Athletics Department Staff

Lynn Hall
Lynn Hall

Lynn Hall '82

Director of Athletics / Assistant Professor of Health & Fitness

(812) 866-7385


Originally from Tipton, Ind., Lynn Nichols Hall '82 coached volleyball and basketball at Salem High School for five years before returning to her alma mater to teach and coach in 1987. She served as Hanover's head volleyball coach for 12 seasons, earning Conference Coach of the Year three times; Hall also led her teams to three conference championships. She became director of women's athletics in 1996 and was named the first director of athletics for both the men's and women's athletic programs in 1998.

Hall and her husband, Chris, live in Madison, Ind. They are the parents of three sons, Nathan, Nick and Noah.


BA, Hanover College 1982 (History)
MA, Indiana University 1987 (Education)

Teaching Areas / Expertise / Specializations:

Health & Fitness 101
Secondary Methods of PE & Health
Steve Baudendistel
Steve Baudendistel

Steve Baudendistel '01

Head Football Coach

(812) 866-6829


Steve Baudendistel '01 has been a member of the Panther coaching staff for ten seasons. This is his second season as the Panther's head coach. The Panthers finished second in the HCAC last season. He has spent two seasons coaching the linebackers and seven coaching the defensive backs. The Panther defense finished sixth nationally in interceptions per game in 2008 and 11th in 2011. Baudendistel also serves as the athletic department's strength and conditioning coordinator.

Prior to returning to his alma mater, he coached WR's at HCAC rival Anderson University for one season. Baudendistel and his wife, Rachael '02, live in Hanover with their son Logan.


B.A., Hanover College - 2001
M.S., Sports Administration, Ball State University - 2005
Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength & Conditioning Association - 2005


"An examination of the stretching practices of Division I and Division III college football programs in the midwestern United States." The Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research (2009) Volume: 23, Issue
Dee Dee Bomholt
Megan Carlton
Tony Carlton
Candace Clayton
Candace Clayton

Candace Clayton

Associate Athletic Trainer

(812) 866-6824


Candace Clayton joins the Panthers for her third year as associate athletic trainer. Her primary assignments include football, men's basketball and softball.

Candace spent her first two years at Hanover with the men's and women's soccer teams and the men's lacrosse team. She also covered the Heartland Conference Men's Tennis Championship, track & field events, NCAA DIII Cross Country Championships and assisted with other teams throughout the year.

Candace earned her bachelors of arts in 2008 from Purdue University in Health and Kinesiology. Shortly afterward, she moved to Texas to earn her master's degree from Stephen F. Austin State University.

In 2012, just prior to her graduation from SFA, Clayton became a board certified athletic trainer. She is a current member of the National Athletic Trainers' Association, the Great Lakes Athletic Trainers' Association and the Indiana Athletic Trainers' Association. Clayton is licensed by the state of Indiana to practice as an athletic trainer.


Stephen F. Austin State University, Master of Science, Athletic Training, 2012
Purdue University, Bachelor of Science, Health & Fitness and Health Promotions, 2008

Teaching Areas / Expertise / Specializations:

BOC - Certified Athletic Trainer
National Academy of Sports Medicine- Corrective Exercise Specialist
Graston Technique M1
American Heart Association BLS Instructor
American Heart Association BLS Healthcare Provider
Benjamin Cullen
Benjamin Cullen

Benjamin Cullen

Football Defensive Coordinator

(812) 866-7375


Ben Cullen begins his second season with the Hanover College football program in 2013. He continues to work with the offensive line and coordinate the offense.

During the 2012 season, The Hanover offense was 2nd in the HCAC in points per game (36) total offense (412.4) passing yards per game (272.9).

Seven offensive players received All-HCAC honors. 1st team: Daniel Passafiume, Spencer Corrao. 2nd team: Colton Zeck, Dexter Britt, Ryan Hahn, Dwayne Eubanks. HM: Shawn Gibson.

