HAMBURG, N.Y. – Hilbert College Athletic Director Tim Seil is pleased to announce Ted Egger has been named the Head Coach of the Hawks’ Football program.
Tim Seil on the appointment of Ted Egger, “We are beyond excited for Ted and his family to join the Hilbert College Community. Ted was able to separate himself from an extremely deep group of candidates. We are confident that his vast experience and track record as a college football coach will help our program continue to grow and develop.”
Ted Egger on joining the Hilbert College community, "I'd like to first recognize and thank Dr. Brophy and Tim Seil for affording me this wonderful opportunity. I’m excited to get to work building Hilbert College into a football program that the school and community will be proud of.”
Egger arrives in Hamburg after serving the last three seasons as the Head Coach at Hocking College (Nelsonville, Ohio) where he implemented a daily regimen of strict team core values and a rigorous academia-driven study program for his players. As a direct result of his efforts, the Hawks rose to a 98% graduation rate with an average team GPA of 3.1 over two seasons. Four different players, in 2022, led the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) as Individual Statistical Leaders.
Prior to Hocking College, Egger spent four years at Pearl River Community College (Poplarville, Miss.). He spent the 2016 season as the Defensive and Special Teams Coordinator before being promoted to the Head Coach and Defensive Coordinator positions prior to the 2017 season. During his tenure, the Rivercats defeated two nationally ranked teams and secured the program’s first win in seven years over longtime rival and 2019 national champion, Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College.
Before Pearl River, Egger joined the Concordia University (Saint Paul, Minn.) football coaching staff in the summer of 2015 as the Defensive Coordinator and Defensive Backs Coach. He brought a diverse NCAA Division II football resume to the Bears’ sidelines after serving as the Defensive Coordinator at Adams State University, a Division II program in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference (RMAC).
In his first tour with Adams State from 2002-2004, he was the Special Teams and Video Coordinator and also worked with the secondary and outside linebackers. Then when he rejoined the Grizzlies staff in 2011 as the Defensive, Special Teams and Recruiting Coordinator, ASU’s defense consistently ranked among the best in the RMAC and the Division II ranks. The 2013 team was fifth in Division II with 40 sacks, sixth with 99 tackles for loss, eighth in third-down defense and ninth in pass defense efficiency.
Between his two Adams State stops, Egger also worked at three other Division II programs: Lock Haven University from 2004-2005, Ferris State University from 2005-2008, and Northwood University from 2008-2011.
In his coaching career, Egger has signed and/or coached eight players who have had a try-out, signed a free agent NFL contract, or been selected in the NFL Draft.
His coaching career started at his alma mater, Lock Haven, as a student assistant coach working with the secondary in 2000 and 2001 before taking a position as an Assistant Coach and Recruiting Coordinator at Texas Lutheran University (2001-2002).
The Hornell, New York, native played three years as a defensive back for the Bald Eagles at Lock Haven University (1996-1999) where he earned his Bachelor of Science in Health and Physical Education in 2000. He went on to get a Master of Arts in Human Performance and Education in 2002 from Adams State. Ted and his wife Sarah have two sons, T.J. and Christian.
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Hilbert College, located in suburban Hamburg, N.Y., south of Buffalo, is a private four-year college founded in 1957 in the Catholic Franciscan tradition. With over 800 students, Hilbert is a dynamic Western New York college that offers career-focused majors, including one of the top criminal justice programs in the region, and more than 50 minors and concentrations. The college’s engaging, student-centered campus community offers numerous leadership, internship, and service learning opportunities from which students launch successful careers while making positive changes in their communities. The Hilbert Blueprint promotes a well-rounded student experience over four years – starting with the Foundations Seminar in the freshman year, followed by Sophomore Service, Junior Symposium, and culminating with the Senior Capstone. Hilbert has expanded its academic offerings with the college’s first graduate programs in criminal justice administration and public administration, including a track in health administration.