By TOMMY REZAC
St. Joseph Post
Missouri Western football coach Tyler Fenwick has added three more assistant coaches this week, rounding out his first complete staff as head coach.
Todd Throckmorton will return to Missouri Western as the offensive coordinator. This will mark Throckmorton’s fourth stint as a member of the Griffon coaching staff. He coached a variety of positions for the Griffons from 1990-96, serving as assistant head coach during the 1996 season.
He returned as offensive line coach in 2004 and 05, and then became the tight ends coach in 2009, taking over the offensive line from 2009-2012, and then served as offensive coordinator from 2013-17.
Throckmorton rejoined Fenwick in 2019 at Southeastern Oklahoma, serving as the program's offensive line coach and offensive coordinator. He’s also had coaching stops at Wisconsin-Stevens Point, New Mexico, San Jose State and he was the head coach at Fort Lewis College.
Shane Dowty will join the Griffons as the safeties and special teams coach. Dowty previously served on Fenwick's staff at Missouri S&T.
Dowty spent the 2022 season at Arkansas State, serving as an offensive quality control coach. He spent a year there after coaching on both sides of the ball during his second stint at Missouri S&T from 2019-2021, coaching linebackers in his first year and ending as the quarterbacks coach. He also was the defensive coordinator at Mid-America Nazarene in 2018.
Also, Aaron Bell has been named as the new wide receivers coach for the Griffons. This will be Bell's second stint on the Missouri Western staff, as he served from 2006-2014 as the wide receivers coach.
Since his time at Missouri Western, Bell has spent time at KIPP Legacy High School, Park Hill High School and North Kansas City High School as an assistant football coach.
During Bell's first tenure at Missouri Western, the Griffons posted a 77-31 combined record and made six postseason appearances, including an MIAA championship in 2012. A graduate of Pittsburg State, Bell also played at Missouri State and Fort Scott Community College.
Before Christmas break, Fenwick announced four defensive assistant coaching hires, including Erik Johnson as defensive coordinator. Patrick St. Louis, the only coach retained from Matt Williamson's staff, will shift from coaching offensive line to running backs.
Fenwick was hired by Missouri Western as the new head football coach on December 8.