Drew Dallas is the 18th head coach in Blue Dragon Football history, named to the position on December 31, 2019.
Dallas succeeds Rion Rhoades, who spent 13 seasons at the helm of the Blue Dragons
Dallas was Rhoades’ offensive coordinator and assistant head coach and tight ends coach for the 2019 season, a season that saw tremendous offensive and overall team success, including a five-week stint atop the NJCAA National Rankings – which was a first in Blue Dragon Football history.
The 2019 Blue Dragons finished 10-2, tied for second in the KJCCC and won the Salt City Bowl. Hutchinson’s final No. 3 national ranking was the highest final ranking in the program’s 89-year history.
Dallas comes from a football coaching family. His father, Dave, was a head coach in the KCAC at Ottawa University for eight seasons and Kansas Wesleyan University for 17 seasons. Dave Dallas amassed 132 wins in his time as a head coach.
Under Drew Dallas, the 2019 Blue Dragon offense ranked No. 1 in the Jayhawk Conference and No. 3 in the NJCAA in scoring average at 44.8 points per game. The Blue Dragons were No. 2 in the conference and No. 4 in the NJCAA in rushing offense at 244.5 points per game and No. 2 in the KJCCC and No. 10 in the NJCAA in total offense at 419.6 yards per game.
In addition to the league and national marks this season, Dallas’ offense produced the following team rankings:
+ Points scored – 538 (3rd most in Blue Dragon history);
+ Scoring average – 44.8 points per game (3rd highest);
+ Season rush yards – 2,934 (3rd most);
+ Yards per carry – 5.51 (4th most);
+ Yards per game – 244.5 (4th most);
+ Rushing touchdowns – 42 (Tied school record);
+ Season pass yards – 2,101 (7th most);
+ Season completions – 164 (6th most);
+ Passing touchdowns – 23 (5th most);
+ Completion percentage – 56.9 (5th highest);
+ Total offense – 5,035 (5th most);
+ Total offense per game – 419.6 (5th highest).
Before coming to Hutchinson, Dallas was at NCAA Division II Angelo State University from 2011 to 2018. He coached tight ends in 2011, receivers from 2012-2015 and was Angelo State’s offensive coordinator from 2016-18.
Angelo State won the Lone Star Conference championship in 2014 as well as making it to the second Division II national playoffs. ASC also played in the 2017 and 2018 Heart of Texas Bowls.
As the offensive coordinator, Dallas produced 17 all-conference offensive players. The 2017 team led the LSC with 37.3 points per game. Angelo State ranked seventh nationally in 2017 in total offense and eighth in passing.
One of the top recruiters on the ASC staff, perhaps the top recruit Dallas brought to Angelo State was Markus Jones, who was a two-time LSC all-league player, 2019 Harlon Hill finalist and 2018 Gene Upshaw Award winner.
Before Angelo State, Dallas was quarterbacks and receivers coach at Kansas Wesleyan. As the quarterbacks and receivers coach at KWU, Dallas mentored seven all-KCAC receivers in 2009 and 2010.
During his playing days as a quarterback, Dallas started his collegiate career at Fort Hays State in 2004 and 2005. He finished his collegiate career at Kansas Wesleyan in 2006 and 2007.
Dallas graduated from Salina Central High School in 2004. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Health, Physical Education & Recreation from Kansas Wesleyan in 2009 and his Masters of Education in Educational Administration from Angelo State in 2013.
Dallas and wife, Heather, have two daughters, Hayden (9) and Parker (3) and a son, Cooper (7).