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WHO: LARRY KEHRES, Mount Union College Head Football Coach
All 80 coaches of the eight national football teams spanning four continents in the 2009 IFAF Junior World Championship
WHEN: Monday, June 297:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.*Open to media*
WHERE: Walsh UniversityThe Barrette Business and Community CenterConference Rooms B & C2020 East Maple DriveCanton 44708
WHAT: In an open forum centered on coaching football throughout four continents, all 80 International Federation of American Football (IFAF) Junior World Championship coaches will meet for a night of idea sharing and football insight.
Mount Union College head football coach LARRY KEHRES is the evening’s featured speaker. In 2009, Kehres begins his 35th year at Mount Union College and his 24th season as head football coach. In his 23 years at the helm of the Purple Raiders he has built one of the most successful programs in all of college football. His teams have won 19 Ohio Athletic Conference Championships (1986, 1990, 1992-2008) while posting 17 undefeated regular seasons (1986, 1990, 1992, 1993, 1995-2004, 2006-2008) and claiming 10 of the last 16 NCAA Division III National Championships (1993, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2005, 2006, 2008). Since 1990, the Raiders have made 18 NCAA Playoff appearances while posting college football's most wins and best winning percentage (245-11-1/.956). Since 2000, Mount Union has record of 125-4 (.969).
IFAF Junior World Championship Head Coaches:
- Canada: Glen Constantin
- France: Olivier Moret
- Germany: Peter Springwald
- Japan: Takao Yamazaki
- Mexico: Ernesto Alfaro Del Villar
- New Zealand: Michael Mau’u
- Sweden: Jan Jenmert
- United States: Chuck Kyle
Contacts: Mike Preston, IFAF, 781-363-0305
Steve Alic, USA Football, 703-371-6153
Lenny Reich, Mount Union College, 330-823-6093
(The Alliance Review/Jeffrey Zupanic) Last week, a couple of preseason magazines reminded everybody that its not easy to forget about the past as the battle has already begun between Mount Union and UW-Whitewater for the top spot in Division III football.
Lindy's and The Sporting News released their preseason Top 25 polls and the two publications have a different team at the top. Lindy's went with the defending national champions as its pick while The Sporting News tabbed the Warhawks as the team to beat in 2009.
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Photo Credit: Ed Hall/The Review (2006 Stagg Bowl)
(ALLIANCE, OH)—Hudsonville (MI) High School senior Zak Hundley has committed to attend Mount Union College and compete on the football team this Fall.
Hundley, a 5-10, 200-pound linebacker, was an all-conference and all-academic selection for coach Dave Durham at Hudsonville High School. Hundley plans to study exercise science and is the son of Pat and Wendy Hundley of Hudsonville.
(ALLIANCE, OH)—Edison High School senior Jesse Byron has committed to attend Mount Union College and compete on the football team this Fall.
Byron, a 5-10, 210-pound linebacker, was an all-Ohio, all-district and all-conference selection for coach Mike McKenzie at Edison High School. Byron plans to study engineering and is the son of Brenda and Randy Byron
(ALLIANCE, OH)—Marysville High School senior Kevin Bennett has committed to attend Mount Union College and compete on the football team this Fall.
Bennett, a 6-2, 260-pound offensive lineman, was a two-time all-conference, all-district and team captain for coach Jeff Gafford at Marysville High School. Bennett is an undeclared major and the son of Kevin and Mary Bennett of Marysville.
(ALLIANCE, OH)—LaBrae High School senior Bryan Watkins has committed to attend Mount Union College and compete on the football team this Fall.
Watkins, a 6-1, 210-pound linebacker, was an all-Ohio and a two-time all-conference and all-district selection for coach Bill Borehn at LaBrae High School. Watkins plans to study marketing and is the son of Brenda Grooms of Newton Falls.
(ALLIANCE, OH)—Oxford Talawanda High School senior Noah Krall has committed to attend Mount Union College and compete on the football team this Fall.
Krall, a 5-11, 200-pound linebacker, was an all-Ohio, all-conference, all-district and two-time conference defensive player of the year for coach Michael Wright at Talawanda High School. He is the school’s career tackles leader and also holds a school record for tackles in a game (24). Krall plans to study business administration and is the son of James and Jene Krall of Oxford.
News Release By: Leonard Reich, Mount Union SID
The release of preseason annual magazines from Lindy’s and The Sporting News signal the rise toward the start of the 2009 football season and the Mount Union College football team is again prominently featured in both publications.
Lindy’s has the Purple Raiders on the top of their preseason top-25 poll followed by Stagg Bowl opponent University of Wisconsin-Whitewater at No. 2 and fellow Ohio Athletic Conference member Otterbein College is rated No. 11.
Seniors in wide receiver Cecil Shorts III (Cleveland/Collinwood), defensive end James Herbert (Sagamore Hills/Nordonia) and safety Drew McClain (Newark/Licking Valley) are each first team preseason All-American first team selections, while senior defensive tackle Matt Williamson (Columbus/DeSales) is a preseason second team selection by Lindy‘s.
The Sporting News has Wisconsin-Whitewater in the top spot in their preseason top-25 followed by Mount Union then Otterbein is in the No. 25 spot, while Shorts and Herbert were both preseason All-American picks.
Copies of both publications are available at local newsstands.
Mount Union went 15-0 in 2008 and won its 10th NCAA Division III National Championship. The Raiders open the 2009 season against St. John Fisher (NY) College Saturday, Sept. 5 at 4 pm in Pittsford, NY.
Lindy’s Preseason Top 251. Mount Union2. Wisconsin-Whitewater3. North Central (IL)4. Delaware Valley (PA)5. Monmouth (IL)6. St. John’s (MN)7. Mary Hardin-Baylor (TX)8. St. Thomas (MN)9. Willamette (OR)10. Ithaca (NY)11. Otterbein12. Rowan (NJ)13. Central (IA)14. Wartburg (IA)15. Hardin-Simons (TX)16. Occidental (CA)17. Washington & Jefferson (PA)18. North Carolina Wesleyan19. Wabash (IN)20. Aurora (IL)21. Franklin (IN)22. Rensselaer (NY)23. Redlands (CA)24. Johns Hopkins (MD)25. Trine (IN)
The Sporting News Preseason Top 251. Wisconsin-Whitewater2. Mount Union3. St. John’s (MN)4. Mary Hardin-Baylor (TX)5. Delaware Valley (PA)6. Rowan (NJ)7. Hardin-Simons (TX)8. North Central (IL)9. Wartburg (IA)10. Wabash (IN)11. Monmouth (IL)12. Curry (MA)13. Washington & Jefferson (PA)14. Christopher Newport (VA)15. Wesley (DE)16. Bridgewater (VA)17. Hobart (NY)18. Johns Hopkins (MD)19. Wheaton (IL)20. Case Western Reserve21. Cortland State (NY)22. Redlands (CA)23. Wisconsin-LaCrosse24. Lycoming (PA)25. Otterbein
News Release By: Leonard Reich - Mount Union SID