Hamilton College Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty Patrick Reynolds has appointed Director of Athletics Jon Hind '80 as interim director of football.
The College anticipates the appointment will extend through the 2014 football season while the leadership needs of the football program are assessed. Hind will retain his responsibilities as athletics director and professor of physical education. The appointment follows the resignation of Andrew Cohen on February 1.
Hind was an offensive lineman for the Continentals as a player and coached the running backs in 1985. He subsequently served as an assistant football coach at the College of Wooster from 1986 to 1990 and was the team’s offensive coordinator during each of those last two seasons.
Hind was Wooster’s head men’s lacrosse coach from 1987 to 1991 and he went on to become Butler University’s first men’s lacrosse coach in 1993. Butler enjoyed six winning seasons in seven years, and Hind was selected the U.S. Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association Division I Coach of the Year after he guided the Bulldogs to the NCAA championship tournament in 1998.
"Jon Hind is a master motivator who gets the most from his staff and his players," Reynolds said. "He is a passionate and skilled educator who has been successful at every step in his career as a player, coach and administrator. I have full confidence in his ability to lead Hamilton’s football program during this interim period."
Recruiting areas: Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, New Mexico, New York (Albany, Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse), Ohio, Wisconsin, Wyoming.
Jake DerCola is in his first year with the Hamilton College football staff. He coaches the Continentals' wide receivers.
DerCola came to Hamilton after five seasons at Utica College, where he spent three seasons as running backs coach and two as wide receivers coach while overseeing the Pioneers’ special teams for three years. He also spent time as the team’s junior varsity offensive coordinator and head coach. DerCola recruited and developed the Empire 8 Conference and ECAC Rookie of the Year and the 2012 Empire 8 Offensive Player of the Year.
A 2008 graduate of SUNY Brockport, DerCola lettered twice as a quarterback for the Golden Eagles. He helped Brockport to a third-place finish in the Atlantic Central Football Conference as a senior.
DerCola earned his bachelor’s degree in physical education from Brockport and earned his master’s degree in leadership and instruction from Utica in 2012.
Office Phone: 315-859-4831
Recruiting areas: Arizona, California (San Diego), Hawaii, International, Nevada, New Jersey, New York (Southern Tier), Washington.
Jeff Friedman is in his fourth year as an assistant football coach at Hamilton College after a four-year playing career with the Continentals. Friedman coaches the safeties.
Friedman was an assistant at Tenafly High School in New Jersey in 2009. He worked with the offensive and defensive lines and special teams. He helped guide Tenafly's varsity to a 9-1 record and he was head coach of the junior varsity.
Friedman was a three-year varsity letter winner at defensive tackle for Hamilton. He was a starter during his senior year in 2004. At Tenafly, he was an all-league selection at defensive tackle, and a two-year starter on offense and defense.
Friedman graduated with a degree in biology and a minor in history. He earned a law degree from American University in Washington, D.C., in 2008. Friedman lives in New Hartford with his wife Kalley (Greer '07) and 10-month-old son Caillum.
Les LaBrecque is in his third year as an assistant coach with the Hamilton College football team. LaBrecque assists with the defensive line. He previously coached at the Naval Academy Prep School and at the high school level in Rhode Island.
LaBrecque was a three-year starter at offensive guard for St. Lawrence University and also played varsity lacrosse. He graduated with a degree in psychology and has a master's in education from Providence College. LaBrecque and his wife Nan reside in Clinton and have two sons.
Jerome Rudolph is in his first year as a member of the Hamilton College football staff. Rudolph works with the team's cornerbacks.
Rudolph is a graduate of Lafayette College, where he earned a degree in economics and business. He is pursuing his master's from Southeastern Louisiana University. Rudolph was a member of the football and track & field programs at both schools.
At Lafayette, Rudolph was a dean's list student and a member of the Patriot League Honor Roll in both football and track & field. He was named the Leopards' Most Outstanding Track Athlete in 2011 and 2012.
Terry Stanimer returned to Hamilton College in 2008 to serve as an assistant football coach. Stanimer was previously on the Continentals' staff in 1974 and 1975 under head coach Robert King. He works with the running backs.
