Doerffler Continuing Fort Wayne Family Football Legacy

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – At just 27 years old Jason Doerffler can easily blend in with the high school players he now leads as the new head football coach at Northrop.
A former quarterback at Concordia playing under his father, Dean, Jason threw for over, 4,200 yards as a player. He was an all-state pick as a senior in 2005 before going on to play college baseball at IPFW.
After serving four seasons as an assistant coach at Northrop, Doerffler was named the program’s new head coach in January. He succeeds Tim Martone, who was let go after the 2013 season following a 2-8 campaign. The Bruins went 12-28 in Martone’s four seasons.
According to the IHSAA’s enrollment numbers for the 2013-14 football season, Northrop was the 22nd-biggest school in the state with 2,181 students. Locally, only Homestead was bigger with 2,260 students. Still, success on the football field has been hard to come by for Northrop. The Bruins haven’t won an SAC title since 1977 and haven’t had a winning season since 2003.
Doerffler, whose father and uncles are well-known in the Fort Wayne high school football, is looking to take what he learned from his playing days and apply it to Northrop starting August 22 when the Bruins open the 2014 season at East Noble.

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