Lou StokesOffensive line
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)