Chris Rosselot

Chris Rosselot

Rosselot enters his seventh season with the Terriers football program in 2019 and his fourth as the defensive coordinator. Rosselot was named interim head coach on Oct. 22, 2019.

In four seasons with the defense, Rosselot has helped seven players earn All-NCAC honors, including one first-teamer (defensive tackle Zayd Maybin), two second-team selections (defensive back D.D. Fleetion and linebacker Kyle Burchett) and a pair of honorable mention honorees (defensive lineman Horace Johnson and defensive back Eduardo Gonzalez)

In his first year at the helm of the Terrier defense, Hiram ranked fifth in the North Coast Athletic Conference in opponent rushing yards per game. The Terriers also collected seven fumbles on the season, tying for fourth in the conference.

In addition, under his tutelage, four members of the Hiram defense earned postseason 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 defensive coordinator, ranking second in the NCAC in total tackles with 109. Burchett also added 12.5 tackles for loss, four sacks and three turnovers.

Rosselot also showed the ability to develop players, as four seniors were invited to play in postseason all-star games, including Burchett, Mabin, Fleetion and Timothy Hinton-McCoy in his first season as defensive coordinator.

Rosselot was promoted to defensive coordinator in 2016. He began his coaching career with the Terriers as the defensive line and strength & conditioning coach in 2013, before spending two seasons as the offensive line and strength & conditioning coach from 2014-15.

Under Rosselot’s tutelage, the Terriers’ offensive line ranked first in the NCAC in sacks allowed in both 2014 and 2015.

Prior to joining Terriers, Rosselot spent the 2012 season working for the Cincinnati Bengals in their player personnel and game day experience departments.

A graduate of Mount Saint Joseph University in Cincinnati, Ohio, Rosselot was a Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference scholar-athlete.

Rosselot earned his bachelor’s degree in sports management from Mount Saint Joseph in Dec. 2011, and his master’s degree in sports administration from Xavier University in Dec. 2012.