Cullen came to the Panthers from Fort Lewis College (NCAA II) in Durango, Colo. During his two years at Fort Lewis, he served the football program as assistant head football coach, defensive coordinator, defensive line coach and academic coordinator.

Prior to joining the Fort Lewis staff, Cullen served for three years at Marian University (NAIA) in Indianapolis. During his tenure, he served as the co-defensive coordinator, defensive line coach and equipment coordinator. Cullen helped start the Marian program, which posted a winning record in two of its first three seasons. Three of Marian's defensive linemen earned all-conference recognition under his direction. He also coached a first-team NAIA All-America selection.

Prior to joining the Marian staff, Cullen served for eight years as an assistant coach at Anderson University (NCAA III). He worked as the team's defensive coordinator for six seasons. During those seasons, Cullen mentored the defensive line (2001-02), linebackers (2003-04) and defensive backs (2005-06). He also coached the offensive line (1999) and defensive line (2000) at Anderson.

Cullen worked alongside current Hanover College head coach Steve Baudendistel in 2002 while at Anderson University.

During his time at Anderson, Cullen helped more than 20 student-athletes earn All-HCAC accolades. Two of those student-athletes were named to the first team NCAA Division III All-North Region and one was chosen as a All-American. In 2001, Anderson won its last HCAC championship.

The Tell City, Ind., native earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Indianapolis (NCAA II) in 1998 after being a four-year starter for the Greyhounds.

Recruiting Area:

Indiana Counties

Indiana Schools
Beech Grove
Indian Creek

Kentucky Counties


B.S. Physical Education, 1998, University of Indianapolis
Scott Cutter
Scott Cutter

Scott Cutter

Assistant Men's Basketball Coach/Intramural Director

(812) 866-7384


Scott Cutter is in his sixth season as an assistant coach with Hanover's basketball program. He serves as the recruiting coordinator and has proven to be highly successful at the college level. Along with Head Coach Jon Miller, the two have recruited several all-conference level players and two players named Conference Players of the Year.

Additionally, Cutter is highly involved in several other areas including practice planning, game preparation and mentoring current players on their academic work.

He previously served as an assistant under Coach Miller at Defiance College (Ohio) from 2003-2007. Cutter also served as an assistant coach at Ohio Wesleyan University during the 2008-09 season.

In addition to working numerous basketball camps in the region and on the West Coast, Cutter has served as director of the Greater Columbus (Ohio) Basketball Camp and was associate director of the summer camp at Defiance. He also has worked camps at Stanford University (Calif.), Gonzaga University (Wash.), University of Cincinnati, Xavier University and Miami University (Ohio).


Bachelor's degree: Wilmington College (Ohio), 2002; master's degree: Defiance College, 2007.
Andy Dalton
Caroline Durham
Mike Foy
David Green
Monica Green
  • Monica Green
  • Associate Director of Student Life for Multicultural Affairs and Co-Director of the Benjamin Templeton Scholarship Program and Cheerleading Sponsor
  • (812) 866-7025
Monica Green

Monica Green

Associate Director of Student Life for Multicultural Affairs and Co-Director of the Benjamin Templeton Scholarship Program and Cheerleading Sponsor

(812) 866-7025


Why I think Hanover is a good choice:
You can't go wrong with a liberal arts education. Hanover College provides the perfect environment to experience a variety of unique academic genres. From the humanities to foreign languages, pre-professional advising programs in business, law, health science and exercise science, Hanover students will find the challenge they need academically in a classroom with less than 20 students. Now that is an experience that may be hard to find or duplicate on other college campuses.

I also appreciate Hanover College's commitment to the community and to multicultural awareness. The school has a great legacy of uplifting and educating students from diverse ethnic backgrounds and cultural communities.

Since coming to Hanover, I have discovered the legacy of Benjamin Templeton. He was the first African-American to attend Hanover in 1832, only five years after the College's founding. Templeton became an important leader of the free black community of Philadelphia through the 1850's. He went on to become the pastor of Second African Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia, Pa., which he served until his death in 1858. Wow, what a legacy of leadership!

