|Title:||Head Football Coach|
|College:||Catholic University '84|
Head Coach Marty Favret is in his 14th season as leader of the Tigers. After taking over a program that won just four games in three years prior to his arrival in 2000, Favret has firmly restored the winning tradition at Hampden-Sydney, having amassed an 95-39 (.709) record and three ODAC Championships over his first 13 seasons. Winning football and high-octane offenses have become the norm for Favret-led squads as his teams have won eight or more games in six of the last seven seasons, while Favret’s 2003 Tigers led the nation in scoring (47.2 points-per-game) and his 2005 team led the nation in total offense (525.2 yards-per-game).
Last season, the Tigers posted their 11th consecutive winning record under Favret while leading the conference in scoring offense (36.5 points-per-game). Hampden-Sydney also posted 12 players on All-ODAC teams including six on the First Team. For the fourth straight season, Favret coached an All-American as junior tackle Will Ferrell earned the honor from the AFCA.
In 2011, Favret's Tigers won their third ODAC Championship since 2007 and advance to the NCAA Playoffs for the third consecutive season. Favret and crew finished the regular season 8-2 with a 5-0 mark at home, extending the win streak at Everett Stadium to 15. Favret was named the ODAC Coach of the Year for the fourth time while also capturing the same honors from the Virginia Sports Information Directors (VaSID).
In 2010, Favret guided the Tigers to nine wins for the third time in his tenure while receiving a bid and home game in the NCAA Tournament for the second consecutive season. The Tigers capped off the regular season with a 34-28 win over arch-rival Randolph-Macon.
In 2009, Favret led his squad to a perfect 10-0 record for just the second time in school history, and first since 1971 en route to the program's sixth ODAC Championship. That season also marked the third time Favret has been named the ODAC Coach of the Year, as well as earning VaSID and Touchdown Club of Richmond Coach of the Year honors. With the seventh win of the season, he also became the second winningest coach in Tiger football history.
After serving as offensive coordinator and assistant head coach at Catholic University for six seasons, Favret was named Hampden-Sydney head coach on December 30, 1999. Favret has compiled an impressive 43-17 record in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference and ranks second all-time in Tiger football history for winning percentage among coaches who have given at least five years of service. Favret has thrice been named ODAC Coach of the Year, most recently in 2009, when he led the Tigers to their perfect 10-0 season. He was also named the Coach of the Year in 2007, when he led the Tigers to an 8-3 overall record, a 5-1 conference mark and the school’s first ODAC Championship in 20 years. His first Coach of the Year honor came in 2003, when Favret guided Hampden-Sydney to a 9-1 overall record and second-place finish in the ODAC.
In his six seasons at Catholic, Favret was the architect of one of the most prolific offenses in NCAA Division III. Under his direction, Catholic finished in the top-30 in the country in scoring five times. His offenses set 75 school records, including the school’s top-three single season scoring records. Over the course of his last three seasons at CUA, he helped guide the Cardinals to a 29-1 regular season record and three NCAA Playoff appearances. In 1999, its first year as an ODAC football member, Catholic claimed the conference title while its Favret-led offense topped the league in both total offense and scoring.
Before joining the Catholic staff, Favret served for four years as the head junior varsity football coach at Gonzaga College High School in Washington, D.C. He became the Purple Eagles’ varsity offensive coordinator in 1991, helping the team earn a No. 6 ranking in 1993.
Favret was a three-year starter at shooting guard for the Catholic basketball team from 1981-84, serving as team captain during his junior and senior seasons. He set a Catholic school record as a sophomore when he connected on 18 consecutive shots. Prior to graduating from Gonzaga High School, Favret played basketball for two years and baseball for one.
Favret was born in Washington, D.C. and graduated from the Catholic University of America in 1984 with a degree in history. He and his wife, Cynthia, live in Hampden-Sydney with their daughters, Rebecca (23) and Amanda (21).
