Jayson Martin gets the call
two weeks before camp opens.
Rose-Hulman athletics photo
Steve Englehart has resigned as football coach at Rose-Hulman to
accept the offensive coordinator position at Division I FCS Indiana
State. Jayson Martin, the team's offensive coordinator, has been
promoted to interim head coach.
Martin enters his third year on the coaching staff at Rose-Hulman
and served as the team's offensive coordinator in 2009.
Englehart led the Fightin' Engineers to a 26-14 record and a .650
winning percentage in four seasons, two seasons at 7-3 and two at
6-4. Rose-Hulman recorded four consecutive six-win seasons for the
first time in school history including the most recent 2009
The four-year span is the best stretch of football at Rose-Hulman
since the 1987-90 teams were 29-10-1. Englehart led the Engineers
to their best conference finish since 1988 with an outright
second-place effort in 2008. The past three squads combined for the
30 all-Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference awards.
"We appreciate Steve Englehart's efforts as head football coach at
Rose-Hulman and wish him the best with all future endeavors. The
program has made significant progress over the last four years, and
we have expectations for another successful season this fall," said
athletic director Jeff Jenkins.
Rose-Hulman's offensive unit established 15 individual and team
school records in Martin's first season as offensive coordinator
last fall. Six members of the offensive unit earned all-Heartland
Collegiate Athletic Conference accolades last season, including
four-year starting quarterback Derek Eitel as league Offensive
Player of the Year.
Martin will lead the Fightin' Engineers through the season on an
interim basis, and a national search for the permanent head
coaching position will begin at the conclusion of the campaign.
As a college player, Martin earned four varsity letters at
Kentucky State. He competed on the Pioneer Bowl championship squad
Prior Rose-Hulman, Martin coached for four seasons as offensive
coordinator at Holy Trinity Academy High School in Florida and
spent one season at Henry Clay High School in Lexington, Ky. He
spent one season as a volunteer assistant on the Kentucky State
coaching staff in 2001.