MidAmerica Nazarene Pioneers
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MidAmerica Nazarene Pioneers
MidAmerica Nazarene Pioneers
UniversityMidAmerica Nazarene University
ConferenceHeart of America Athletic Conference
Athletic directorKevin Steele
LocationOlathe, Kansas
Varsity teams9
Football stadiumPioneer Stadium
Basketball arenaBell Family Arena
Baseball stadiumPioneer Field
MascotPioneer Pete
ColorsBlue, White, and Red[1]

The MidAmerica Nazarene Pioneers are the athletic teams of MidAmerica Nazarene University. They participate in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), primarily competing in the Heart of America Athletic Conference (HAAC).

Sports offered

The program offers nine categories of sports for competition: 4 for women, 4 for men, and 1 co-educational category.

Men's sports Women's sports Co-Ed sports
Spirit Squad

table reference[2]


See 2012 Heart of America Athletic Conference football season

The current head football coach is Todd Sturdy, who started with the Pioneers in the 2018 season. During the 2018 season. Previously, Brian Wimer was the coach from 2014-2018. He had led the Pioneers to become HAAC champions is 2014.

College football began at MidAmerica Nazarene in 1979 under head coach Gordon DeGraffenreid. The program has managed 17 post-season appearances in various bowl games and national championship playoff games.[3]

Men's Basketball

Under the leadership of current head coach Rocky Lamar, the MNU Pioneers have become one of the NAIA's most competitive programs. Highlighted by the Pioneers 2007 NAIA Division II Championship, Coach Lamar's teams consistently finish at or near the top of the Heart of America Athletic Conference (HAAC) year in and year out.


  1. ^ MidAmerica Nazarene University Identity Standards Manual (PDF). March 1, 2011. Retrieved 2019.
  2. ^ "Members". Heart of America Athletic Conference. Retrieved 2012.
  3. ^ "MNU Pioneers Football Media Guide". MidAmerica Nazarene University. Retrieved 2012.

External links

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