Athletic Department

Pat Riepma - 1961-2015

Pat Riepma - 1961-2015

On July 14, 2015, Northwood University lost Pat Riepma after a lengthy and courageous battle with cancer. Pat spent over 21 years at Northwood and was the all-time winningest coach in football history (95 wins) as well as the long time Athletic Director.  While his achievements on the field and on behalf of the athletic department are impressive, Pat will be forever remembered for the person he was. Pat was a passionate, spiritual man who inspired thousands of people even before he became sick. While Pat is gone, his mantra of “Go MAD”- Go Make a Difference, will live on.

Thank you for everything, Coach Riepma. We will "Keep Fighting." And we will "GO MAD."

Tributes To Coach Riepma

Northwood's Pat Riepma had huge impact on the people he touched - by Fred Kelly, Midland Daily News

Mlive Story on Coach Pat Riepma - by Hugh Bernreuter, MLive

Detroit News Story On Coach Pat Riepma

Our view: A fitting way to honor coach Pat Riepma - Midland Daily News

Riepma had special relationship with MCTV - by Ron Beacom, MCTV - Midland Daily News

Farewell to a 'brother' - by Don Winger, Midland Daily News

Riepma's legacy will continue to 'make a difference' - Midland Daily News - by Fred Kelly, Midland Daily News

WNEM - TV5 Tribute to legendary Northwood Coach Pat Riepma

WJRT - TV12 Story On Pat Riepma