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Waldorf Offensive Line Coach Leaves for Alma Mater

Roehrich warms up with his offensive lineman before a game against Valley City State in Forest City, Iowa on Oct. 17, 2020. (Photo credit to Kristine Kingland)

By Zach Throne

Kevin Roehrich first arrived in Forest City in July of 2017; then-head coach Josh Littrell hired Roehrich to be his offensive line coach after Roehrich played and coached with Littrell at Doane College in Crete, Nebraska from 2009-2016.

Joining Littrell on his staff as the offensive line coach, he had spent the previous four seasons in the same position while adding run game coordinator to his title in 2020.

He recently accepted a co-offensive coordinator position at his former school: Doane College.

During his time at Waldorf, Roehrich’s position group helped lead to four consecutive rushing titles in the North Star Athletic Association. They also broke the school record for rushing yards in a season multiple times.

“Coach Roehrich was a crucial part of teaching the running game to the offensive line and the offense as a whole,” said quarterback Tyler O’Hara. “Our O-Line had a great year this season, and Coach Roehrich had a lot to do with that.”

The Grand Island, Nebraska native also aided the football program with various media skills, including drone-flying and Photoshop skills. He would create graphics for incoming recruits, gameday posters and other work.

“His impact on the program really went under the radar,” said wide receivers coach and former quarterback Hilton Joseph. “I am going to miss Kev, but I am happy to see him getting a promotion and going back home.”

Roehrich’s time with the program and community might have only lasted four years, but the memories and impact will last much longer.

He also worked jobs as a bartender at Shooterz Bar & Grill in Forest City and at Storby Seed just outside Lake Mills.

“Kev is a genuinely great guy and coach,” said Joseph. “Our offense was awful before him and Littrell got here. Everybody knows him as a good dude, and I am going to miss working with him every single day.”

Coach Finley and the Waldorf program are still in the coaching search process to fill Roehrich’s position.