Football: Jeff Hand Steps Down as Head Coach

Monday, November 25, 2013

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Westminster College has announced that Jeff Hand has resigned as head football coach. A search for a replacement will begin immediately.

"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.

About Westminster College...
Founded in 1852 and related to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Westminster College ranks first in the nation as "Best College for Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math," according to Forbes.com. Westminster is a top-tier liberal arts college and a national leader in graduation rate performance, according to U.S. News Best Colleges guide. Westminster is also honored as one of "The Best 378 Colleges" by The Princeton Review, and is named to the President's Honor Roll for excellence in service learning.

Nearly 1,600 undergraduate and graduate students benefit from individualized attention from dedicated faculty while choosing from 41 majors and nearly 100 organizations on the New Wilmington, Pa., campus. Visit www.westminster.edu/advantage to view "Advantage: Westminster" A Strategic Plan 2010-2020.

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