Dan Hovestol – CommissionerDan

Bio: Dan has been serving as Commissioner of the Northern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (NIAC) for the past 21 years. Born and raised in Williams Bay, WI, Dan spent his formative years and working career at various levels within the athletics world. A graduate of Bemidji State University, Dan spent 24 years (1990-2014) at Oak Hills Christian College (Bemidji, MN) in a variety of positions. Under his leadership, the athletic program at OHCC was first introduced and he served as the school’s Athletic Director for 17 years (1997-2014). Dan also served as men’s basketball coach for 10 years (1997-2007) where his teams accomplished 4 conference championships and the school’s only national title (ACCA) in 2005-06. Dan resides in Bemidji, MN with his wife, 8 children and 6 grandchildren. He presently serves as Vice Chairman of the Association of Christian College Athletics (ACCA) in addition to being on staff with the Mokahum Ministry Center (Cass Lake, MN) and as an independent Enrollment Management Consultant. Contact:, (218)368-6806

Jordan Nowell – Assistant Commissioner (Trinity Bible College)Coach Jordan Nowell

Bio: Jordan is the men’s basketball coach at Trinity Bible College in Ellendale, ND.  This is his 10th season at the school.  He is married to Rachael Nowell and has a son named Jalen and another child on the way.  Jordan is originally from Tulare, SD where he grew up on his parent’s farm.  He graduated from Trinity in 2007 where he played four years for the Lions.  Some of his biggest basketball achievements include: 2005-2006 NIAC Player of the Year, 2005-2006 NCCAA Scholar Athlete, 2007-2008 NIAC Coach of the Year, 2008-2009 NIAC Coach of the Year, 2009-2010 NIAC Coach of the Year, 2012 NCCAA North Central Region Champions, 2011-2012 NCCAA North Central Region Coach of the Year, 2013-2014 NCCAA North Central Region Coach of the Year

Rachael Nowell – Secretary (Trinity Bible College)Coach Rachael Nowell

Bio: Rachael feels blessed in having the opportunity to coach basketball at Trinity Bible College for the past seven years. Each year has been challenging and rewarding in new ways. She’s been honored coaching alongside her husband, Jordan, who coaches the Trinity men’s team. They’ve enjoyed the platform coaching has provided in sharing their love for sports with their son, Jalen. Mentoring student-athletes is something both Rachael and Jordan feel called to and it is a joy to fulfill that calling at TBC. Rachael played four years collegiately for TBC and graduated with an undergrad in Physical Education then furthered her education at the American Public University with a Master’s of Science in Exercise Science. During Rachael’s tenure in the NIAC, TBC women have won five consecutive conference championship banners and have made two National Christian College Athletic appearances.

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