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2010 Division III Coordinator of the Year

2010 Division III Coordinator of the Year

The FootballScoop Coaches of the Year awards presented by SpeedTracs are the only set of awards that recognize the most outstanding position coaches in college football.  Finalists were selected based off of nominations by coaches, athletic directors, and athletic department personnel. A panel of coaches including previous recipients will determine the the 2010 winners. Votes tallied on this page are considered; however a panel of coaches make the final decision.  Voting for this award ends on Thursday December 16th.

Previous winners of the Division III Coordinator of the Year award are Glen Fowles (Willamette, 2008) and Jim Zebrowski (Wisconsin-Whitewater, 2009).

Vince Kehres
Chip Knapp
Jimmy Miller
Mount Union Wesley College Bethel College

Vince Kehres - Defensive Coordinator - University of Mount Union

Under defensive coordinator Vince Kehres, the Mount Union defense has been as dominate as ever this season. Opponents are averaging less than 7 points per game. It’s always a pretty good year when you lead the nation in scoring defense and turnovers gained. The Purple Raiders are 13-0 and will play in the D3 semifinals against Bethel College. Kehres’ defense has limited opponents to just 194 yards per game.

Key stats
1st in Scoring Defense (6.8 PPG)
1st in Turnovers Gained (41)
2nd in Total Defense (194 YPG)
4th in Sacks (3.6 per game)
12th in Third Down Defense (27%)

Chip Knapp - Offensive Coordinator - Wesley College

Chip Knapp’s offense at Wesley College has averaged 41 points per game during the Wolverines 12-game winning streak. With three wins under their belt in the playoffs, Wesley will play Wisconsin-Whitewater in the D3 semifinals. The Wolverines are 10th nationally in scoring offense and total offense (475 YPG). Under the tutelage of Coach Knapp, quarterback Justin Sottilare has completed 61% of his passes with 37 touchdowns. Knapp is in the 18th years as offensive coordinator at Wesley.

Key stats
10th in Scoring Offense (41 PPG) 10th in Total Offense (475 YPG)
12-0 with 3 wins in the playoffs
43% on Third Down Conversions

Jimmy Miller - Defensive Coordinator - Bethel College

It’s hard to imagine that defensive coordinator Jimmy Miller could be more proud of his defense. The Royals’ defense held seven different opponents to 10 points or less. Not a single opponent has scored more than 20 points all year against the Bethel defense. In order to win in the playoffs, you have to play great defense. Bethel has already won three playoff games and will face Mount Union in the D3 semifinals. Under the leadership of Coach Miller, Bethel ranks 4th nationally in total defense and scoring defense. Safe to say, it’s been a special year.

Key stats
12-1 record (still playing)
4th in Total Defense (227 YPG)
4th in Scoring Defense (11.2 PPG)
9th in Rushing Defense (71 YPG)
34th in Turnovers Gained (28)

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