Woody Bachman ’88

Alumni and Staff

Assistant Football Coach in Athletics

Marc (Woody) Bachman is in his 10th season with the Gustie football program in 2021, serving as a defensive backs coach. Prior to taking the job at Gustavus, Bachman was the head football coach at St. Peter High School for 12 seasons and for two years was the head coach at Mankato Loyola. Bachman has also served as defensive line coach at Augsburg University and Eden Prairie High School.

A 1988 graduate of Gustavus with majors in history and secondary social studies teaching, Bachman was a four-year member of the football team and was a contributor on the 1987 MIAC Championship team. A Fairmont, Minn. native, Bachman was a three-year letterwinner as a running back and nose guard for the Gusties.

He is currently the operations and maintenance supervisor for the St. Peter High School District where he coaches girls hockey and track. Bachman also serves as a member of the executive committee for the Minnesota Football Coaches Association.

Marc lives in St. Peter with his wife Wendy ('87) and they have four children, Beau ('14), Alina ('17), Chloe, and Avery ('20).


B.A. Gustavus Adolphus College '88, M.Ed Teaching and Learning St. Mary's University '03