Hobbies and Interest:
I love music of all kinds and spend much of my time listening to and searching for new and unique music. I call myself a part-time poet and closet spoken-word artist. I love to write and express myself through words. I have always been a fan of movies and theater. I also serve as the co-leader of a young women's mentorship program called the Sisters' Circle.

Travel Territory:
Kentucky, Tennessee, Texas, Florida, Georgia and the remainder of the southeastern and southwestern continental U.S.


I received my bachelor of arts degree in African and Diaspora Studies from Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tenn., and spent four years working in development, alumni relations and undergraduate admission for my alma mater. Although I am new to the Hanover community, I have thoroughly enjoyed my time here and see great value in the Hanover academic and social experience.
James Hautman
  • James Hautman
  • Assistant Football Coach and Assistant Track & Field Coach
  • (812) 866-7373
John Jones
John Jones

John Jones

Associate Athletic Director/Assistant Women's Basketball Coach/Horner Center Coordinator

(812) 866-7382


John Jones is in his 10th season as an assistant coach for the Panthers.

A former player at Marian College (Ind.), Jones has collected more than 15 years experience as a teacher, coach and administrator at the secondary and collegiate levels.

Jones has a dual role at Hanover, also serving as associate athletic director. Prior to joining the Hanover athletic department staff, he served three years as athletic director at Southwestern High School in Hanover.

He graduated from Marian in 1991.
Molly Jones
Molly Jones

Molly Jones '86

Head Women's Basketball Coach and Assistant Athletic Director/Instructor of Health & Fitness

(812) 866-7386


Molly Jones is in her 28th season as a collegiate head coach and in the midst of her 17th on the Panthers' sidelines. Inching toward 400 career victories, she has accumulated a 252-166 record at her alma mater, including a 148-91 (151-91?) record in Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference games.

Through the past five seasons, Jones has led Hanover's program to more than 100 victories. Under her guidance, the Panthers have had four consecutive seasons with 20 or more wins (2009-2013), including a school-record 25 wins in 2010-11. Since 2008, Hanover has won more conference games (81) than any other team in the league.

The Panthers have reached the HCAC championship game in six consecutive seasons. Last year's squad finished as the No. 2 seed in conference play with a 14-4 record and fell in the finals of the league tournament.

Jones has coached 22 different all-conference athletes while at Hanover, including two Heartland Conference most valuable players. Last year's squad featured the HCAC freshman of the year, Jessie Davidson.

Jones got her start coaching in 1987 at Marian University and compiled a 134-121 record in 11 seasons with the Knights. As her 28th campaign begins, Jones has compiled a career
record of 386-287.

She and her husband, John, have three children. Kelsey (21), a senior at Hanover, Tyler (18) and Coleman (14).
Ricky Kneebone
Lindsay Letner
Skip Lichtfuss
Skip Lichtfuss

Skip Lichtfuss

Head Men's Lacrosse Coach

(812) 866-7371


Inducted into the U.S. Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 1993, Lichtfuss was an all-American player at Washington & Lee University (Va.) in the 1970's.

He was a three-time all-American and four-time 1st team all-South Atlantic Conference selection at the University from 1971-74. He played in the USCLA from 1975-84, earning all-league honors five times while leading the Mount Washington (Md.) Lacrosse Club to three championships.

He played on the U.S. national team at the World Championships in Manchester, England, in 1978. He later came out of retirement to play for the MILL's Pittsburgh Bulls in 1990.

Lichtfuss has served as a coach at every level of play - from youth leagues to the national team. He served as a member of the U.S. national team's coaching staff for the World Championships in 1994. He guided Mount Washington for 22 years, leading the squad to three USCLA titles as a coach while producing 11 national team players and winning 207 games (.716). He also served two seasons as general manager of the MILL's Pittsburgh Bulls and coached six all-pro players while leading the Baltimore Thunder for three seasons.

