August 5, 2010

RHIT's Englehart Resigns as Football Coach to Become Offensive Coordinator at ISU

Release courtesy of Rose-Hulman

TERRE HAUTE, IN – Steve Englehart has resigned as head football coach at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology to accept the offensive coordinator position at NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision member Indiana State University.

Englehart led the Fightin' Engineers to a 26-14 record and a .650 winning percentage over his four years at the NCAA Division III institution, including two seasons at 7-3 and two with 6-4 records.  Rose-Hulman recorded four consecutive six-win seasons for the first time in school history including the most recent 2009 campaign.

The four-year span is the best stretch of football at Rose-Hulman since the 1987-90 teams were 29-10-1.  Englehart led the Engineers to their best conference finish since 1988 with an outright second-place effort in 2008.  The past three squads combined for the 30 all-Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference awards.

“We appreciate Steve Englehart’s efforts as head football coach at Rose-Hulman and wish him the best with all future endeavors.  The program has made significant progress over the last four years, and we have expectations for another successful season this fall,” said athletic director Jeff Jenkins.

In 2008, Englehart successfully engineered the team's first foreign trip in six years with a summer trip to Italy.  He completes his Rose-Hulman career with the highest winning percentage in program history among head football coaches.

His efforts also included implementation of the "Locker Room Project" to help reconnect alumni with the football program and raise revenue for the team.  The project has provided the resources for new team uniforms and travel over the past two years, while allowing alumni to have their name and playing seasons placed into the locker corresponding to their jersey numbers.