As the Browns end their search for a head coach, the Raiders may be just beginning theirs. The news shocked both Mount Union and the entirety of Division III when it was reported that head coach Vince Kehres accepted a job at the University of Toledo.
David Briggs of the Toledo Blade reported Monday afternoon on Twitter that the head coach would be leaving Mount Union. The Blade noted that in Toledo, Kehres would be a defensive coach and possibly an assistant head coach.
Kehres finished his seven years at Mount Union with a 95-6 record, including two national titles. The program saw consistent success after Kehres took over the program from his father, Larry Kehres. Vince Kehres made the playoffs every year, won the OAC six out of seven years and only lost one regular season game.
While Kehres has a love for both Mount Union and Division III, the lure of Division I has always existed. Former Mount Union Offensive Coordinator Matt Campbell just won Big Twelve Coach of the Year at Iowa State, and Kehres can now began his path towards Division I head coaching.
Replacements for Kehres are unknown as of right now; however, a program would usually consider a coordinator to take over. On both sides of the ball, Mount Union has experienced coaches in Defensive Coordinator Chris Kappas and Offensive Coordinator Geoff Dartt. Both coaches have eight years of experience with Mount Union. Stay tuned with coverage of the coaching change on both The Dynamo and @wrmu_sports on Twitter.