About a month ago now, we learned that Capital (D-III – OH) was moving on from head coach Chad Rogosheske after four seasons.
Sources tell FootballScoop that Capital is expected to hire Brian Foos, who was tabbed in 2019 to startup the Madonna University (NAIA – MI) football program, located about midway between Detroit and Ann Arbor on the east side of the state. Madonna has already named defensive coordinator Herb Haygood their interim head coach, and in their release shared that Foos was leaving to “pursue other professional opportunities.”
An announcement from Capital is expected today, we’re told.
Capital, located in Columbus, OH has won just four games over the past three seasons. They went 0-10 last year, 3-7 in 2018 and 1-9 in 2017. Included in that winless season last fall were brutal back-to-back losses where they were outscored 156-0 against OAC powers John Carroll (90-0) and Mount Union (66-0).
Much of Foos’ coaching experience has come in Ohio, including as an assistant in the OAC (widely regarded as perhaps the toughest small college football conference in the country) at nearby Otterbein College.
Foos brings an offensive background with him to Capital, after serving as the play caller and assistant head coach at both Lindsey Wilson (2009-17) and Baldwin Wallace (2017-18). That will be important at Capital, as the program struggled to score last season. In their first seven games last year they failed to score more than seven points.
His experience recruiting Ohio and Michigan will certainly bode well as he looks to turn around a program that hasn’t competed for OAC titles since 2006 and 2007 when they went 11-2 and 10-3.
Capital currently has three games scheduled next spring against Wilmington (March 12th), Ohio Northern (March 26th), and Otterbein (April 9th).
Stay tuned to The Scoop for the latest.