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Steve Englehart
Email: steveenglehart@fit.edu w: (321) 674-8230

Position Responsibility: Quarterbacks

Head football coach Steve Englehart enters his third season at the helm of the Panther football team. During his first two seasons, Englehart has steered FIT to an 11-12 overall record, including a 4-9 record in Gulf South Conference action.

In 2014, Englehart's Panthers surprised and shook up the college football world. FIT notched its first-ever win over a ranked opponent with a thrilling 37-31 victory over No. 12 Tarleton State at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, the home venue of the NFL's Dallas Cowboys. The following week the Panthers returned to the Sunshine State and narrowly dropped a game at Division I opponent Bethune Cookman after failing to convert a two-point attempt at the end of the game. The program tallied another first later in the year, garnering its first GSC road win with a dramatic 33-32 win at West Alabama. FIT finished the year with a 6-5 overall record and a 3-4 mark in the GSC.

Englehart led Florida Tech Football to a 5-7 record in the program's inaugural season in fall 2013. The Panthers' victories included their inaugural game against Stetson, a Gulf South Conference win versus Shorter, a Homecoming triumph over Warner, their last regular season game against Webber International and a victory in the first-ever Eastern College Athletic Conference Division II Futures Bowl over Alderson Broaddus.

Since he arrived at Florida Tech in 2011, he has built the program from the ground up. With the help of his staff, he has recruited over 110 new student-athletes, fundraised for the new Varsity Training Center, been heavily involved with the Brevard County community and traveled throughout the state of Florida to promote Florida Tech Football.

Prior to settling in Melbourne, Englehart was the offensive coordinator at his alma mater, Indiana State University, in 2010. His unit set program records, scoring 351 points and 48 touchdowns, and averaged the 17th-most yards in the Football Championship Subdivision at 411.8 yards per game. Running back Darrius Gates excelled under Englehart as he averaged 10.6 points per game, which led the Missouri Valley Conference and was second at the FCS level.

Englehart also coached for four years at NCAA Division III Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. He guided the Fightin’ Engineers to a 26-14 record. His .650 winning percentage is still the best in program history. During his last three years at Rose-Hulman, his players combined for 30 All-Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference awards. Englehart also coached quarterback Derek Eitel who graduated with every major career passing record, and was named HCAC Player of the Year in 2009.

Englehart played quarterback at Indiana State from 1996-99 where he ran the triple option. He earned letters in 97, 98, and 99. He was named to the Gateway Football Conference’s All-Academic Team in 1998 and 1999, was named a GTE Scholar Athlete three times, and earned Sycamore Honor Athlete recognition for four seasons.

Englehart and his wife, Carrie, reside in Melbourne and have three children, Caden, Ty, and Lila.

Steve Englehart Head Coaching Record:

2009    Rose-Hulman    6-4
2008    Rose-Hulman    7-3
2007    Rose-Hulman    7-3
2006    Rose Hulman    6-4
CAREER (4 seasons) 26-14

What they are saying about Florida Tech inaugural head football coach Steve Englehart

Derek Eitel
Former Quarterback, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

On Coach Englehart as a person:
“He’s the best. In my four years at Rose-Hulman, he was like a brother to me. He was younger, so he could relate to an 18-22 year-old in a way that some coaches can’t. He’s a first-class person, he’s a family man. First and foremost, I respect the way he lives his life and goes about things. You can’t say enough about his character.”

On Coach Englehart as a football coach:
“He’s a player’s coach. He demanded a lot of his players, but at the same time he gave his players a lot of freedom on the football field. As a freshman quarterback, he gave me freedom to audible. In my first few starts, I made mistakes and at times changed the play to a wrong play. Despite my inexperience, he never took my confidence away. In my freshman season, I think he really molded me into the quarterback I ended up being.”

On the qualities Coach Englehart will bring to the Florida Tech football program:
“He’s a very intense coach when he needs to be. He can be laid back off the field at times, but when you get him in front of the white board and he starts drawing up plays, his eyes light up. That intensity is projected to the players. He has a great offensive mind. At Rose-Hulman, we were undermanned at times and a little bit smaller, but he made us think that we were going to go out and take the opposing team down every game. That confidence and intensity that he instills will make men out of any players that come through his program.”

Jeff Jenkins
Athletic Director, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

On Coach Englehart as a person:
“He’s a family man. He’s very dedicated to his family and his wife, and is a classy individual. He is an outstanding head coach. I was glad to see him become Florida Tech’s head coach because I think he will do a remarkable job.”

On Coach Englehart as a football coach and the qualities he will bring to the Florida Tech football program:
 “I think he’s definitely a player’s coach, but he will be firm with his players. He will make his players respect him and he will have discipline. Although he is still a young man, he will make them do the things that they need to do to be successful in the classroom and on the football field.

I certainly wish Steve a great deal of luck, and I will be following him. He went to Indiana State and helped turn around the program with (head coach) Trent Miles. I look for him to continue his success at Florida Tech.”

Mike Simmonds
Offensive Line Coach, University of North Texas

On Coach Englehart as a person:
“Steve Englehart is a great family man and a great person in general. He has great morals and does things the right way. He has three great children and a great wife, Carrie. His number one priority in life is taking care of his family. He also treats his coworkers as family.”

On Coach Englehart as a football coach:
“He is one of the best coaches I’ve been around. He’s very detail and goal orientated. He’s very organized. He listens to his coworkers. I saw him take an offense that was the worst in school history at Indiana State and turn it around in one season to the point that we scored the most points in school history, 351. I think that kind of sums up the one year I had a chance to coach with him, and his ability as a football coach. He’s a great fit for the Florida Tech football program.”

On the qualities Coach Englehart will bring to the Florida Tech football program:
“He’s been dreaming about being a head coach again. He’s going to demand a lot from his players on the academic and on the athletic end of things. He’ll want to develop a total student-athlete that will be a contributor on the football field and graduate. He’s going to build that program the right way with energy and enthusiasm. You’re getting a great man, a great leader, a great person, a great football coach in Steve Englehart.”

Coaching Staff
Steve Englehart
Head Coach
Mark Smith
Associate Head Coach & Defensive Line Coach
Jayson Martin
Offensive Coordinator
Willie Tillman
Defensive Coordinator
Dan Sabock
Special Teams Coordinator & Inside Linebackers Coach
Chad Raymond
Offensive Line Coach, Run Game Coordinator & Recruiting Coordinator
Austin Silvoy
Wide Receivers Coach & Video Coordinator
Dan Owen
Graduate Assistant & Assistant Secondary Coach
Jeremiaha Gates
Graduate Assistant & Tight Ends Coach
Michael Daneshgar
Director of Football Operations
Kerron Greaves
Offensive Assistant/Running Backs
Kyle Eastridge
Defensive Assistant/Defensive Line
Pat Vogelsang
Offensive Assistant/Offensive Line
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