Editor's note: This is the first in a series of nine stories previewing each of the GPAC football teams besides Hastings College. The previews begin with Dordt and go up from the bottom of the preseason conference rankings. See Tuesday's Tribune for Briar Cliff.
After going 2-9 in its fourth season of varsity football, Dordt made a change at the head coaching position.
New head coach Greg Youngblood was hired to help make the Defenders a competitive team in the GPAC.
"We want to keep that program moving forward. We know we have a long way to go still with four years of varsity football," Youngblood said at the GPAC media day earlier this month in Lincoln. "With the great level of football in the GPAC, we know that we've got a lot of work ahead of us."
Youngblood, the second coach in Dordt football's short history, was the head coach at Waldorf College from 2007-11. At Waldorf, Youngblood tallied five wins in the previous two seasons — one more than Dordt has in its program's history.