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Dawson Tabbed as Bulldogs New Head Baseball Coach


By: McPherson College Athletics


McPHERSON, Kan. ( — Former McPherson College assistant coach Chris Dawson has been named the program’s new head baseball coach, director of athletics Josh Daume announced Friday (May 12).

Dawson returns to McPherson College following a brief stint as the head coach at fellow KCAC member Southwestern College.

“We are excited to have Coach Dawson back at McPherson,” Daume said. “It was clear as we went through the process that Chris has a great vision for Bulldog Baseball and will represent McPherson College in a first-class manner.”

Dawson first came to McPherson College in 2019 as an assistant. He took over as the hitting and infield coach in 2022, along with co-interim head coach Andrew Pratt, and helped set a program record with 40 wins in 2022. He was responsible for daily player development plans for hitters, infielders, and baserunning and coached a program record of eight all-conference selections and one first-team NAIA All-American. He also improved stolen base numbers in two of the three seasons he was with the Bulldogs.

Before his time at McPherson, he spent two seasons at crosstown rival Central Christian College. While with the Tigers, Dawson coached a Sooner Athletic Conference Gold Glove winner,

At Southwestern College, Dawson was responsible for all fundraising initiatives for the baseball program, raising $40,000 in his lone season.

“Chris has strong recruiting ties to the area and will place an emphasis on recruiting the type of student-athlete that will succeed on the field and most importantly in the classroom,” Daume said. “Welcome back Coach Dawson!”

Dawson graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Liberal Studies from Central Christian College in 2015 and a master’s degree in Sports Administration in 2020 from East Central University in Ada, Okla.