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After more than two decades as the head coach of Mount Union, Larry Kehres has stepped down -- finishing as one of the winningest coaches in college football history. His career record is 332-24-3. After more than two decades as the head coach of Mount Union, Larry Kehres has stepped down -- finishing as one of the winningest coaches in college football history. His career record is 332-24-3.
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Larry Kehres, who turned Mount Union into a Division III football powerhouse - and a regular visitor to Salem for the Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl - is stepping down.
Kehres, 63, won 11 national titles and had a 332-24-3 record in his 27 seasons with the Purple Raiders. His teams were unbeaten in the regular season 21 times. The national championships came in 1993, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2005, 2006, 2008 and this past season.
His .929 winning percentage in all games is the best ever at the college level.
He will continue as the Alliance, Ohio, school's athletic director. Kehres did not specify why he was stepping aside as coach, but he will be replaced by his 37-year-old son Vince, who is taking over the job with a resume that parallels his father's.
"The best part of the job was developing relationships with players and continuing those relationships following their graduations," Kehres said. "Coaching the Purple Raiders has been a tremendous experience for my family. We have shared many great experiences with our players, fellow coaches, trainers and their families. We plan to continue to enjoy working with Mount Union coaches and athletes."
Vince Kehres has spent the past 13 years on the Mount Union football coaching staff and the last eight of those years as defensive coordinator. His defense has ranked statistically among the top in Division III and in 2012 it was No. 1 in total defense, No. 1 in scoring defense and No. 1 in rushing defense while posting six consecutive shutouts.
Washington and Lee 6
YORK, Pa. - York scored the first seven goals of the NCAA Division III first-round game and went on to advance to the second round of the tournament.
Meade Brewster had three goals and an assist for W&L (10-10).
Virginia Tech 11,
High Point 4
BLACKSBURG - Virginia Tech (31-19) put up three runs in the third, sixth and seventh innings on the way to topping High Point (24-25) at English Field.
Alex Perez had three hits for the 22nd-ranked Hokies, including two-RBI singles in the sixth and seventh.
Virginia Tech sophomore second baseman Kylie McGoldrick was named to the All-ACC first team, while Tech senior first baseman/catcher Courtney Liddle made the second team.
McGoldrick is batting .368 with 10 homers and 29 RBIs. Liddle, who earned all-conference honors for the third time, is batting .377 with six homers and 36 RBIs.
Generals, Hokie get NCAA tournament bids
Men's and women's players from Washington and Lee received bids to the NCAA Division III singles and doubles championships, which will be played May 23-25 in Kalamazoo, Mich.
On the men's side, Hayden White (22-6) reaped a singles bid and the 23-4 team of Taylor Shamshin and Michael Holt received a doubles berth. On the women's side, Sonja Meighan (14-5) and Meghan Buell (17-6) were awarded singles bids and the 15-4 team of Meighan and Patricia Kirkland got a doubles berth.
The bids to the Division I tournament had previously been announced, but on Wednesday, Virginia Tech freshman Amerigo Contini (28-9) was upgraded from alternate and given a spot in the 64-man singles field. That tournament will be played May 22-27 in Urbana, Ill.
TRACK AND FIELD
Myers wins decathlon
LYNCHBURG - Washington and Lee's Dillon Myers won the decathlon Tuesday night at a two-day Lynchburg College meet for decathletes and heptathletes.
W&L's Marissa Thompson was third in the heptathlon.
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