coach at McPherson College. It’s an honor to come home and lead our program.” He added, “I would like to say thank you to the administration and hiring committee that have allowed me this opportunity. McPherson College was a spring board into the world and I plan to use the things I have learned at the various places I’ve worked to progressively move the program forward.”
“Coach Fiscus understands what it takes to be successful at McPherson College,” Ehling remarked. “He’s proven to be a relentless recruiter and focused on building relationships with the student-athletes, campus, and community.”
Coach Fiscus is married to Jessie and they have a daughter Lennox (2), and another child set to arrive in May. They are currently making plans to relocate to McPherson in the near future.
Fiscus’ Coaching Resume
2018 Bluestem High School Head Coach
2017 Henderson State University Offensive Coordinator / Recruiting Coordinator
2016 Henderson State University Offensive Coordinator / Recruiting Coordinator
2015 Henderson State University Offensive Coordinator / Recruiting Coordinator (GAC Champ., NCAA DII Playoffs)
2014 Henderson State University Assistant Coach
2013 Henderson State University Assistant Coach (Great American Champion, NCAA DII Playoffs)
2012 Henderson State University Assistant Coach (Great American Champion, NCAA DII Playoffs)
2011 Texas Christian University Graduate Assistant (Mountain West Champion, Poinsettia Bowl Champion)
2010 Texas Christian University Graduate Assistant (Mountain West Champion, Rose Bowl Champion)
2009 Northwestern State University Running Backs Coach
2008 Northwestern State University Graduate Assistant
Texas Christian University - M.S. Educational Administration
Northwestern State University – M.S. Sports Administration
McPherson College – B.S. Education
Dodge City Community College – A.A. General Studies