Dan Pifer
Biographical details
Born (1972-01-11) January 11, 1972 (age 48)
Celina, Ohio
Alma materCalifornia University of Pennsylvania (1995)
Playing career
Head coaching record
Overall34–28 (college)
4–11 (UIFL)
Tournaments0–0 (NCAA D–II playoffs)
0–1 (NCAA D–III playoffs)
Accomplishments and honors
2 MIAA (2015–2016)

Dan Pifer (born January 11, 1972) is a former American football coach. He most recently served as the recruiting coordinator at Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio in 2018. Previously, Pifer served as the head football coach at Walsh University in North Canton, Ohio in 2017 and at Olivet College in Olivet, Michigan from 2012 to 2016 and was the head coach for the United Indoor Football league's now-defunct Fort Wayne Freedom.[1]

Pifer was an assistant offensive coordinator, running backs coach, and strength and conditioning coach for former Fort Wayne Freedom and Trine University head coach now Athletic Director Matt Land. He has served as quarterbacks coach in the past. He was a 1990 graduate of Celina High School.[citation needed]

Head coaching recordEdit


Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Olivet Comets (Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association) (2012–2016)
2012 Olivet 0–10 0–6 7th
2013 Olivet 6–4 2–4 5th
2014 Olivet 6–4 3–3 T–4th
2015 Olivet 9–1 5–1 T–1st
2016 Olivet 9–2 6–0 1st L NCAA Division III First Round
Olivet: 30–21 16–14
Walsh Cavaliers (Great Midwest Athletic Conference) (2017–2017)
2017 Walsh 4–7 4–3 4th
Walsh: 4–7 4–3
Total: 34–28
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title
Indicates BCS bowl, Bowl Alliance or Bowl Coalition game.


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