On July 14, 2015, Northwood University lost Pat Riepma after a lengthy and courageous battle with cancer. Pat spent over 21 years at Northwood and was the all-time winningest coach in football history (95 wins) as well as the long time Athletic Director. While his achievements on the field and on behalf of the athletic department are impressive, Pat will be forever remembered for the person he was. Pat was a passionate, spiritual man who inspired thousands of people even before he became sick. While Pat is gone, his mantra of “Go MAD”- Go Make a Difference, will live on.
Thank you for everything, Coach Riepma. We will "Keep Fighting." And we will "GO MAD."
Tributes To Coach Riepma
Northwood's Pat Riepma had huge impact on the people he touched - by Fred Kelly, Midland Daily News
Our view: A fitting way to honor coach Pat Riepma - Midland Daily News
Riepma had special relationship with MCTV - by Ron Beacom, MCTV - Midland Daily News
Farewell to a 'brother' - by Don Winger, Midland Daily News
Riepma's legacy will continue to 'make a difference' - Midland Daily News - by Fred Kelly, Midland Daily News