There’s so much more to coaching a football team than fitness, games and practices. Elbert Kern is a God-fearing man who not only coaches his team on the field, but coaches them through the challenges of life.
Photo courtesy of Elbert Kern
Elbert Kern (center), in his sixth year as assistant MBU football coach, stands with his sons, Zach Kern (left), sophomore sports management major, and Malik Kern (right), junior sports management major, who both play football at MBU.
With Nike’s slogan being “Just Do It,” the Missouri Baptist University athletic department has just done something big, moving to an all-Nike gear contract.
Photo by Jordan Hall
Pictured is an example of the gear Missouri Baptist University athletic teams are wearing after the university struck a deal this fall with the company and a Texas-based factory-direct sports equipment company called BSN.
With three different sports requiring a turf field, Missouri Baptist University’s athletic department is looking to deliver with the second-phase construction of Spartan Field.
Photo by Stacy Rohan
Construction for Spartan Field started in 2013 and already hosts sporting events such as soccer and lacrosse games, and it plays host to the MBU football team’s practices. The next step is looking toward hosting MBU football games.
With Missouri Baptist University’s football team preparing for game 7 of its 2016 schedule on Saturday, Oct. 15, at 1 p.m., against the Olivet Nazarene Tigers in Bourbannais, Ill., MBU Timeline’s Aaron Feeley — a reserve tight end on the team — recaps the Spartans’ first-ever winning streak.
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