Favret’s Season-by-Season Highlights
2012 (6-4): The Tigers again led the conference in scoring and passing offense with 36.5 points- and 271.8 passing yards-per-game while their 429.6 total yards-per-game ranked second in the league. The team boasted 12 All-ODAC selections, including six picks to the First Team. Junior left tackle Will Ferrell was named a First Team All-American by the American Football Coaches Association. He was also honored by the Touchdown Club of Richmond as the Lineman of the Year. Senior linebacker Kenny Fryman and sophomore wide receiver Holton Walker were also honored by the Touchdown Club of Richmond; Fryman earned Linebacker of the Year honors, and Walker was a Lanier Award finalist. Walker had a breakout sophomore season in which he led the ODAC in every statistical category for receivers. His 1,262 receiving yards rank fourth best in school history, his 12 touchdowns are third best, and his 76 receptions were just shy of a top-five mark. Joining the trio as First Team All-ODAC selections were sophomore quarterback Nash Nance, sophomore kicker Max Antwerpes, and junior defensive back Steven Fogleman.
2011 (8-3): Behind a potent offense averaging 474.5 yards- and 41.9 points-per-game, the Hampden-Sydney Tigers captured their third ODAC Championship under Favret and earned their third consecutive trip to the NCAA Playoffs. Two-time All-ODAC and Touchdown Club of Richmond Offensive Back of the Year Travis Lane led the way throwing for 3,648 yards and 32 touchdowns to 12 interceptions on 60.4% accuracy. Lane’s yardage ranks second all-time for a single season while his 7,199 career yards rank third. Lane tied two single-game records when he completed 37 passes against Huntingdon and completed seven touchdown passes against North Carolina Wesleyan, and he broke the single-season record for completions with 294. He is also in the record books for his 583 career completions (third), 32 single-season touchdown passes (second), and 62 career touchdown passes (third). D3Football.com All-American Kyle Vance had a monster season setting school records for single-game receiving yards (228 vs. Ferrum), single-game touchdown receptions (4 vs. North Carolina Wesleyan), and single season touchdown receptions (16). He finished his career third all-time in school history with 2,907 yards. Second Team All-ODAC running back Kirk Rohle led the ground attack while also leading the conference in scoring with 11.5 points-per-game. Senior center Ben Rogers earned All-American honors along with Vance while being named to the AFCA First Team and D3Football.com Third Team. He also became the first player in school history to be a four-time First Team All-ODAC selection. Defensively, sophomore cornerback Zach Morgan earned Third Team All-America honors by D3Football.com after finishing the season fifth in the nation in interceptions with seven. Junior linebacker Kenny Fryman was also a key piece to the defense, earning D3Football.com Third Team All-Region honors after leading the team with 102 tackles. The Tigers secured their ODAC Championship with a 42-35 victory over Washington & Lee, and ended their season with a 51-41 shootout loss to Centre in the first round of the NCAA Football Championship.
2010 (9-2): Favret led the Tigers to nine wins for the third time in his tenure while earning a bid and home game in the NCAA Tournament for the second consecutive season. The Tigers again had one of the most potent offenses in the ODAC leading the conference in passing offense with 307.6 yards-per-game. Overall, Hampden-Sydney's offense was in the top three in the ODAC in scoring (33.1 ppg) and total offense (413.1 ypg) while the defense held teams to an ODAC-best 21.2 ppg. Favret saw 14 players earn All-ODAC honors - including the Tigers' second consecutive Defensive Player of the Year in Trevor Ikwild - four all region selections, and four all-americans. Senior free safety Bill Doody became the first Tiger to be named first team all-american twice. Favret and the Tigers also ended the regular season with a win over arch-rival Randolph-Macon (34-28) for the ninth time in ten meetings. While winning all five home games in 2010, Favret extended the Tigers' home win streak to ten, while the streak of victories over out of conference opponents stands at 15.
2009 (10-1): ODAC Coach of the Year Marty Favret and Hampden-Sydney rolled through the regular season winning all ten games while being crowned ODAC Champions for the sixth time and second in the Favret Era and ending the season with a #14 national ranking by d3football.com. Hampden-Sydney also reached the first round of the NCAA Tournament with its automatic bid after a thrilling 34-27 victory over Randolph-Macon in the regular season finale. The Tigers again led the ODAC in total offense averaging 432.7 yards-per-game while the 37.7 points-per-game also led the league. The Tiger defense also had a big year, holding teams to just 17.5 points-per-game, while keeping their ODAC foes to just 13.8. The offense was led by record-breaking quarterback Corey Sedlar, who paced the ODAC with a league-leading 301.2 yards through the air every Saturday. The defense had two record breakers on its side of the ball with junior free safety Bill Doody snagging an NCAA leading nine interceptions and junior defensive end Will Riggenbach tallied 14.5 sacks and a national high 1.32 sacks-per-game. The post-season awards were numerous for the Tigers with 12 players earning All-ODAC honors, including Riggenbach and senior linebacker Josh Miller being named the Defensive Player and Scholar-Athlete of the Year, respectively. Five players were named First Team All-State and four to All-Region teams, including First Team selections Doody and Riggenbach. The duo, along with senior linebacker Andrew Sellers, were also named All-Americans by d3football.com while Miller was named a Second Team Academic All-American.
