Bill Bachman
Bill Bachman
Title: Defensive Coordinator
Phone: 202-319-6054
Email: [email protected]
Alma Mater: West Chester '82

Bachman begins his eighth season at Catholic in 2019, serving as the associate head coach and defensive coordinator.

Last year, the Cardinals finished the season ranked eighth in Division III in passing defense, allowing just 144.9 yards per game.

In 2017, Luke Kern led the NEWMAC with 103 total tackles while Nick Della Jacono was second with 88. Kern was named to the All-NEWMAC First Team along with Pat Vidal.

Bachman was named interim head coach in 2016 after serving as defensive coordinator in 2015. He spent his first two seasons as the tight ends coach in 2013 and 2014. He also spent one season as the team's defensive coordinator in 1991 while attending law school at nearby Georgetown.

Prior to Catholic, Bachman was an assistant coach at James Madison in the FCS from 1985-90. His coaching responsibilities included special teams coordinator and outside linebackers coach 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 lost 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 Ichabods won their conference championship in 1983.

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, 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 as a private practice in the District.