Henry Stanford enters his sixth season with the Terrier football program, including his third as head coach.
In his first season as head coach Stanford led Hiram to a trio of wins while posting a winning record at Charles A. Henry Field. Over the course of the year, Hiram set nine new program standards, including breaking the total yardage and total offense per game (376.7) marks.
Coach Stanford led six players to All-NCAC honors, including three first-team honorees in senior wideout Joshua Philander, senior defensive tackle Zayd Maybin and junior running back Danny Robinson.
Stanford also helped lead senior linebacker Kyle Burchett to an American Football Coaches' Association Second-Team All-American honor. Burchett ranked second in the NCAC in total tackles (109) while sitting fifth in tackles for loss (12.5).
Coach Stanford came to Hiram following a five-year stay at Capital University in Columbus, Ohio. During his tenure with the Crusaders, Coach Stanford served the team in a multitude of facets, before spending his final three seasons as the Head Coach. Prior to that appointment, Coach Stanford was selected as the OAC Assistant Coach of the Year in 2009.
Serving as offensive coordinator for the Crusaders in the '09 season, Stanford helped lead Capital to a 7-3 record in the OAC while ranking second in the conference in total yardage per game (423.1). That season, six members of the Crusader offense earned All-OAC honors, including second-team running back Dominic D'Andrea, who became the school's third ever 1,000 yard rusher.
Throughout his tenure at Capital, including three seasons as head coach, Stanford led 34 players to All-OAC honors, including 10 first-team picks, 14 second-team honorees, and 10 honorable mention selections.
Prior to his time in Columbus, Stanford coached at Elmhurst (Ill.) College (2004-07), Tiffin University (1999-2000, 2003-04), Kenyon College (2002-03), Otterbein University (2000-02), and The Ohio State University as student assistant (1996-99).
While at Elmhurst, Coach Stanford served as the Associate Head Coach, Recruiting Coordinator, and Offensive Coordinator. As the OC, his teams posted the third-highest scoring offense and third-highest total offense in the history of the program.
Stanford served as an assistant coach while at Tiffin, Kenyon, Otterbein and Ohio State. He was also awarded a summer internship with the Cincinnati Bengals as part of the NFL Minority Fellowship Program.
Graduating from Ohio State in 1998, Stanford earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, and went on to earn his Masters' Degree at Tiffin.
Stanford is a member of the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) and served on the Board of Coaches in 2012. He is a member of Black Coaches and Administrators organization.