2008 (8-2): The Tigers started off the season with a bang winning the first seven games and receiving a #18 national ranking by d3football.com. In the eighth week of the season, however, Hampden-Sydney fell to Catholic to fall to 7-1 and 4-1 in conference. The Tigers then recorded their eighth win of the season against Huntingdon before falling in the final game of the season to Randolph-Macon to finish the year 8-1 and 4-1 in ODAC play. Hampden-Sydney led the ODAC in total offense with 470.5 yards-per-game with Corey Sedlar leading the conference in passing yards with 360.1 ypg. The defense was also second in the ODAC in rushing defense allowing just 106.9 ypg. Ten Tigers were named All-ODAC with senior running back Josh Simpson, freshman offensive lineman Ben Rogers, and junior linebacker Josh Miller earning First Team honors. Junior quarterback Corey Sedlar, junior wide receiver Adam Gillette, senior lineman Sam Rosten, sophomore safety Bill Doody, and senior place kicker T.C. Stevens earned Second Team honors while senior wide receiver Travis Wertz and junior linebacker Andrew Sellers earned Honorable Mention accolades. Josh Simpson was also named the Offensive Back of the Year by the Touchdown Club of Virginia for his 1,453 total yards and 19 touchdowns. Simpson ended his career holding five Hampden-Sydney and ODAC rushing and scoring records including most points scored in a game (42), season (164), and career (432).
2007 (8-3): ODAC Coach of the Year Favret guided his Tigers to the school’s fifth ODAC Championship and first conference title since 1987. Hampden-Sydney secured the championship and automatic bid to the NCAA Division III Playoffs with a 31-13 road victory over Randolph-Macon in the final day of the regular season. The Tigers were paced by the record-breaking efforts of senior wide receiver Drew Smith and junior tailback Josh Simpson who, along with sophomore signal caller Corey Sedlar, spearheaded an offense that ranks as the third best all-time in Tigers’ history with 5,121 total yards and 394 points scored. Smith garnered ODAC Offensive Player of the Year accolades, was named to the American Football Coaches Association first team All-America squad, was crowned the Division II/III/NAIA Dudley Award winner and was a finalist for the Gigliardi Trophy. His stellar season placed him first in the all-time H-SC record books for receiving yards in a season (1,616), catches in a season (110; also an ODAC record), catches in a game (15), career yards (4,244), career receiving touchdowns (37) and most consecutive games with at least one reception (41). Simpson also broke countless school and ODAC records. His 164 points in 2007 and 318 career points are both H-SC and ODAC records. Simpson’s six rushing touchdowns and seven total touchdowns, as well as his 42 points in the Tigers’ win over Guilford put him first all-time for both H-SC and the ODAC. His 21 rushing scores in 2007 were also good enough for tops in school and conference history. Hampden-Sydney placed ten players on the All-ODAC squads, including two senior linebackers from a much improved Tigers’ defense; second-teamer Kyle Booker and honorable mention selection Mark Henson.
2006 (4-6): The 2006 season presented many difficult tasks for the Hampden-Sydney football team, including the mission of replacing the most prolific passer in Tigers’ history. H-SC was led by an experienced and talented group of offensive lineman, including three seniors with over 20 starts in their careers. The Tigers finished in a tie for second in the ODAC standings, posting a 4-2 mark. Four Tigers, all offensive contributors, earned first team All-ODAC honors, including running back Charlie Omick, tight end Dane Williams and offensive linemen Ben Niemaseck and Paul Williams. Junior wide receiver Drew Smith was named to the All-ODAC second team.
