Football Coach, 1984-94
The third all-time winningest coach in Bulldog football history, Otterbein left his mark on the FSU program by posting a 60-39-3 (.603) overall record during his head coaching tenure from 1986-94. Otterbein, who was the school's defensive coordinator under Dan Underwood for two seasons (1984-85) prior to being named head coach, led the Bulldogs to three consecutive NCAA Division II Playoff Quarterfinal-Round appearances. His best season at the FSU helm came in 1994 as he guided the Bulldogs to an 11-1 overall mark and the school's third consecutive Midwest Intercollegiate Football Conference Championship his final campaign. FSU compiled a 30-4-2 mark during his final three seasons. Otterbein was voted the league's Coach of the Year in both 1992 and 1994 along with attaining NCAA-II Region 3 Coach of the Year accolades both years. As a student-athlete at Hillsdale College, Otterbein earned honorable mention 1978 NAIA All-America accolades and received a National Football Foundation Hall of Fame Scholar-Athlete Award. A four-year letterwinner, he was also named Hillsdale's Most Outstanding Linebacker three consecutive seasons. Since leaving FSU, the Southfield Lathrup High School product spent seven seasons as the recruiting coordinator and running backs coach at Ball State University. Most recently, he returned to the GLIAC in 2002 as the head coach at his alma mater, Hillsdale, where the team recorded an impressive 8-3 overall mark and placed third in the league during the 2007 season. Prior to his arrival at FSU, Otterbein also held assistant coaching positions at both Central Michigan and Hillsdale.