Tabor Bluejays
UniversityTabor College
Athletic directorMartin Ziesemer
LocationHillsboro, Kansas
Varsity teams20
Football stadiumJoel Wiens Stadium
Basketball arenaCampus Recreation Center
Baseball stadiumBluejay Baseball Field
ColorsBlue and gold[1]

The Tabor Bluejays are the athletic teams that represent Tabor College, located in Hillsboro, Kansas, in intercollegiate sports as a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), primarily competing in the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference (KCAC) since the 1968–69 academic year.

Varsity teams

Tabor competes in 20 intercollegiate varsity sports: Men's sports include baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, soccer, tennis and track & field (indoor and outdoor); while women's sports include basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, softball, tennis, track & field (indoor and outdoor) and volleyball; and co-ed sports include cheerleading.


Photo of the scoreboard at the end of the game, first round NAIA Football Championships Tabor vs Benedictine 2013

The current head football coach at Tabor is Mike Gardner. Coach Gardner returned to take over the 2010 season after serving as head coach for the 2004 and 2005 seasons, where the teams posted a combined record of 20 wins and 3 losses with two consecutive conference championships and two post-season appearances.[2] In 2009, Tabor College built Joel Wiens Stadium, a new football complex that is shared with Hillsboro High School.[3]

In 2012, Tabor redshirt Junior Brandon Brown was found murdered in nearby McPherson, Kansas. Two former members of the McPherson Bulldogs football team were charged. As of October 5, 2012, the investigation is ongoing.[4]

Women's basketball

Tabor college women's basketball team was nationally ranked in 2007.[5]


  1. ^ Tabor College Official Visual Identity Guide (PDF). August 1, 2022. Retrieved August 29, 2022.
  2. ^ Malone Resignation Announcement Archived 2010-05-27 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Tabor College and USD 410 Break Ground for New Athletics Facility;; November 17, 2008. Archived February 25, 2012, at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ "Murder cases continued". McPherson Sentinel. October 5, 2012. Retrieved October 12, 2012.
  5. ^ Hillsboro Free Press "Tabor team spells consistency D-o-n-y-a" by Tom Stoppel, February 7, 2007