2005 (8-2): For the third consecutive year, a Favret coached player earned ODAC Offensive Player of the Year accolades as senior quarterback J.D. Ricca followed Conrad Singh (2003) and C.W. Clemmons (2004) en route to the award. Ricca helped Favret’s Tigers to another record-breaking season as the squad led the NCAA in total offense, averaging 525.2 yards-per-game, while its 45.0 points-per-game was the nation’s second best average. Ricca reached record-setting heights, throwing for an ODAC and H-SC record 3,731 yards to accompany his 42 touchdowns. The Tigers scored seven or more touchdowns in seven games and tagged 50+ points on Randolph-Macon (50), Sewanee (52), Gettysburg (56) and Dickinson (66).
2004 (8-2): In 2004, Favret and his Tigers were left with the difficult challenge of improving upon the 9-1 record it posted in 2003. The challenge was made even harder with the loss of All-American quarterback J.D. Ricca midway through the season. Nevertheless, Favret rallied his troops to an 8-2 finish and 5-1 mark in the ODAC, as the team posted its fourth straight second-place finish in conference play. During the course of the season, the Tiger football team achieved unprecedented heights in the national rankings, climbing as high as 11th in the American Football Coaches Association Top-25 Poll and 13th in the D3football.com national rankings. Meanwhile, Favret’s offense continued to out-class the field, once again leading the ODAC in total offense (457.8 yards-per-game), while their 39.0 points-per-contest ranked second among ODAC teams. Leading the way for Hampden-Sydney was senior running back C.W. Clemmons, who became the all-time leading rusher in H-SC history with 3,771 yards, while his 282 career points established a new team and ODAC standard. Under Favret’s tutelage, Clemmons garnered the "Bullet" Bill Dudley College Division Award as the top Division II/III football player in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Clemmons’ efforts gave Favret and the Tiger program their second straight ODAC Offensive Player of the Year and ODAC Football Scholar-Athlete of the Year Awards. Overall, 15 players earned All-ODAC honors while Clemmons also earned all-south and academic all-district accolades.
2003 (9-1): Favret’s Tigers completed a historic season in 2003 as the team finished 9-1 overall and 5-1 in the ODAC, earning Favret his first ODAC Coach of the Year honor. The Tigers’ high-powered offense set an ODAC record and led the nation with a 47.2 points-per-game scoring average, while the squad’s 521.4 yards-per-game ranked second nationally. Hampden-Sydney finished the season ranked No. 22 in both the American Football Coaches Association and D3football.com polls, marking the first time in program history that a Hampden-Sydney team was nationlly ranked at season’s end. The Favret-led passing offense ranked fifth in the nation, averaging 331.5 yards-per-game, while Tigers’ senior receiver Conrad Singh led the country in both receptions-per-game (9.8) and receiving yards-per-game (141.9). Singh set team and ODAC records with 98 catches for 1,419 yards on the year and finished his career ranked third all-time in NCAA Division III history with 287 receptions. At year’s end, the Tigers placed 13 players on the All-ODAC squad, while Singh, senior center Lee Bailey and junior running back C.W. Clemmons each garnered All-American accolades.
2002 (8-2): The 2002 season was a banner year for Favret’s Tigers as the team completed its most successful season in nearly 20 years. The 8-2 finish signified a rebirth of the winning tradition, giving Hampden-Sydney its first winning season since 1993. The Tigers averaged an impressive 32.7 points-per-game, while the high-octane offense averaged nearly 400 yards-per-contest. 13 players earned All-ODAC recognition, including six first team honorees. Defensive back Chris Scott earned All-America accolades for the second time in his career.
2001 (5-5): In 2001, the Favret-led Tigers finished 5-5 overall while tying for second place in the ODAC standings with a 3-3 conference mark. Hampden-Sydney gained nearly 360 yards of offense per game to go along with the second-highest scoring average in the ODAC at 29.6 points-per-game.
