Bishop Ward High School

Bishop Ward Football Program Changes Hands

April 1, 2016 (Kansas City, Kan.): Bishop Ward High School Head Football Coach, Tim Dorian ’79, will step down as coach for next season. Dorian has been building the football program for the last four years as head coach taking the team to the bi-district play-off game in 2013. As a former player of the program, Dorian is a loyal alumnus who believes in the future of the program and the school.

Coach has powered through the last four years building confidence and belief among his players while remaining optimistic along the way.  It often takes a few losing years to create a championship program; just ask the Royals.  Although the Cyclones have struggled with their record and number of wins, the overall attitude about the football program continues to remain positive.

Thanks to Coach Dorian, his student-athletes never lost faith and nearly 12 players have gone on to play at the next level. He was an inspiration to many as he taught them how to fight to become winners –on and off the field. His work has set the stage for future success on the field in the years to come.

“We are very sad to see Coach Dorian leave, but we are so thankful for the time he spent with our students and the groundwork he laid for future football teams in Cyclone Country. He was a strong mentor for our students and truly embodied what it means to be a Cyclone,” said Bishop Ward President, Fr. Thomas Schrader, O. Carm.

Kameron Ridley, current Athletic Director and assistant under Coach Dorian for the last three years, will be taking over as head football coach for the 2016 season.

Ridley is originally from Dalton, Georgia and attended the University of St. Mary where he graduated with a B.A. in History and Secondary Education. While at St. Mary he was a captain of the football team and received honorable mention for the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference running back.

"I would like to thank Tim for all of his hard work, dedication to the football team, and the opportunity to learn underneath him. I am excited to take on this new journey and continue to build upon the foundation he has laid,” said Coach Ridley.

Coach Ridley will take over the Spring workouts and be adding to his coaching staff for next season.