SALINA — The KCAC is losing its dean of football coaches.
Kansas Wesleyan’s Dave Dallas, who just completed his 17th season as head coach, tendered his resignation on Sunday.
Dallas compiled a 94-79 record at KW, 85-65 in conference play. The Coyotes were 4-7 overall in 2013 and were 15-18 over the last three years. His last winning season was 2010 when the Coyotes were 7-3, 6-3 in the conference. He had only four losing seasons during his tenure
Dallas guided the Coyotes to KCAC championships in 2001 and 2002 when they were 8-1 in the KCAC, 8-3 overall.
He also led KW to 8-2 records in both 2005 and 2006, going 7-2 in the KCAC in both years.
Dallas’ son, Trey, was a senior quarterback this past season for the Coyotes.
According to today’s The Salina Journal, Dallas said the time had come for him to embrace a new challenge. He said he would like to find another head coaching job, but wouldn’t be adverse to being an assistant.
Prior to Kansas Wesleyan, Dallas coached in the KCAC at Ottawa University, where he was 38-39. He succeeded Ron DuPree as Kansas Wesleyan coach in 1997.
Dallas’ lead assistant, defensive coordinator Bob Frey, reportedly will be serving as interim head coach and indicated to The Journal he’s interested in the job on a permanent basis. He coached the Salina Bombers to the Champions Professional Football League’s title game this past spring. He was a one-time head coach at Tri-State University in Indiana.
Dallas is the second KCAC coach to step down since the end of the season. McPherson College’s Pete Sterbick resigned his position after two years the week after the season. Defensive coordinator Steve Fox recently was named as his replacement.