Presbyterian Names Englehart as new Head Coach

Former FIT man brings 15 years of experience to the position.
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For the second time in less than a year, Presbyterian College has announced a new head football coach.

It was before the start of the 2021 season that Presbyterian tapped Kevin Kelley to lead the program. After winning his first two games, however, Kelley's Blue Hose lost nine consecutive competitions, giving up nearly 53 points per game during that stretch.

Roughly a month ago, Kelley announced his resignation from the position, vacating the office for what he called "personal reasons."

To fill that spot, Presbyterian has selected former Florida Institute of Technology Head Coach Steve Englehart.

Englehart has been leading programs since 2006, when he became the youngest head coach in NCAA history, taking the helm of Rose-Hulman College.

In 2011, Englehart became the head man at FIT, where he then compiled a 44-35 record, including a pair of NCAA Division II playoff appearances in 2016 and 2018. However, FIT disbanded its football program due to financial consequences created by the COVID-19 pandemic.

After Kelley resigned, Presbyterian hired the Parker Executive Search Firm to recruit their new head coach. The firm found 120 possible candidates, of which Englehart emerged as the victor.

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