Presbyterian College football has been in a state of transition for the past couple of seasons. After firing Tommy Spangler, following a 4-3 spring campaign as members of the Pioneer Football League, the school turned to Kevin Kelley as its new leader. Kelley, who earned the label as the coach that never punts during his coaching days in Arkansas, was unable to replicate his high school success at the FCS level, going 2-9 in his first and only season at Presbyterian. The Blue Hose’s average margin of defeat in its eight Pioneer League losses was 27.5 points.
So, PC has now turned towards a more conventional coaching style in an effort to change its gridiron fortunes. Steve Englehart, who has been a head coach for 13 years at Florida Institute of Technology and Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, was named the 17th head coach in PC football’s 109-year history earlier this year. Englehart brings a winning pedigree to Clinton, having coached Florida Tech to a pair of D2 national playoff appearances while being named Gulf South Conference “Coach of the Year” twice in his career.
The Indiana native dropped by SportsTalk on Tuesday to talk about his new gig, the challenges that he faces at PC, and to answer the philosophical question of whether he intends to punt the football this fall.