2000 (4-6): In Favret’s first season at Hampden-Sydney, he guided the Tigers to a 4-6 overall record. During his inaugural campaign as leader of the Tigers, Favret reinvented the Hampden-Sydney offense into one of the most prolific in the ODAC. Favret initiated a 17-point upgrade in scoring, leading a team that averaged just under ten points-per-game in 1999 to a 27.0 average in 2000. Hampden-Sydney ranked fourth in the conference in total offense, averaging nearly 360 yards-per-contest, while its 252.0 yards-per-game passing was tops in the league. Overall, the Tigers shattered almost 20 individual and team records in the 2000 season.
|College:||Western Michigan '02|
Wes Dodson returns for his sixth season on the Hampden-Sydney staff. Dodson will serve his fifth year of defensive coordinator in 2012 after serving his first year as the defensive secondary coach.
Last season, Dodson's speedy, athletic defensive unit led the ODAC in interceptions (20) and was second in turnovers gained (27) and rushing defense (130.8 rypg). The defense also held five opponents to under 20 points while allowing 27.3 points-per-game on the season. For the third consecutive year, Dodson produced a First Team All-American in cornerback Zach Morgan. Overall, Morgan became Dodson's seventh All-American selection.
In 2010, Dodson led a defense that was first in the ODAC in scoring defense (21.2 papg), red zone defense (71.1%) and pass defense efficieny (110.7) for the 9-2 Tigers. His defense was also second in the league in interceptions (13), sacks (22) and opponent's third-down conversions (36.1%), and third in total defense (343.5 yapg). Individually, Dodson produced his second consecutive ODAC Defensive Player of the Year in Trevor Ikwild, who led the ODAC with 133 tackles. Ikwild, defensive end Will Riggenbach, and free safety Bill Doody were all also named All-Americans (d3football.com).
In 2009, Dodson's defense produced three All-Americans and the ODAC Defensive Player of the Year in Will Riggenbach. As a unit, the Tiger defense continued to show improvement from years past. Hampden-Sydney led the ODAC in both total defense allowing 314.5 yards-per-game and scoring defense allowing just 17.5 points-per-game and 13.8 in conference. The 314.5 ypg mark was over 30 yards better than in 2008. The Tigers were also tops in interceptions (19), sacks (32), redzone defense (53.8%), and opponent's third-down conversions (30.8%).
In 2008, Dodson took over defensive coordinator duties and the Tigers saw great improvement in their overall defense. Hampden-Sydney was third in the ODAC in total defense allowing 346.3 yards-per-game and second in rushing defense allowing 106.9 yards-per-game on the ground. The 346.3 ypg allowed was over 50 yards less than in 2007. The Tiger defense's 15 interceptions were also good for second in conference.
Dodson held five years of coaching experience before joining the Tiger coaching staff in 2007. He came to Hampden-Sydney following a two-year stint at William & Mary, where Dodson worked with safeties and special teams. As a member of the Tribe's defensive staff, Dodson's defense ranked fifth in Division I-AA with 19 interceptions on the season.
Dodson's coaching career began at his alma mater, Western Michigan University, where he was a member of the coaching staff from 2002-04. At WMU, Dodson was a graduate assistant tabbed with the responsibility of coaching the offensive line for two seasons and the secondary for one. In 2003, Dodson's offensive line contributed to WMU's eighth-ranked passing offense at 308.4 yards-per-game.
He received his bachelor's degree from Western Michigan in 2002, where he was a four-year letter winner for the Broncos at safety. In 2000, Dodson was an instrumental piece to the Western Michigan MAC-West Championship team, helping the Broncos to several high statistical rankings, including 13th in the nation in pass defense (178.0 ypg), ninth in total defense (283.3 ypg) and fourth in scoring defense (11.6 ppg).
Dodson is a native of Nappanee, IN and currently resides in Farmville, VA with his wife Teresa.
|Title:||Offensive Line Coach|
Zeke Traylor returns for his fifth season with the Tigers after one year of teaching at Harry F. Byrd Middle School in Richmond and coaching at Mills Godwin High School. In 2006, Traylor served one season as a Hampden-Sydney graduate assistant, working primarily with the offensive line.
Last season, Traylor saw much success on the offensive line producing two First Team All-ODAC selections in Ben Rogers and Will Ferrell. Rogers also became the first First Team All-America pick under Traylor's tutelage. As a unit, Traylor's offensive line helped the Tigers lead the league with 42 points-per-game. The Tigers were also second in total offense (474.5 ypg), first in passing offense (334 ypg). On the ground, the numbers went up from the season before with the Tiges running for 140.5 ypg.
