(1-18-21) Long-time Celina Coach Dan Otten has passed away last night after his seconf battle with cancer. Otten has been a key part of several programs for the Bulldogs, including cross country, track and soccer. In the passed several years Otten was a swimming coach at Coldwater.
In 2016 Otten was diagnosed with chondrosarcoma – a cancerous tumor – in his right hip.
In 2010 Otten was presented an award from the Ohio Association of Track and Cross Country Coaches –
the Coach that exhibits the three points that are in the title. Not ONLY must he exhibit sportsmanship, ethics, and integrity, he must through his example instill them in his athletes. The coaches success is not measured in wins or losses. But in his positive impact on his athletes.
Details will follow when we receive them –