McDaniel College has selected Michael Hoyt as their new head football coach, according to an e-mail sent to students and faculty.
Hoyt has served for the past eight years as defensive coordinator and assistant head coach at Albright College in Pennsylvania.
In 2011, he was a finalist for the American Football Coaches Association’s assistant coach of the year award.
In the college’s release, McDaniel Athletic Director Paul Moyer said, “after a nationwide search, Mike’s experience as an educator, coach and leader of young men separated him as the top candidate for our program.
He embodies everything we wanted in our next head football coach,”
Albright’s football team finished with a 6-5 overall record in 2011, with Hoyt’s defense surrendering 23 points per game.
Moyer continued by saying Hoyt “brings with him an excellent understanding of the student-athlete, a strong knowledge of the top programs in the region, and relationships in recruiting areas where we have had great success.”
President Roger Casey, also commenting in the release, said “with Paul Moyer’s leadership, Mike Hoyt’s appointment, and the new Kenneth Gill stadium, McDaniel is poised to write a new victorious chapter in our 117-year tradition of Green Terror football.”
Hoyt will officially take over as head football coach on March 19.