Hiram football coach Henry Stanford steps down

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Hiram Terriers head football coach Henry Stanford has stepped down. He has been replaced Chris Rosselet for the rest of the season.

Rosselet was the team’s Defensive Coordinator before his new appointment. He is in his seventh season with the team.

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“I’d like to thank Coach Stanford for his commitment to Hiram College athletics the past seven years,” Athletic Director Todd Hibbs said. “He came to Hiram as an assistant coach, and earned the head coaching position with offensive innovation and leadership with integrity. I wish him the best moving forward.”

Stanford had been the team’s head coach since the 2016 season. He had three-plus seasons of losing, as he went 7-29 with the team.

In his coaching career, including a three-year tenure with the Capital Crusaders, he has a 19-47 record. The former Ohio State graduate does not have a single winning record in his entire tenure as a head coach.

His best record is a 5-5 record, which happened twice in 2010 and 2011. Since then, he is 9-37 in five-plus seasons.

Under Stanford, the team went 0-6 in its first six games of the season. Only two of the contests were even close, as the team was defeated 15-12 by Kenyon Lords on Sept. 28.

The team lost 7-0 in its last contest against the Oberlin Yeomen on Oct. 19.

The Terriers return to the field this Saturday, but the first under their new interim head coach. The game against the Ohio Wesleyan Battling Bishops is also homecoming at the Ohio school.

Following the game against Ohio Wesleyan, the team will have three more games to close out the 2019 season.

A national search for a new head coach will begin in the near future as Hiram looks to name a head coach for the 2020 season in the coming weeks.

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