Gabe Eliserio

Associate Head Coach/Defensive Coordinator/Recruiting Coordinator

Coaching Background

Prior to coming to Dordt College, Eliserio spent two years at his alma mater, Sterling College, where he was the special teams coordinator and defensive secondary coach. The Warriors ranked 1st in the conference for scoring defense in 2010 and 2011 as well as 4th in the nation for pass defense efficiency with senior Mike Talton, earning All-American honors. The Sterling special teams ranked 1st in the nation for PAT kicking 2011.

Eliserio spent 2009 and 2010 at Dordt College as defensive secondary coach. The 2009 Dordt defensive secondary ranked 5th in the nation for pass defense.

Coaching Philosophy

Coaching at Dordt College allows me to use football as an avenue to minister to the young men in our football program by encouraging them to know and serve Christ. 

Defensively, we will create an atmosphere of hard work, discipline, execution, and camaraderie.

Athletic Background

Moon Valley High School in Phoenix, Arizona
Eastern Arizona College (Letterman)
Sterling College (All-Conference DB and VSN Senior Bowl Selection)
Sterling College Warrior Award Recipient for faith, academics, and athletics

Academic Background

B.S. in exercise science from Sterling College in 2008
M.A. in education and sports management from East Central University in 2010