• 11 NCAA Div. III national team championships
  • 32 NCAA Div. III individual championships
  • 176 Iowa Conference titles
  • 23 Iowa Conference all-sports titles

Ron Schipper

Ron Schipper Head football coach, 1961-96
Athletics Director, 1965-93
Inducted October 25, 2002

In 36 years as Central's football coach, Schipper compiled a 287-67-3 record (.808), one of the highest totals in NCAA history.

Schipper piloted the Flying Dutchmen to a NCAA record 36 consecutive winning seasons. His Central teams won a record 18 Iowa Conference championships with 12 NCAA Division III playoff berths, winning the 1974 national crown and placing second in 1984 and 1988.

Schipper was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2000. He was president of the 8,000-member American Football Coaches Association in 1994 and served on the group's board of trustees for 10 years.

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