After months of planning and a careful national search, Steve R. Englehart II is the man who will helm the Panthers’ new football program.
“I’m very excited to have this opportunity,” said Englehart, the former head football coach at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Terre Haute, Ind. “It’s a rare privilege to be invited to literally build a program from the ground up. The Panthers have a proud athletic tradition, and fielding football is the next logical step—working together, there’s nothing we cannot accomplish.”
What people are saying about Florida Tech inaugural head football coach Steve Englehart
“He’s the best. In my four years at Rose-Hulman, he was like a brother to me. He was younger, so he could relate to an 18-22 year-old in a way that some coaches can’t. He’s a first-class person, he’s a family man. First and foremost, I respect the way he lives his life and goes about things. You can’t say enough about his character.”
Derek Eitel - Former Quarterback, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
“I think he’s definitely a player’s coach, but he will be firm with his players. He will make his players respect him and he will have discipline. Although he is still a young man, he will make them do the things that they need to do to be successful in the classroom and on the football field.
Jeff Jenkins - Athletic Director, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
“He is one of the best coaches I’ve been around. He’s very detail and goal orientated. He’s very organized. He listens to his coworkers. I saw him take an offense that was the worst in school history at Indiana State and turn it around in one season to the point that we scored the most points in school history, 351. I think that kind of sums up the one year I had a chance to coach with him, and his ability as a football coach. He’s a great fit for the Florida Tech football program.”
Mike Simmonds - Offensive Line Coach, University of North Texas
Please join us in welcoming Coach Englehart to the Florida Tech family!