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Mike Yeager enters his first season with the Dragons football program. He will serve as Defensive Coordinator.
Yeager comes to Tiffin after five seasons as Carthage Head Football Coach. Yeager’s tenure at the helm of Carthage started as the Red Men's interim head coach for the final three games of the 2012 season. Prior to that, Yeager served as Carthage’s defensive coordinator in both 2011 and 2012.
Since becoming the full-time head coach in 2012, Yeager led the improvement of the football facilities, modernized athletic performance training for Carthage athletes, and brought new concepts to both sides of the ball. On the field, these changes yielded results, as the Carthage program showed steady improvement, increasing its win total each year, including a 5-5 record in 2015 and 7-3 record in 2017. 2016's seven-win season was just the 19th in program history, placing Yeager in elite class with Art Keller and Tim Rucks as the only coaches to lead the Red Men to at least seven wins in a season. The 2017 season saw the Red Men complete another 7-3 season. The 14 wins over the last two seasons is the most for the program since the 2004-05 seasons.
Before Carthage, Yeager coached in the Big Ten conference, serving as an assistant coach at Indiana University for five years from 2006 to 2010 with three years coaching the safeties and two years with the linebackers. Yeager was a graduate assistant for the Hoosiers in 2005. While at Indiana, Yeager coached two years with the noted IU and Miami University football coach, the late Terry Hoeppner, who led a resurgence of the Hoosier program.
Prior to his arrival at Indiana, Yeager spent five years as an assistant coach at the College of Wooster, including the 2003 and 2004 seasons as defensive coordinator for the Scots. In Yeager’s last year as defensive coordinator, the Scots completed an undefeated 10-0 regular season campaign, and won their first-round NCAA playoff game.
A native of Cincinnati, Ohio, Yeager lettered three times at linebacker at Miami University between 1996 and 1999. As a senior, he was third on the team in tackles (116) and tied for the team lead in interceptions (3). He graduated in 1999 with a bachelor's in sport organization. He and his wife, Katrin, have two daughters, Rylan (eight years old), and Brooklyn (three), and a son, Will (five).
Lee Stalker enters his fifth season with the Tiffin Dragons coaching staff. Serves as the Special Teams Coordinator and Defensive Line Coach.
Stalker comes to Tiffin after coaching one season at Oberlin College in 2013 where he served as the Linebackers and Defensive Line Coach, as well as their Head Strength and Conditioning Coach. Following the season, three of Stalker's players went on the be named All-NCAC Selections.
Stalker took over the Defensive Line in 2014, a group that posted only 7 sacks and 19.5 tackles for loss that season. Since then, Stalker's group has averaged 22 sacks and 42 tackle's for loss per season; compiling 74 sacks and 146.5 TFL's in 3 seasons. The defensive efforts in 2017 had placed the Dragon's Defense 1st in the conference in both categories with a total of 33 Sacks (19th Nationally) and 96 TFL's (8th Nationally).
The Dragon's defense also made national marks being ranked 20th in 3rd Down Percentage, 26th in Pass Defense, and 33rd in Red Zone Defense following the 2017 season.
During the 4 seasons as a part of the Dragon's staff, Stalker has produced 5 All-Conference Selections; including DE Willie Mays who went on to spend time with the Green Bay Packers as well as the Los Angeles Rams.
Stalker played Defensive End at Kent State University from 2007-2011. Stalker was a two year starter and served as a team captain for the Golden Flashes. Following the 2011 season he was also a finalist for the NCAA Burlsworth Trophy.
He majored in Architecture & Environmental Design with a minor in Sports Administration at Kent State University.
Ryan Allgood enters his second season as the offensive line coach on the Tiffin football staff in 2017.
Allgood's unit aided a Tiffin offense that averaged 23.8 points per game, 366 passing yards, and 202.5 rushing yards per game. The big guys up front were an important part in JaQuan Hardy's 1,000-yard season, the first since the 2005 campaign. Coach Allgood had three student-athletes earn GLIAC honors, Mason Butler (2nd team), Azell Mitchell (2nd team), and Ridge Tarwacki (Honorable Mention).
The Grove, Oklahoma native played two seasons at the University of Oklahoma from 2006-08. He then was a student assistant from 2009-11 and a graduate assistant from 2014-16. Allgood played or coached on five Big 12 Championship teams, was part of three Sooner teams that made BCS bowls, and one that made it to the College Football Playoffs. Allgood earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from the University of Oklahoma in 2011.
