Vince Kehres
Vince Kehres
Title: Head Football Coach
Phone: (330) 829-6652

Twitter: @vkehres

No college football coach in the country has won more games the last five seasons (70) than Vince Kehres, who in 2018 enters his sixth season as head football coach at Mount Union.

He has a record of 70-4 in his first five seasons on the job and has led Mount Union to a pair of national championships in 2015 and 2017, five NCAA playoff appearances, four Ohio Athletic Conference titles and four national championship game appearances.  He is a two-time OAC Coach of the Year, two-time Lee Tressel Ohio College Coach of the Year and the Columbus Dispatch Ohio College Coach of the Year.

Kehres is definitely not a stranger to Purple Raider football as he has been part of the program his entire life as the son of former coach and current director of athletics Larry Kehres.

Prior to becoming head coach, he spent 13 seasons as an assistant football coach and eight as Mount Union's defensive coordinator.

As defensive coordinator, his unit constantly ranked statistically among the top of all of NCAA Division III and in 2012 they led were No. 1 in total defense, No. 1 in scoring defense and No. 1 in rushing defense while posting six consecutive shutouts.

He has been a part of 12 of Mount Union's 13 national championships as either a player (2) or coach (10).

A 1998 graduate of Mount Union, he was a four-year letterwinner (1994-97) at defensive end for the Purple Raiders, a member of two National Championship teams (1996 & 1997) and earned All-OAC honors during his senior year 1997.

During his playing career, Kehres totaled 62 hits and 12 tackles for loss, and he was a key member of the special teams unit. He was part of a 1997 defense that led all of Division III in fewest points allowed (5.6 ppg) and rushing defense (48.6 ypg) while posting five shutouts and setting a Raider single-season mark for sacks in a season (53 in 10 regular season games).

He spent a year coaching at Austintown Fitch High School, earned his master's degree from Ashland University then returned to Mount Union in 2000.

He and his wife, Lindsay, have three sons, Evan, Bo and Jackson.

Year   W-L     OAC   Notes
2013   14-1     9-0   OAC Champions
OAC Coach of the Year
National Championship game appearance
2014   14-1     9-0   OAC Champions
National Championship game appearance
2015   15-0     9-0   OAC Champions
NCAA Division III National Champions
OAC Coach of the Year
2016   12-2     8-1   NCAA Semifinal appearance (22nd year in a row)
2017   15-0     9-0   OAC Champions
NCAA Division III National Champions
Totals   70-4     44-1   Most wins by any college coach the last five years
.946 winning percentage