Tyler Chapa named Waldorf Interim Head Football Coach

The longest-tenured assistant coach on the Waldorf football staff is getting a promotion. Waldorf University announced this afternoon that Tyler Chapa has been named the interim head coach for the 2023 season. This comes after the university was made aware former head coach Chase Paramore, who had yet to coach a game, was leaving for a different opportunity.

“(Waldorf University) is so thankful to have Tyler Chapa, a veteran coach, lead the charge at this time,” said university athletic director Chad Gassman.

Chapa is a former NCAA Division I defensive back, playing for Abilene Christian from 2013-2015. He finished his playing career for Doane University in Crete, Nebraska, before getting his start as a coach for the same university.

The story of Chapa reaching this point as Waldorf’s interim head football coach dates back over a decade and spans from Iowa down the Central Daylight Time zone to San Antonio, Texas. Chapa is a 2012 Earl Warren High School graduate, where former Waldorf coach Josh Littrell was the offensive coordinator and assistant coach from 2007-2013.

Littrell then moved on to coach offense at Doane until he was named the Waldorf football coach in June 2017. Chapa was drawn to Doane by his former high school coach and was later recruited to Littrell’s staff at Waldorf before the 2019 season.

By: Tyler Clouse –

Chapa has served many different roles and has worked his way from the bottom for three different head coaches at the Forest City university – now getting this opportunity to lead the Warriors as the interim head coach.

Chapa’s Warriors will open the season in 79 days when they host Briar Cliff for community night at 6:00 PM.





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