He served as a member of the U.S. Lacrosse Board of Directors from 2000-08 and has been a member of the organization's hall of fame selection committee since 1999. He is the only coach to be a member of the selection committee for every U.S. national team since 1986. Currently, he is serving as the Chair of the Men's National Team Committee for US Lacrosse.

Lichtfuss is also a member of the Virginia Lacrosse Hall of Fame, Greater Baltimore Chapter of the U.S. Lacrosse Hall of Fame and the Washington & Lee Athletic Hall of Fame.


M.Ed., University of Delaware, 1978

B.A., Washington & Lee University, 1974
Jon Miller
Jon Miller

Jon Miller '97

Men's Head Basketball Coach

(812) 866-7387


Former Hanover standout Jon Miller is in his seventh season as the Panthers' head coach. He is the 21st coach in Hanover's basketball history and only the third on the Panthers' bench since 1965.

Miller's first six seasons have been marked by the program's return to its traditionally high standards. After finishing with only nine wins in his initial season, the program has averaged close to 18 wins per season over the last four years.

This success has also been the case in Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference action. Over the last five years, his Hanover program has had the most wins in the HCAC. His teams have compiled an impressive 63-23 record (73 percent) during this stretch.

In addition to the winning record, his teams have excelled statistically in a number of different categories as well. Traditionally considered one of the top defensive teams in the conference, during the 2012-13 season the team utilized a more up-tempo offensive attack and led the league in scoring at close to 80 points per game. During the 18-game HCAC season, the team enjoyed an average margin of victory of nearly 16 points per game.

Miller's teams have also consistently ranked at the top of the conference as well as nationally in fewest turnovers per game. Individually, several players over the past five seasons have been honored as all-conference players and three have joined the Hanover College 1,000 career-points club.

Academically, the program has achieved at a high level. In the 2011-12 school year, the team achieved its highest ever team GPA, and Michael Case was the named the program's first-ever Academic All-American.

In addition four times in the past five years a player in the program has been honored with the college's prestigious Most Outstanding Senior Male Athlete Award (Jake Inman, Mitchell Meyer, Michael Case and Ryan Nowicki.) This award is presented annually by the College to the senior male athlete who has best combined to achieve both as an athlete in his sport and in the classroom.

Miller, a 1997 Hanover graduate, returned to his alma mater after five seasons as the head coach at Defiance College (Ohio). He guided the Yellow Jackets to a 19-8 overall record in 2007-08, including the school's first outright Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference championship (13-3).

The National Association of Basketball Coaches' Midwest District named him coach of the year, as did the Heartland Conference for the accomplishment. Miller's squads posted a 67-63 record during his stint at Defiance, including a 36-17 record through his last two seasons with the program.

He was a four-year starter and three-time all-conference selection at Hanover during the mid-1990s. Voted the team's most valuable player after the 1996-97 campaign, Miller helped the Panthers earn NCAA tourney appearances in both 1995 and 1996.

A two-time team captain, he was a three-year recipient of the Hanover Scholar-Athlete Award and the college honored him as the Most Outstanding Senior Male Athlete in 1997. In addition to basketball, Miller also played four years of baseball while at Hanover, earning the team's most valuable player award in 1996.

Following his collegiate playing career, Miller served as the top assistant at DePauw University from 1997 to 1999. He then joined Hanover's staff as an assistant in 1999.

While on the Panthers' sidelines, he helped the Panthers earn three consecutive Heartland Conference championships and three berths in the NCAA III national tournament. The program notched a 78-10 record during that span.

He and his wife, Angela, a 1997 Hanover graduate, reside in Madison, Ind., with their children Luke, Jack and Audrey.


Bachelor's degree: Mathematics, Hanover College, 1997;
Master's degree: Recreation and Sports Management, Indiana State University, 1999.
Ryan Miller
Adam Murphy
Andre Nash
  • Andre Nash
  • Football Offensive Coordinator and Assistant Director of Residence Life
  • (812) 866-6807
Josh Payne
  • Josh Payne
  • Head Men's & Women's Cross Country Coach and Assistant Track Coach/Instructor of Health & Fitness
  • (812) 866-7383
Josh Payne

Josh Payne

Head Men's & Women's Cross Country Coach and Assistant Track Coach/Instructor of Health & Fitness

(812) 866-7383


2011 brought new changes for the Hanover College cross country and track & field programs. Since 1998, Josh Payne served as head coach for both programs but that fall he stepped into an assistant's role with the track & field program.

