David Biever with the Wilkes football team

Biever Named Head Football Coach

David Biever was named head coach of the men’s football team in January, succeeding Jonathan Drach, who is continuing his career at Union College in New York. Biever joined the football program in 2014. “I am very excited about the opportunity to lead the Wilkes University football program into the future,” said Biever. “Our players had a great spring and we are ready to add our new class to the football family for a successful fall season.”

Scott Musa, director of athletics, said of Biever’s new role, “With his hard work and dedication to the team and recruitment, we knew David earned his shot as head coach. And that’s proven to be the right decision because he’s done a phenomenal job already, and the team and the community really love him.” Musa added, “It’s been a very smooth transition.”

Biever said of the future of Wilkes football, “The opportunity to lead these young men and recruit a new group is exciting, and I’m really looking forward to the next phase of our program. We’re going to play with relentless effort and focus on working hard, building a competitive team and getting better every day,” he added.

Biever served under two head coaches at Wilkes, first Coach Trey Brown then Coach Drach. Prior to his Wilkes career, he served at East Stroudsburg under legendary head football Coach Dennis Douds, the winningest coach in NCAA football with 263 career victories.

“By supporting our student-athletes to develop and grow as athletes and professionals, we are able to represent Wilkes University in the best way possible.” Biever said.

Read the full story and watch the interview with Coach Biever on Wilkes Athletics News.