While at OU, the 2016 offensive line overcame early season shuffling due to injuries to help the Sooners to one of the most productive offensive years in school history, ranking first nationally in passing efficiency rating (FBS record mark of 193.79) and pass completion percentage (.706), second in total offense (554.8 ypg) and third in scoring offense (43.9 ppg). OU also led the Big 12 by allowing just 1.6 sacks per game.
He helped coach a 2015 offensive line unit that featured All-Big 12 First Team honorees Ty Darlington and Nila Kasitati. Darlington also won the Campbell Trophy, Wuerffel Trophy and Bowden Award for his efforts on and off the field. OU started a pair of freshmen at the tackle positions, including left tackle Orlando Brown, who was named a Freshman All-American by the Sporting News. The line led the way for an offense that ranked No. 4 in scoring, No. 17 in passing and No. 22 in rushing.
The team sent three offensive linemen (Daryl Williams, Adam Shead and Tyrus Thompson) to the NFL Scouting Combine in 2015, a total topped by only two other FBS programs. Williams was an All-Big 12 First Team pick, while Shead and Thompson were both second-team selections.
Other noteworthy marks accomplished during Allgood's time at OU: Oklahoma led the nation in 2014 by permitting a mere 9.0 sacks; the Sooners led the Big 12 and ranked 10th in the nation in 2014, averaging 261.2 rushing ypg, the highest total produced by the Sooners under Stoops; running behind the blocking of the OU offensive line, freshman RB Samaje Perine led the Big 12 in rushing (131.8 ypg) in 2014 and set the FBS single-game rushing record with 427 yards vs. Kansas (11/22/14).
During the 2013 season, Allgood was the offensive line coach at Division III College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, MN where they won the UMAC Championship. He also spent two years as a Graduate Assistant for Division II Fort Hays State University in Kansas where he coached the tight ends, full backs and was assistant offensive line coach from 2011-12.
Steve Gilbert enters his seventh year with the Dragons football program and serves as running backs coach. In 2011, Gilbert was inducted to the OHSFCA Hall of Fame after a 37 year career as a high school coach and teacher. He is a 1968 graduate of Toledo St. Francis DeSales High School. He received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Toledo in 1973 and his Master’s degree from Bowling Green State University in 1979. He also earned a Vocational Education degree from Kent State University in 1991.
JaQuan Hardy was a man on a mission, carrying the ball 207 times for 1,077-yards and 8 touchdowns. For his career, JaQuan has amassed 1,653-yards and 13 rushing touchdowns. As a unit, the Tiffin running backs accounted for 77% of Tiffin's total rushing yards and 14 of the team's 19 rushing touchdowns. For his efforts, Hardy was a 2nd team All-GLIAC selection.
Gilbert has been an assistant football coach and wrestling coach at North Baltimore HS (1973-75); Bowling Green HS (1975-81); and Norwalk HS (1981-84). In 1985, Gilbert was named Head Football Coach at Ashland Crestview HS. In two years he moved on to Mansfield Senior HS as Head Coach. In 1993 he was named Head Coach at Tiffin Columbian HS where he stayed for 17 years, posting a career record of 137-44 with 10 NOL Championships and 8 trips to the OHSAA State playoffs. His career high school record is 189-72.
During his years as a high school coach, he earned many awards including: five-time Northwest Ohio Coach of the Year; OHSAA Sportsmanship, Ethics, and Integrity award (2008); President of the OHSFCA (2000); President of the Northwest Ohio Football Coaches Association (1998-2000); Regional Director for the OHSFCA (1995-2010); Board of Directors for NW Ohio Football Coaches Assn. (1995-2011); and Head Coach for Ohio in Big 33 game vs. Pennsylvania (2000). He coached NFL All-Pro Hugh Douglas while at Mansfield while also coaching 58 All-Ohio players at Columbian. Coach Gilbert is very honored that over 20 of his former assistants or players are now high school head coaches.
Coach Gilbert is married to his wife Nancy and they have two sons, Aaron and Kyle and daughter-in-law Meredith
Phillip Ely is in his second season as Quarterbacks Coach/Pass Game Coordinator for the Tiffin Dragons after being a defensive graduate assistant for the Iowa State Cyclones under Head Coach Matt Campbell.
