Bachman begins his seventh season at Catholic in 2018, serving as the associate head coach and defensive coordinator.
Bachman served as interim head coach in 2016 and has served as defensive coordinator since 2015 after spending his first two seasons as the tight ends position coach in 2013 and 2014. He also spent one season as the Cardinals' defensive coordinator in 1991 while attending law school.
Prior to Catholic, Bachman was an assistant coach at James Madison in the FCS from 1985-90. His coaching responsibilities included acting as special teams coordinator and outside linebackers for four seasons and quarterbacks and receivers coach for two seasons. During his time in Harrisonburg, Bachman was a part of the Dukes' first-ever postseason appearance in 1987 when they loss to eventual national runner-up Marshall in Huntington, West Virginia.
Bachman began his coaching career at Washburn where he coached the outside linebackers in 1983 and 1984. The 1983 Washburn squad won its conference championship.
A 1982 graduate of Division II West Chester where he played linebacker, Bachman is also a 1995 honors graduate of the Georgetown University Law Center. Following graduation from law school, he served as a law clerk for Judge Thomas F. Hogan of the United States District Court in Washington D.C., before spending 19 years in private practice in the District.