SEWANEE, Tenn. (June 22, 2017) – Sewanee Head Football Coach Travis Rundle announced his 2017 staff, Thursday.
Joe Rogers (Associate Head Coach/Defensive Line/Head Strength and Conditioning), Doug Ehinger (Offensive Line), Logan Schrader (Quarterbacks), Zachary Schultz (Defensive Backs), and Rico Wallace (Wide Receivers) have all joined the Tigers' staff.
Below is a breakdown of each coach.
Rogers comes to Sewanee after serving as an assistant coach at Illinois Wesleyan.
A 1995 Illinois Wesleyan graduate, Rodgers returned to his alma mater after a one-year absence. Prior to his brief break, Rogers spent four seasons from 2010-13 as an Illinois Wesleyan assistant working with the defensive linemen.
During his tenure at IWC, two defensive players were named AFCA All-Americans at defensive end. Additionally, Rogers was part of a staff that led the Titans to 2011 and 2013 NCAA Division III Playoff berths.
Rodgers was a second team All-College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin linebacker as a three-year letterman for the Titans from 1992-94.
After graduating with a degree in natural science, Rodgers was Director of Strength, Speed, and Conditioning at New York's Hofstra University, where he worked with NFL players Marques Colston (New Orleans Saints) and Willie Colon (Pittsburgh Steelers).
Rogers, who has a master's degree in exercise physiology from Illinois State, resides in Sewanee with his wife, Carrie, and their two sons, Tyler and Cecil.
Ehinger comes to Sewanee after serving as a graduate assistant and assistant offensive line coach at Ball State University in Muncie, Ind., from 2015-17.
During that stretch, the Cardinals ranked 32nd in rushing, and their offensive line ranked fifth in the country in sacks allowed (2015) and fourth in the nation in tackles for a loss allowed (2014).
A 2011 graduate of Albion, Ehinger coached at his alma mater from 2012-14 as a football intern and strong safeties coach. During his tenure, Albion won the 2013 MIAA Championship and posted an 8-3 overall record.
As a student-athlete, Ehinger was the recipient of the Britons' Steve Gilbert Award in 2010, where he played three positions on the offensive line during his collegiate career.
He launched his coaching career at Hanover-Horton High School in 2011 coaching the offensive and defensive lines and mentoring two all-conference linemen.
Schrader previously served as an intern coach at his alma mater, Wartburg College, in Waverly, Iowa.
Prior to his coaching career, Schrader had an outstanding career as a college quarterback and professional player for the Kiel Baltic Hurricanes in Kiel, Germany.
For the Hurricanes, Schrader led Kiel Baltic to an 11-4-1 record where his team finished fifth in the top European league. During his college career, Schrader was a 2014 and 2015 Gagliardi Trophy semifinalist (Division III Most Outstanding Player) at Warburg.
He was named the Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference MVP in 2014 and 2015 and was a 2014 D3football.com All-American. Additionally, Schrader was a 2014 & 2015 USA College Football All-American and a 2015 D3football.com, Lindy's, and USA College Football Preseason First-Team All-American.
During his career, Schrader led Wartburg to a 36-9 record as a starter. He holds school records for total offense in a game (533), passing yards in a season (3,187), passing touchdowns in a season (30), total offense in a season (3,652), total touchdowns in a season (37), career passing yards (9,150), career completions (659), career passing touchdowns (71), career touchdowns (92), and career total offense (10,652).
Schultz comes to Sewanee after spending a year as a graduate assistant coach at St. Ambrose University in Davenport, Iowa.
Prior to that, Schultz served as a football assistant at Illinois Wesleyan University, working with the defensive line.
A 2014 graduate of Illinois College with a degree in exercise science (minor in psychology), Schultz played four seasons as a defensive lineman for the Blueboys.
Schultz spent a season as an assistant offensive and defensive line coach at Heyworth (Ill.) High School and has worked as a strength coach at Bloomington's Four Seasons Health Club. Schultz also earned a master's degree in sports psychology at Illinois State University in 2016.
Wallace comes to Sewanee after serving as an assistant coach at Illinois Wesleyan from 2015-17.
While at Illinois Wesleyan, Wallace served as an assistant coach for running backs, tight ends, and defensive backs.
A 2012 graduate with a degree in sports management from Shenandoah University, Wallace was a four-year letterman and an all-conference wide receiver. He still holds a number of school season and career records, including most receptions in a career (189), season (67) and game (12); career (3,287) and season receiving yards (1,241); and TD catches in a season (14) and game (5).
Although he did not play professionally due to medical reasons, he signed as an undrafted free agent with the Carolina Panthers in 2012 and with the Edmonton Eskimos in the Canadian Football League in 2013. After being released each of those years, he returned to Shenandoah where he served as an assistant wide receivers coach.
Wallace also graduated in 2016 with a master's degree in sports psychology from Illinois State University.