During his tenure in cross country, Payne has produced 40 all-Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference runners, nine all-region honorees and guided the women's team to three HCAC championships. In addition, his athletes have been named NCAA Division III academic all-Americans 30 times.

Payne is a four-time recipient of the Heartland Conference coach-of-the-year honor and has produced four NCAA qualifiers. 2005 saw Leah Peelman become the first All-American with a 7th place finish in the national championship meet.

In track & field, Payne has led 33 athletes to all-conference status, nine athletes to national-qualifying marks and two HCAC most valuable athletes. In 2005, Hanover produced its first NCAA all-American, when Peelman finished fourth in the 10,000-meters at the NCAA Championships during her junior year.

Hanover athletes have also set school records in 25+ events and notched three HCAC records. The 2011 ladies outdoor team won the HCAC Championship for the first time in school history, with Jane Burnell earning Freshman of the Year Honors.

Prior to coming to Hanover, Payne was an assistant at Anderson University, his alma mater. While at Anderson, Payne assisted in coaching multiple all-conference performers and national qualifiers in both cross country and track and field.

As a collegiate student, he was a two-time all-American and a four-time all-conference selection in cross country before graduating with a degree in biology.

In 1996, Payne earned his master's degree in physical education at Eastern Illinois University, where he assisted with the cross country and track & field programs.

Payne, the 1990 Ohio High School Division III state champion in the 1,600-meter and 800-meter runs, resides in Madison with his wife, Jennifer and daughters, Lydia, Mallory and Michaela.
Wayne Perry
  • Wayne Perry
  • Head Men's and Women's Golf Coach/Assistant Professor of Health & Fitness
  • (812) 866-7376
Brian Power
Brian Power

Brian Power

Head Men's and Women's Track Coach and Assistant Sports Information Director

(812) 866-6817


Brian Power joined the Hanover College athletic department staff in 2011 to lead the Panthers' men's and women's track & field programs.

Under Power, the women's track & field team has won two indoor track & field Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference championships. The team also claimed a third-straight Heartland Conference championship during the 2013 outdoor season. The conference named Power its 2012 and 2013 HCAC women's track & field coach of the year for both the indoor and outdoor seasons.

During the 2013-14 season, the Panthers set 10 school records led by then-junior Briahna Chambers' national qualifying mark of 5.67 meters (18'07.25"). Chambers was the first Hanover College field athlete to qualify for the NCAA DIII championship and the second Hanover athlete ever to do so. Five women earned All-HCAC honors, while eight earned Second Team All-HCAC honors. On the men's side, one student earned All-HCAC, while four earned Second Team All-HCAC honors.

In 2013, the Panthers swept the both the men's and women's freshman of the year honors for indoor and outdoor. Chambers set 10 new records and was the HCAC outdoor female track athlete of the year. This was the third consecutive season a Hanover student won that honor.

Led by Chambers, the Panthers broke 30 school records during the 2012-13 season. Under Power's tutelage, one of the men earned All-HCAC honors, while five were Second Team All-HCAC. Eight women earned All-HCAC honors and three more were named Second Team All-HCAC.

During the 2012 outdoor season, Power coached three All-HCAC athletes, one honorable mention HCAC athlete and the women's freshman track athlete of the year.

He comes to Hanover after serving as track & field and cross country coach at the International School of Indiana since 2007. His teams yielded 18 academic all-state athletes, three all-state cross country runners and a sectional champion.

He is a 2003 graduate of DePauw University. While at DePauw, Power was a four-year member of the track & field and cross country squads. He earned the cross country team's Coaches Award in 2002.