In 2010, Traylor's offensive line helped the Tigers amass 413.1 yards-per-game, over 100 rushing ypg and an ODAC-best 307.6 passing ypg. Traylor also produced a First Team All-ODAC selection for the third consecutive year in Ben Rogers. Senior Clay Parker was also named All-ODAC earning Second Team honors.
In 2009, Traylor's offensive line was a big part of the Tiger's ODAC leading 411.5 yards-per-game, 310 passing ypg, and 135.4 passing efficiency. Hampden-Sydney was also third in sacks-against allowing just 15 on the season.
In 2008, Traylor served his first season as offensive line coach for the Tigers. Traylor's offensive line was a vital part in the Tiger's ODAC leading 360.9 passing yards per game, 470.5 total yards per game, and a 134.8 passing efficiency which was second in conference. Hampden-Sydney was also third in sacks-against giving up just 15 on the season.
Traylor was a three-year letterman (2003-2005) for the Hampden-Sydney football team during his tenure as a student. As a senior in 2005, Traylor earned a multitude of honors, including the J. Stokeley Fulton Award, First Team All-ODAC, First Team All-State, First Team Don Hansen Football Gazette All-South Region, Second Team D3football.com All-South Region and Honorable Mention Don Hansen Football Gazette All-American. That season, Traylor helped Hampden-Sydney to an 8-2 overall record.
Traylor graduated from Hampden-Sydney in the spring of 2006 with a B.A. in history.
Following graduation, Traylor worked as a graduate assistant on the Tiger staff for the 2006 season before moving to Richmond, where he served as the offensive and defensive line coach at Mills Godwin in the fall of 2007 and taught social studies at Byrd Middle.
Traylor and his wife Adrienne reside in Farmville with their two children, Taylor (13) and Tyler (13).
|Title:||Special Teams Coor./Linebackers Coach|
Glen Young returns for his fifth season with the Tigers as the linebackers coach and special teams coordinator.
Last season, Young's punt and punt return units both led the ODAC in net yards. The Tigers averaged a net of 32.7 yards-per-punt while returning the ball 11.5 yards-per-punt. In addition, the Tigers were second in the conference in kickoff coverage, going 41.7 yards-per-kick. Young also produced two All-ODAC selections at linebacker with Kenny Fryman earning First Team honors and August Berling earning Third Team. Fryman was also an All-Region honoree.
In 2010, Young's special teams unit led the ODAC in kickoff coverage with a net average of 41.6 yards-per-kick - one yard better than from a season before. His teams also averaged just under 20 yards-per-return. He also coached the linebackers on the top-rated scoring defense in the ODAC (21.2 papg).
In 2009, his special teams led the ODAC in kickoff coverage with a net average of 40.6 yards-per-kick. Young also coached a linebacker core that saw all three starters earn All-ODAC honors. The defense as a whole also led the conference in both total defense (314.5 ypg) and scoring defense (17.5 ppg).
Young came to Hampden-Sydney from Michigan State University where he served one year as a graduate assistant, working with the offensive line, linebackers, and special teams while helping the Spartans to a Champs Sports Bowl appearance in 2007.
Young played four years of football under scholarship at linebacker for Syracuse University. As a senior in 1992, amidst tallying 102 total tackles, Young earned several honors including the Lambert Trophy, Syracuse Defensive MVP, and the Joe Alexander Award for Excellence in Football. The Orange captured a 26-22 victory over Colorado in that season's Fiesta Bowl en route to concluding the season ranked sixth in the national polls. Young finished his career as the eighth all-time leading tackler in Syracuse history and earned All-Big East and Honorable Mention All-America honors during his career.
Following college, Young played 13 years of professional football, both in the NFL and CFL, winning the AFC Championship and participating in Super Bowl XXIX with the San Diego Charges and winning two Grey Cup titles with the CFL's Edmonton Eskimos. During his time in the NFL, Young played with the Los Angeles Raiders, the Chargers and the Seattle Seahawks as a linebacker.
Following his playing career, Young coached at Hempfield High School in Pennsylvania for one year before enrolling in graduate school at Michigan State, seeking a Master's Degree in Kinesiology and joining the football coaching staff as a graduate assistant.
