Administration

Dan Hovestol – PresidentDan

Bio: Dan has been serving as President of the Northern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (NIAC) for the past 15 years. Born and raised in Williams Bay, WI, Dan spent his formative years and working career in various levels of the athletics world. A graduate of Bemidji State University, Dan spent 24 years (1990-2014) at Oak Hills Christian College (Bemidji, MN) in a variety of positions. Under his leadership, the athletic program at OHCC was first introduced and he served as the school’s Athletic Director for 17 years (1997-2014). Dan also served as men’s basketball coach for 10 years (1997-2007) where his teams accomplished 4 conference championships and the school’s only national title (ACCA) in 2005-06. Dan resides in Bemidji, MN with his wife, 4 children and 2 grandchildren. He presently serves as Vice Chairman of the Association of Christian College Athletics (ACCA) in addition to being on staff with the Mokahum Ministry Center (Cass Lake, MN) and Director of Enrollment Management for Montana Bible College (Bozeman, MT). Contact: danh.niac@gmail.com, (218)368-6806

Jordan Nowell – Vice President (Trinity Bible College)Coach Jordan Nowell

Bio: Jordan is the men’s basketball coach at Trinity Bible College in Ellendale, ND.  This is his 10th season at the school.  He is married to Rachael Nowell and has a son named Jalen and another child on the way.  Jordan is originally from Tulare, SD where he grew up on his parent’s farm.  He graduated from Trinity in 2007 where he played four years for the Lions.  Some of his biggest basketball achievements include: 2005-2006 NIAC Player of the Year, 2005-2006 NCCAA Scholar Athlete, 2007-2008 NIAC Coach of the Year, 2008-2009 NIAC Coach of the Year, 2009-2010 NIAC Coach of the Year, 2012 NCCAA North Central Region Champions, 2011-2012 NCCAA North Central Region Coach of the Year, 2013-2014 NCCAA North Central Region Coach of the Year

Rachael Nowell – Secretary (Trinity Bible College)Coach Rachael Nowell

Bio: Rachael feels blessed in having the opportunity to coach basketball at Trinity Bible College for the past seven years. Each year has been challenging and rewarding in new ways. She’s been honored coaching alongside her husband, Jordan, who coaches the Trinity men’s team. They’ve enjoyed the platform coaching has provided in sharing their love for sports with their son, Jalen. Mentoring student-athletes is something both Rachael and Jordan feel called to and it is a joy to fulfill that calling at TBC. Rachael played four years collegiately for TBC and graduated with an undergrad in Physical Education then furthered her education at the American Public University with a Master’s of Science in Exercise Science. During Rachael’s tenure in the NIAC, TBC women have won five consecutive conference championship banners and have made two National Christian College Athletic appearances.

Jeremy Anderson – Treasurer (Oak Hills Christian College)                  Jeremy Anderson

Colby Simonsen – Sports Information Director (Trinity Bible College)Coach Colby Simonsen

Bio: Colby is the Sports Information Director and Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach at Trinity Bible College. He has been at Trinity for 5 years. Colby also attended Trinity from 2006 to 2010 where he played four years of basketball for the Lions. Colby is married with one son who was born in August. Colby’s wife Kylie is also a Trinity Alumni who played four years of basketball for the Lady Lions. Colby is currently pursuing his Masters of Science in Sports Management.

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