Some big changes are in store for Mount Union football.
The reigning Division III national champions will enter 2013 with a new head coach. Larry Kehres is stepping down after 27 years on the sideline, according to the school. His son, Vince, will take over as head coach. Kehres originally started as a swimming coach, then moved on to being an assistant football coach. By 1986, Kehres was the head coach.
With Kehres as head coach, Mount Union has won 11 National Championships. The 2012 season was Mount Union’s first national championship since 2008.
Kehres has spent more than 40 years of his life at Mount Union. He graduated from the college in 1971. Kehres finishes his coaching career with a 332-24-3 record. He has a .929 winning percentage, the most ever in college football. His percentage puts Kehres ahead of Knute Rockne, Barry Switzer, Tom Osbourne, Frank Leahy, Bud Wilkinson and Urban Meyer.
Vince Kehres has played for his father and was part of two National Championships as a player. Additionally, the younger Kehres has been defensive coordinator for the program for the last eight seasons, according to the school.
I wrote the post on Mount Union in December, which you can read here. Long story short, Mount Union is definitely the Alabama of Division III football, without any of the Finebaum. They’ve been dominant for so long.
Kehres will remain part of Mount Union as the athletic director.