Power also has completed course work for a master's degree in English literature at Eastern Illinois University.

Coach Power serves as the USTFCCCA Great Lakes women's cross country representative.

He is a USTFCCCA Certified Track & Field Coach.


DePauw University/B.A.
Eastern Illinois/M.A.


Peter Preocanin
Peter Preocanin

Peter Preocanin

Head Women's Volleyball Coach/Physical Therapist

(812) 866-6860


Hanover head coach Peter Preocanin has led Hanover's volleyball program for the past 13 seasons. Prior to becoming head coach in 1999, he served as an assistant with the squad for four seasons.

A two-time recipient of the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference's coach of the year honor, Preocanin led the Panthers to their first ever berth in the NCAA DIII national tournament in 2007. He also lead them to the HCAC's regular-season and tournament championships in 2007 and regular-season championship in 2011.

The Heartland Conference named him coach of the year in 2004 and 2008. Since 2004 his team has not fallen out of the top half in the HCAC conference regular season. Preocanin earned his 200th NCAA victory as the coach of the Panthers in 2013.

A former standout player, he was part of the McMaster University Varsity Volleyball Team that captured the Ontario Provincial championship and posted fifth-and sixth-place finishes in the Canadian Championships. During his years at McMaster, Preocanin captured all-provincial honors every year he competed and all-Canadian recognition in his final two seasons of college. In 1992, he earned an invitation to the Canadian National Team Trials.

Preocanin was the first male volleyball player to be inducted into both his high school's (Hill Park 2011) Athletic Hall of Fame and his University's (McMaster 2012) Athletic Hall of Fame.

Before coming to Hanover, he served as an assistant coach with a Division I program in Ontario, Canada, and guided a 16-18-year-old club women's team for three seasons.

Preocanin holds bachelor's degrees in chemistry and physical therapy.


BSc. Chemistry
BHSc. Physiotherapy
Wayne Racine
Eric Richardson
Eric Richardson

Eric Richardson

Assistant Men's Basketball Coach

(812) 866-7388


The 2014-15 season marks Eric Richardson's third on the Hanover sidelines. Richardson was a four year starter at guard at Milligan College (Tenn.) from 1993-97. Following his playing career, he worked for six seasons as an assistant coach at Gardner-Webb University (NC) and Elon University (NC). While at Gardner-Webb, the Bulldogs earned a South Atlantic Conference title and a berth in the NCAA II tournament. He later helped with the program's transition to NCAA I and an eventual Atlantic Sun Conference crown. Richardson now works in educational sales and resides in Scottsburg, IN with his wife Kristen and their children Kaden and Ellie.
Shayne Stock
Shayne Stock

Shayne Stock

Head Baseball Coach

(812) 866-7374


Shayne Stock is in his fifth season guiding Hanover's baseball program. A former Hanover assistant coach, he had previously served as head coach at Transylvania University (Ky.) for four seasons.

Stock, who led the Panthers to 19 wins in his first season, inherited the Hanover program from hall-of-famer Dick Naylor, who guided the Panthers from 1970 to 2005.

Stock was an assistant coach under Naylor from 1999 to 2001. He became the head coach at Transylvania prior to the 2002 season and guided the Pioneers to a 67-85 overall record, including a 45-30 mark in the past two seasons.

He was named the HCAC coach of the year in 2004 after leading Transylvania to a school-record 28 wins (28-11).

The Pioneers were 17-19 overall and 9-10 in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference in 2005.
Before joining Hanover's staff, Stock served as an assistant coach at DePauw University from 1997 to 1999 and was an assistant coach at Clarksville High School (IN).

A former middle- and high-school teacher, Stock earned a bachelor's degree in secondary education from Southern Indiana University in 1997. He earned a master's degree in education from Indiana University Southeast in 2004.

Stock was an all-Great Lakes Valley Conference pitcher and team captain at Southern Indiana. He helped the Screaming Eagles earn two trips to the NCAA Division II Midwest Regionals.
James Watts
Matthew Wilkerson