Larry Kehres

In 2012, Larry Kehres began his 38th year at Mount Union College and his 27th season as head football coach.  In his 27 years at the helm of the Purple Raiders he has built one of the most successful programs in all of college football.  His teams have won 22 Ohio Athletic Conference Championships (1986, 1990, 1992-2011) while posting 20 undefeated regular seasons (1986, 1990, 1992, 1993, 1995-2004, 2006-2011) and claiming 10 of the last 17 NCAA Division III National Championships (1993, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2005, 2006, 2008).  In total, Kehres has a career coaching record of 317-24-3 (.924) which makes him one of only 11 coaches in college football history to win over 300 games.  For his efforts he has been named American Football Coaches Association Regional Coach of the Year a record 16 times, AFCA National Coach of the Year eight times, OAC Coach of the Year six times and in 2008 became just the second-ever NCAA Division III winner of the Liberty Mutual National Coach of the Year award.


Team: Mount Union College
Career (years): 27 Years
DOB: September 7, 1949


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  • 17 Consecutive OAC Championships
  • 10 NCAA DIII Championships
  • 9 AFCA National Coach of the Year Awards
  • 2008 Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year
  • 2008 Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year
  • 2010 AFCA President