Monday, November 25, 2013NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. (WCN staff & the Westminster College Sports Information Office)-- Westminster College head football coach revealed to players on Monday that he is stepping down.
College officials also made the announcement to the public at the same time. They also say a search for a replacement will begin immediately.
Players said they were asked to attend a special meeting at midday on Monday. Those who did not make the meeting were asked to meet with Hand one on one as he broke the news. He has not reveal what his future plans were for life after coaching Titan football.
"I thank Jeff Hand for all of his hard work and effort during his tenure as head football coach at Westminster, and I have been especially appreciative of his commitment to the College, to Titan athletics, and to the student-athletes in our football program," said Athletic Director Jim Dafler. "I wish Jeff only the best in his future endeavors."
Hand, a 1992 graduate of Clarion University, coached the Titans for nine seasons, compiling a 34-55 record (.382), including a 4-6 mark this season. Hand also coached Westminster's all-time leading passer, all-time leading receiver, the fourth all-time leading pass rusher, and the fifth all-time leading rusher, as well as 45 all-conference selections.