Entering his 15th season at BC, offensive line coach Lou Stokes continues to put together a blocking unit that is at the heart of the BC offense. Since his arrival in 1987, the Beavers have averaged better than 300 yards per game in total offense nine times, four of those seasons averaging better than 400 yards per game.
Since joining the Heartland Conference in 1998, Bluffton has led the league in rushing in all but one season thanks to Stoke's offensive line's blocking, and a BC running back has won the individual rushing title every season.
Stokes was a standout offensive lineman for BC in the early 1970s. In 1972 he helped lead Bluffton to a conference championship and was named first team All-NAIA District 22.
Stokes teaches health and physical education at Ottawa-Glandorf High School. He lives in Ottawa with his wife Melanie.
Belle Center H.S. (Belle Center, Ohio), 1965
B.A., Bluffton College, 1973
M.A., University of Dayton, 1985
1973-75 Celina H.S. (def. coord.)
1976-78 Bucyrus H.S. (head coach)
1979-87 Ottawa-Glandorf H.S. (head coach)
1988- Bluffton College (off. line)