Stanimer was an assistant coach at Utica College from 2004 to 2007. He coached at Utica's Notre Dame High School from 1976 to 2004, and was hired as the football team's head coach in 1980. Stanimer's Notre Dame teams won New York Section III titles in 1982, 1983 and 1999. He also guided the Jugglers to four sectional runner-up finishes. He assisted more than 125 players in the college recruiting process and represented Class C on the Section III football committee.
Office Phone: 315-859-4867
Recruiting areas: California (Los Angeles), Colorado, Illinois, Louisiana, Nebraska, New York (Sections 7, 10), Oregon, Pennsylvania, Utah, Virginia, Washington D.C.
Matt Wright is in his sixth year as an assistant football coach at Hamilton College. Wright works with the offensive line and serves as the program's recruiting coordinator. He was an assistant at Plattsburgh High School in New York from 2005 to 2007.
Wright was the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach for Plattsburgh's varsity in 2007. He was offensive coordinator and offensive line coach for the junior varsity the previous year.
Wright played for perennial Division III power Ithaca College for two years after he graduated from Plattsburgh in 2001. He earned a degree in clinical exercise science from Ithaca.
Recruiting areas: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, New York (Mohawk Valley), North Carolina, South Carolina.
Joe Dougherty, who had been an assistant coach at Division I Lafayette College since 2006, is in his first year as the Hamilton College football team's defensive coordinator.
Dougherty had been Lafayette's defensive line coach since 2009. He was the Leopards' wide receivers coach in 2008 and their running backs coach his first two seasons in Easton, Pa.
Dougherty coached eight players to a total of nine Patriot League all-league team honors at Lafayette. The team won a league title and played in the first round of the 2006 NCAA Football Championship Series (FCS) playoffs in his first year with the Leopards. He helped lead the team to an FCS Top 25 national ranking every year from 2006 to 2009. Lafayette finished 8-3 in 2009.
Dougherty was an assistant coach at Fordham University in 2004 and 2005. He was the wide receivers coach both seasons and special teams coordinator in 2005. Dougherty coached three Fordham players to Patriot League all-league team honors.
Prior to Fordham, Dougherty spent 2003 at Lafayette as the Leopards' wide receivers coach. He was a graduate assistant coach at Rowan University the previous two seasons. Rowan captured the New Jersey Athletic Conference championship and played in the NCAA Division III championship in 2001 and 2002. Rowan advanced to the semifinals in Dougherty's first season with the squad.
Dougherty earned his bachelor's degree from Dickinson College in 1999 and went on to get his master's from Rowan in 2002.
Office Phone: 315-859-4763
Recruiting areas: Arkansas, California (Northern), Delaware, Idaho, Iowa, Maryland, New England, North Dakota, South Dakota.
Ryan Anderson is in his second year as the offensive coordinator for the Hamilton College football team. In 2012, the Continentals boasted their highest offensive output in 20 years with an average of more than 20 points per game. Two players made the NESCAC all-conference team on offense. James Stanell '14 led the conference in all-purpose yards per game last year and his 1,560 all-purpose yards are the second-highest total in NESCAC history. Stanell finished second in rushing yards per game and Joe Jensen '15 was third in receiving yards per game.
Anderson was the offensive coordinator at Western New England University in 2010 and 2011. He helped guide the Golden Bears to the best record in team history at 10-2 in 2011. WNEU captured its first New England Football Conference (NEFC) championship and the Golden Bears made their first NCAA Division III championship appearance.
The offense set numerous program records in Anderson's two years at WNEU, including total offense in a game (688 yards), total offense in a season (4,105 yards), points in a game (66) and points in a season (341). In 2010, the Golden Bears ranked second in the 16-team NEFC and 15th in Division III with 246.9 rushing yards per game. Anderson coached a total of nine NEFC Boyd Division all-division players on offense, including the 2010 NEFC Boyd Division Offensive Player of the Year.
Prior to WNEU, Anderson served as an assistant football coach with Gettysburg College where he worked with receivers and running backs from 2007 to 2009. The Bullets ranked fourth in total offense in Division III in 2009.
Anderson graduated with a degree in policy management from Dickinson College in 2007. He was a four-year starter at linebacker for the Red Devils, who were the Centennial Conference champions his sophomore and senior seasons.