Football

Football: Dustin Ward

Dustin Ward

Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks
Alma Mater: Illinois '03
E-mail: dwward18@catawba.edu
Office Phone: (704) 645-4503


Dustin Ward has been hired as Offensive Coordinator for the Catawba Football Program, announced by Head Coach Curtis Walker. Ward comes to Catawba after serving as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at VMI.

While at VMI, Ward mentored Al Cobb, the school’s all-time leading passer. In 2015, Cobb finished 11th in the nation in total yards. Prior to his stint at VMI, Ward served on the staffs at Concord University from 2011-14 and at DePauw University from 2007-10 as offensive coordinator.

Concord posted a 25-12 during Ward’s tenure and twice won conference championships and twice made the NCAA II Playoffs. In 2014, the Mountain Lions won the regional title and advanced to the national semifinals.

Ward coached 32 all-conference performers at Concord, had six all-region selections with five All-Americans. Concord averaged 42.4 points in 2014, which ranked 10th in the nation as he groomed Brian Novak to a finalist for the Harlon Hill Award. Novak threw for 3,730 yards with 33 touchdowns and a 172.33 efficiency, which ranked second in the nation. Novak would surpass Ward’s previous signal caller, Zach Grossi, as the school’s all-time leading passer.

DePauw garnered its first two appearances in the NCAA playoffs during Ward’s time with the Tigers. Compiling a 32-9 record, DePauw won a pair of Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference titles. He coached Spud Dick, the school’s all-time leading passer and a top four finalist for the Gagliardi Trophy, completing 71.3% of his passes and averaging 320.8 yards a game to stand eighth in the nation.

Ward had begun his coaching career at DePauw in 2004 as running backs coach as the Tigers set the school’s all-time rushing record. He served as a recruiting assistant at Indiana in 2005 and as an assistant at Saint Joseph’s College in 2006, helping them to a conference title.

Ward was a four-year letterwinner at Illinois where he graduated in 2003. As quarterback for the Fighting Illini, Ward threw for 1,946 yards and 12 touchdowns in 22 career games. He was a two-time winner of the Chancellor’s Award.

Ward resides in Denver, N.C., with his wife, Katie.

Today's Events

Track/Field @ Finn Pincus Inv. (Day 1),

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January 2

Basketball (M) YOUNG HARRIS (Postponed) 2 p.m.

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January 3

Swimming FROSTBURG ST. (CANCELLED) 

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January 5

Basketball (W) @ Anderson 81-85

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January 8

Basketball (W) @ Tusculum 58-48

Basketball (M) @ Tusculum 73-85

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January 10

Basketball (M) @ Anderson 93-87

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January 12

Basketball (W) CARSON-NEWMAN 78-83

Basketball (M) CARSON-NEWMAN 81-84

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January 15

Basketball (W) NEWBERRY 80-44

Basketball (M) NEWBERRY 63-83

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January 19

Basketball (W) @ Coker 60-56

Basketball (M) @ Coker (Postponed)

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January 21

Track/Field @ Finn Pincus Inv. (Day 1) 

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January 22

Swimming @ Chowan (Cancelled)

Track/Field @ Finn Pincus Inv. (Day 2)

Basketball (W) LINCOLN MEMORIAL noon

Basketball (M) LINCOLN MEMORIAL 2 p.m.

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January 26

Basketball (W) LIMESTONE 5:30 p.m.

Basketball (M) LIMESTONE 8 p.m.

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January 28

Track/Field @ VMI Winter Relays (Day 1)

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January 29

Track/Field @ VMI Winter Relays (Day 2)

Basketball (W) @ Mars Hill 2 p.m.

Basketball (M) @ Mars Hill 4:30 p.m.

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