Andy Nowlin graduated from Bluffton in 1990 with a bachelor’s degree in recreation management. Nowlin was an outstanding football player offensively as well as a leader on the field. He was a four-year letter winner and earned all-district honors his senior year. He held the NCAA Division III record for longest reception (99 yards) and is at or near the top of the Bluffton record book in numerous offensive categories.
Nowlin is director of recruitment and personnel service for Starr Commonwealth. He has been an active member of the Van Wert, Ohio, American Legion and on the board of directors of Upward Bound and the YMCA Central Ohio Eldon W. Ward Branch, which he has also served as vice-chair. In addition, Nowlin has been active in the Van Wert Optimist Club; tutoring; and the men’s ministry at his church.