Earlier today, Wilmington College athletic director Terry Rupert announced that head coach Ken Minor had resigned his post as the head coach of the Quakers.
Offensive coordinator, and former highly successful high school coaching veteran, Jay Niswonger has been named the interim head coach. Niswonger joined the coaching staff this past off-season.
Niswonger is a Wilmington College graduate and Hall of Fame member that is known best for his tenure at Valley View, where they went 243-78-1 under him with 11 conference titles, 16 playoff appearances, seven state semifinal appearances, and three state championships in a four year period (1994, 1996, 1997).
We hear that the Wilmington campus is very pleasant, and they have good administrative backing to go along with sufficient financial aid support. This could be a really good job for the right fit.
Through the first three weeks of the season, the Quakers are sitting at 0-3 overall and 0-2 in the ultra-competitive Ohio Athletic Conference. Mount Union, the perennial OAC power, has had a hold on the conference for quite some time now, with their last conference loss dating back to 2005.
It remains to be seen if Niswonger has a shot at the permanent gig. The University has stated that they plan to conduct a national search at the end of the season.