Dr. Bob Boerigter has served as director of athletics and Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (HPERD) at Northwest Missouri State since May 2001.
Dr. Boerigter came to Northwest from Hastings, where he served a 13-year stint as director of athletics, chair of physical education and professor of physical education. Prior to his tenure at Hastings, he held administrative and coaching positions at Adams State; Northwestern College; and Whitworth.
As the leader of the Bearcat athletics department, Boerigter oversees Northwest's 16 intercollegiate sports. During his tenure, he has provided direction for several facility and programmatic changes and improvements. Dr. Boerigter administered the initial "Clash of the Champions" at Arrowhead Stadium that featured Northwest Missouri State versus Pittsburg State. The game brought in a NCAA Division II single-game attendance record of 26,695. That match-up is now know as the "Fall Classic."
A former national athletics administrator of the year, Dr. Boerigter was the past chairman of the NCAA Division II National Football Committee and is a member of the Division II Athletic Directors Association Executive Committee.
Dr. Boerigter holds a bachelor's degree from Northwestern College (Iowa). He received his master's degree from Northern Colorado and his doctorate from the Utah.
Dr. Boerigter and his wife, Mary, have two grown sons, John and Marc, and one granddaughter.