2019 Defiance Football News

  • Wehrhahn joins football coaching staff as linebackers coach
    January 23, 2020
    DEFIANCE, Ohio – Defiance College head football coach Manny Matsakis has announced that Matt Wehrhahn has joined his staff as linebackers coach for the Yellow Jackets. Wehrhahn was hired as an assistant coach in December 2019 and recently started his new position at DC.
  • Track & Field begins new era at Findlay
    January 11, 2020
    FINDLAY, Ohio – A small contingent of the Defiance College track and field team made their way to the University of Findlay on Saturday as part of the Findlay Open.
  • Johnson elevated to defensive coordinator for football team
    December 06, 2019
    DEFIANCE, Ohio – Defiance College head football coach Manny Matsakis has announced that Jovon Johnson has been elevated to defensive coordinator for the Yellow Jackets. Johnson came to Defiance prior to the 2019 season as the defensive backs coach before taking on more responsibilities with the defense toward the end of the year.
  • Five Yellow Jackets collect All-HCAC football honors
    November 20, 2019
    CARMEL, Ind. – The Defiance College football team placed five members on the Heartland Collegiate Athletic All-Conference team announced Wednesday morning by the league office. Junior Steven Lucas (Warren, Mich./Center Line) and freshman Damon Thomas (Imperial Beach, Calif./Mar Vista) headlined the nominees for DC as they collected second team honors.
  • The Hammer returns to Defiance as football celebrates a Senior Day victory
    November 16, 2019
    DEFIANCE, Ohio – With the coveted hammer trophy on the line, the Defiance College football team ground their way to the first win of the season on Saturday afternoon. The annual matchup with the Bluffton Beavers saw defense and special teams make their presence known as Defiance toppled the local rival 10-7.
  • Defensive Day Sees Football Fall to Manchester
    November 09, 2019
    DEFIANCE, Ohio - A defensive day at Justin F. Coressel Stadium saw the Defiance College football team fall to the Manchester Spartans for the second time in 2019 with a 19-0 defeat. 
  • Football Loses in HCAC Action at Rose-Hulman
    November 02, 2019
    TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – On the road in Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference play, the Defiance College football team lost, 53-6, to the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology Fightin’ Engineers at Cook Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
  • Football Topped by Franklin in HCAC Action
    October 26, 2019
    FRANKLIN, Ind. – In the rain on Saturday afternoon after an open week, the Defiance College football team fell, 28-0, to the host Franklin College Grizzlies in a Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference matchup at Faught Stadium.
  • Football hosts Hanover on Homecoming
    October 12, 2019
    A buzzing Defiance College campus saw DC football welcome Hanover College to Justin F. Coressel Stadium on Saturday afternoon. The game served as a culmination of 2019 Homecoming on Defiance’s campus. The defending HCAC Champion Panthers topped the Yellow Jackets 42-0 in front of the large contingent of Purple and Gold faithful.
  • Football Drops HCAC Affair at MSJ
    October 05, 2019
    CINCINNATI, Ohio - The Defiance College football team continued Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference action with a trip to Mount St. Joseph on Saturday afternoon. The Yellow Jackets were defeated by the Lions 59-6. 
  • Tune in to Episode 14 of the Swarm and Shoot Football Show
    October 04, 2019
    DEFIANCE, Ohio - Episode 14 of the Swarm and Shoot Football Show takes listeners on a journey through a recap of week four which saw the Yellow Jackets post a season-high 29 points at Anderson.  
  • Season High Offensive Output Falls Short at Anderson
    September 28, 2019
    ANDERSON, Ind. - The Defiance College football team made the southern journey to Anderson University to begin Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference play on Saturday afternoon. Despite scoring a season high 29 points, the Yellow Jackets fell to the Ravens 56-29. 
  • Tune in to Episode 13 of the Swarm and Shoot Football Show
    September 27, 2019
    DEFIANCE, Ohio - Episode 13 of the Swarm and Shoot Football Show, released Thursday evening, offers an inside look into Defiance College football as they recap last week's action and prepare for the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference season.
  • Football Falls Under Thursday Night Lights
    September 19, 2019
    DEFIANCE, Ohio - The Defiance College football team welcomed a familiar foe in Manchester University to town in their first "home" game of the 2019 season. Under the lights of Fred Brown stadium at Defiance High School the Yellow Jackets battled the Spartans to a 52-21 defeat. 
  • Football Falls at MIAA Favorite Hope
    September 14, 2019
    HOLLAND, Mich. - Defiance College football continued their stretch of trips north on Saturday as they took on a talented Hope College side. One touchdown on the day for the Yellow Jackets saw DC fall to the Flying Dutchmen 80-6. 
  • Football Opens 2019 Season with Trip to Albion
    September 07, 2019
    ALBION, Mich. - Under the lights of Sprankle-Sprandel Stadium on the campus of Albion College, the Defiance College football team kicked-off the 2019 season on Saturday evening. The youthful Yellow Jackets fell to the Britons by a final score of 56-6. 
  • HCAC Announces Football Preseason Poll
    August 27, 2019
    DEFIANCE, OHIO - The 2019 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Football Preseason Coaches' Poll, released Tuesday morning by the league office, saw Defiance claim 15 points for an eighth place finish in the polling.