Coach Profile: Bishop Ward's Tim Dorian 1/4
By Dion Clisso PrepsKC Managing Editor
This past season Tim Dorian was able to fulfill a dream. The Bishop Ward coach returned to his alma mater and took over the football program where he played a few decades ago.
Dorian left Schlagle where he had turned the Stallions into winners in his three years as head coach. In his final season at Schlagle his team went 7-2 winning the KCK-Atchison League. The Stallions opened the season winning its first six games and finished with a perfect 5-0 league mark.
This past season Bishop Ward struggled to a 0-9 mark but the Cyclones did get better as the season went on with its best showing coming late in the season in a 26-12 loss to Sumner.
Dorian is KCK football man through and through. He graduated from Ward, has coached at Piper and Schlagle and now has returned to Ward to be the head coach. He said he has learned a lot from the coaches he has played for and worked with in his career.
“All the coaches I have had in all sports have influenced my life,” Dorian said. “I had a lot of respect for them teaching and coaching me. I learned the most influential things like leadership from my high school coach. His name is Coach Joe Passantino.”
While wins and losses are important, it’s not what drives Dorian to do the best for his program.
“What I love about coaching is the challenge of getting young people to push themselves to limits they didn’t know existed,” Dorian said. “My philosophy about coaching is that it is my job to make sure the staff gets the players in positions to be successful. That starts from them being in class on time, being respectful to others, believing in themselves, and finishing whatever they start.”
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