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Roy Manning named NIU running backs coach

Roy Manning named NIU running backs coach

By Brian Earle | January 16, 2013

With the departure of former football coach Dave Doeren and some of his staff to North Carolina State, there are a number of coaching vacancies that need to be filled. New football coach Rod Carey filled one of those spots Wednesday, when Roy Manning...

Huskies shine in fourth quarter

By Brian Thomas | October 2, 2012

Over the course of NIU football’s last three games, the fourth quarter has been its time to shine. As the games go on, the Huskies seem to be more physical on both sides of the football compared to their opponents, as they outlast them and pour it on...

Coach’s corner: Lynette Moster

By Mike Romor | October 2, 2012

Lynnette Moster is no stranger to success on the court. The three-time All-ACC Georgia Tech outside hitter trained with the U.S. national team and played professionally in Puerto Rico following her college days. After a brief, successful stint as Olivet...

Assistant volleyball coach talks about his first season at NIU

By Mike Romor | October 1, 2012

Both assistant coaches left NIU volleyball after the 2011 season, but coach Ray Gooden quickly rebuilt a strong supporting cast. Former Lakeland College standout player and coach Joe Julkowski jumped from Division III to Division I by taking an assistant...

Volleyball coach Ray Gooden works with the team during a match last season.

Coach’s Corner: Ray Gooden talks women’s volleyball and DJ’ing

August 29, 2011

DeKALB | Ray Gooden just entered his tenth season as head coach for the NIU women's volleyball program. The veteran coach spared some time to chat with the Northern Star to discuss coaching, hobbies and his future in this week's installment of Coach's...

NIU baseball coaches camaraderie goes back 20 years

NIU baseball coaches’ camaraderie goes back 20 years

By Jimmy Johnson | April 27, 2011

Behind every head coach, there's always a continuously working staff that isn't too far behind. For NIU skipper Ed Mathey, his assistant coaches provide him input that's vital in his team's preparation. "It's a very open forum," Mathey said. "I always...

NIU Assistant football coach Kevin Kane imbues youth into team

March 30, 2011

NIU head football coach Dave Doeren has always held a liking for Kevin Kane. From recruiting him as a player at Kansas, to having him on staff at Wisconsin for the past three seasons, Doeren has always found a spot for Kane. "He's a hard-working guy,"...

After going 35-83 at NIU, Ricardo Patton will not be returning as the Huskies head coach next season.

That’s that, Pat: Basketball coach Patton fired

By Andrew Singer | March 9, 2011

Ricardo Patton received his walking papers from NIU on Wednesday, four seasons and 83 losses after being hired as the men's head basketball coach. NIU Athletic Director Jeff Compher confirmed through that Patton will not return next season....

Coach’s Corner with NIU women’s tennis head coach Ryun Ferrell

March 2, 2011

Ryun Ferrell is in his third season as NIU women's tennis head coach. After leaving Drake with a Missouri Valley Conference record of 51-19, Ferrell joined NIU to help rebuild the current program. Ferrell spoke with the Northern Star to discuss his time...