Young and his wife Gina, reside in Farmville with their two daughters, Brittany (13) and Brianna (12).
|Title:||Defensive Line Coach|
|College:||University of Mississippi '04|
Joshua Cooper enters his first season with the Tigers and will primarily coach the defensive line. Cooper comes to Hampden-Sydney with both coaching and playing experience at a variety of levels. In the spring of 2012, Cooper was an assistant football coach at Marietta High School in Georgia. He is also currently involved with Coop’s Camp, a summer conditioning and agility program for high school and college athletes.
Cooper was a four-year letter winner at the University of Mississippi from 2000 to 2003 as a defensive lineman. As a senior, he led the Rebels to the Southeastern Conference West Championship and in the Cotton Bowl was named the Defensive MVP in the 31-28 victory over Oklahoma State.
Professionally, Cooper has played in the NFL with the San Francisco 49ers and the New Orleans Saints and was a part of the 2006 NFC South Championship team. He also played in the NFL Europe, capturing the 2006 World Bowl Championship with the Frankfurt Galaxy, and saw action in the United Football League, playing for the 2010 UFL Champion Las Vegas Locos and the Florida Tuskers.
Cooper hails from Marietta, Georgia and is married to Kristen Cooper. They have one son, Joshua, Jr. (2). Cooper currently resides in Hampden-Sydney.
John Favret is undertaking his fifth season as the Tigers' special assistant.
Favret has a variety of duties that keep the Tiger program running. He handles much of the gameday set up, day-to-day operations, equipment management, and up keeping of the facilities. Favret is also in charge of travel arrangements for all road trips.
In addition to those duties, he is the program's "glue guy," doing anything and everything for the Tigers behind the scenes to keep everything together.
Favret currently resides in Hampden-Sydney.
|Title:||Tight End/H-Back Coach|
|College:||University of Maryland '85|
Daryl Grose returns to Hampden-Sydney after serving as an offensive consultant for the 2011 ODAC Champions. Entering his 20th season as a football coach, Grose first teamed up with Coach Favret at Catholic University in 1994 serving as assistant offensive coordinator, helping engineer one of the most productive offenses in NCAA Division III football.
Grose again teamed up with Favret at Hampden-Sydney in 2000, serving as the assistant head coach, defensive coordinator, and recruiting coordinator. Guiding Hampden-Sydney's defense against ODAC opponents in 2000, Grose's unit finished the season second in scoring defense, first in pass defense, and first in turnovers gained. Under his direction as defensive secondary coach, safety Chris Scott earned his first of two All-America honors.
Grose is a native of Rockville, Maryland and currently resides in Hampden-Sydney. He has a son, Kenny (13), and two daughters, Sarah (32) and April (22).
|College:||William & Mary '12|
D.J. Mangas enters his first season at Hampden-Sydney after a successful playing career as a wide receiver and quarterback at William & Mary. This season, Mangas will work primarily with the quarterbacks. This past spring, he served as a volunteer assistant on the Tribe’s coaching staff.
A 2012 graduate from William & Mary, Mangas played for the Tribe from 2008-11 and emerged as one of their top play makers as a senior in 2011. That season, Mangas hauled in a team-high 45 receptions for 591 yards and five touchdowns. He also ranked eighth in the Colonial Athletic Association with 53.7 receiving yards-per-game. For his career, Mangas hauled in 73 receptions for 824 yards while helping the Tribe to 31 wins.
A native of Chantilly, Virginia, Mangas currently resides in Hampden-Sydney.
|Title:||Defensive Backs Coach|
|College:||Tennessee State University '06|
Ahmaad Smith joins the Hampden-Sydney staff for his first season as the defensive backs coach after coaching at Northview High School in Duluth, Georgia. While at Northview, Smith worked with defensive backs and wide receivers and also handled strength and conditioning duties.
Smith was a four-year letter winner and two-year starting defensive back at Tennessee State from 2002-05. He led the Tigers in 2005 as a defensive team captain. Following graduation, Smith was invited to try out for the Arizona Cardinals in 2006. He also played professionally for the British Columbia Lions and Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League, and the Iowa Barnstormers and Pittsburgh Power of the Arena Football League.
Originally from Atlanta, Smith currently resides in Hampden-Sydney.