Chris Rosselot enters his second season as defensive coordinator, and fifth season, overall, with Hiram football.
In his first year at the helm of the Terrier defense, Hiram ranked fifth in the North Coast Athletic Conference in opponents' rushing yards per game. The Terriers also collected seven fumbles on the season, tying them for fourth in the conference rankings.
In addition, under his tutelage, four members of the Hiram defense were awarded post-season honors, including Second-Team AFCA All-American linebacker, Kyle Burchett.
Burchett earned the program's first All-American distinction since 1999 in Rosselot's first season as the DC, ranking second in the NCAC in total tackles with 109. Additionally, Burchett added 12.5 tackles for loss, four sacks and forced three turnovers.
Along with Burchett's post-season accolades, three additionally defenders were named All-NCAC honorees, including First-Team defensive tackle Zayd Mabin, Second-Team defensive back D.D. Fleetion and honorable mention selection Horace Johnson.
In his final season with the Terriers, Mabin earned his first, first-team honor, leading the team and ranking second in the NCAC with 8.5 sacks. Additionally, the defensive tackle totaled 49 stops (14 for a loss) and added a pair of forced fumbles.
In his first season as defensive coordinator, Rosselot also showed his ability to coach players into competing at a high level, as four seniors were invited to play in post-season all-star games, including Burchett, Mabin, Fleetion and Timothy Hinton-McCoy.
Both Burchett and Mabin were invited to play in the National Bowl, while Fleetion and Hinton-McCoy were asked to participate in the DIII Senior Classic.
During his first three seasons with the Terriers, Rosselot spent two seasons as the offensive line and strength & conditioning coach and one year as the coach of the defensive line.
Prior to Hiram, he spent the 2012 season working with the Cincinnati Bengals in their player personnel and game day experience departments. While working for the Bengals, Rosselot earned his Master's in Sport Administration from Xavier University.
During his playing career, Rosselot was a Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference scholar-athlete for Mount Saint Joseph University in Cincinnati, where he received a Bachelor's of Science degree in sport management in 2011.