Ely coordinated a pass attack that featured a freshman quarterback at the helm in his first season with Tiffin. Under the tutelage of Ely, Nick Watson completed 60.5% of his passes for 2,124 yards and 12 touchdowns. The Dragons set their season high for completion percentage with an incredible 21-27 (78%) performance against Michigan Tech on November 4. Tiffin set their season high for passing yards in a game on October 28, compiling 298 yards on 31 completions against Saginaw Valley State University.
Ely assisted Defensive Coordinator Coach John Heacock with the cyclone defense in 2016. Ely is a 2014 graduate of Toledo, where he led the Rockets to a 10-2 record and a victory in the Boca Raton Bowl as their starting quarterback.
Ely, who played two seasons at Toledo after transferring from Alabama, threw for 3,000 yards and 23 TDs against only 10 interceptions in his only full season as a starter in 2015. He missed the majority of his junior season (2014) after suffering a knee and shoulder injury.
A native of Tampa, Fla., Ely was a member of the Alabama football team for two seasons (2011-13), earning a pair of national championship rings under Head Coach Nick Saban. He played in six games as a backup QB for the Crimson Tide during the 2012 campaign.
Ely was recruited to Alabama after a decorated career at Plant High School in Tampa. He led Plant to three state championship games and walked away with a pair of Florida state titles and was named a U.S. Army All-American.
Joe Horn is in his third season on the Tiffin coaching staff as the receivers coach.
The 2017 season saw eight different wide receivers register a catch. Tony Shead led Tiffin in receptions with 33, and Tyler Denton led the way in yards (492) and touchdowns (5).
In 2016 Tiffin had 11 different receivers record a catch, and combined for 177 catches, 2220 receiving yards and 21 touchdowns. The group was led by Junior Charles Holland who finished the season as a 1st team All-Conference selection and D2football.com All-American. Holland snagged 77 balls for 1129 yards and 11 touchdowns. Charles led the GLIAC in receptions, finished 2nd in yards and yards per game, and 6th in receiving touchdowns. Holland is only the second Dragon wide receiver to eclipse 1,000 receiving yards while participating in the GLIAC.
Prior to TU Horn spent two seasons coaching receivers at Ashland, including All GLIAC wide receiver Danny Piko. During the 2015 season Ashland had an undefeated regular season and won the GLIAC Championship.
Horn is a 2010 AU graduate, and he ranks as one of the most prolific wide receivers in school history. He shares the school single-game record for touchdowns (six), and he also holds the school single-season record for touchdown receptions (12). He is the program's career leader in touchdown receptions (28) and receiving yards (2,681). He is second in career catches (170).
Horn has the record for the longest pass play in school history - 96 yards (done twice). He was a three-time All-GLIAC second-team selection. Horn was a member of the 2008 team that advanced to the NCAA playoffs and won the lone postseason game in school history.
While at AU, Horn was also a member of the track and field team. Four times he was recognized as the GLIAC runner of the year (indoors and outdoors). He was first-team all-conference in track and field and was recognized as an All-American 12 times.
After leaving the Eagles, Horn signed a free agent contract with the National Football League's Indianapolis Colts. He participated in three preseason games with the Colts. He also spent time with the Canadian Football League's Calgary Stampeders and the Arena Football League's Cleveland Gladiators and Tampa Bay Storm.
Horn has worked as an assistant football coach at Perrysburg (Ohio) High School, and he's been a volunteer assistant coach with the AU track and field program.
Christian Dukes is in his first season as an assistant coach for Tiffin University. He will work primarily with the defensive backs.
Dukes played cornerback for the University of Toledo Rockets from 2012-2016, as he was a four-year starter. Prior to TU, Dukes served as an assistant with Anderson (Ohio) High School from 2017-18, working with the defensive-backs. Prior to Anderson, Dukes worked as an assistant coach at Walnut Hills High School (Ohio) from 2016-2017, also working with the defensive-backs.
A native of Cincinnati, Ohio, Dukes graduated from the University of Toledo in 2015 with a degree in Sports Administration. Dukes chose Toledo over Bowling Green, Akron, Louisville, Pittsburgh, Marshall, Colorado, and Boston College following a standout prep career at Colerain High School where he was a three-year letterwinner at defensive back, helping them reach top 25 national rankings each of his seasons.