Head Coach Daniel Day
Seton Hill University President Mary C. Finger, Ed.D. has announced the appointment of Daniel Day as the university's Head Football Coach. Day returns to his alma mater as Head Coach after being a member of the school's first football team in 2005.
"On behalf of the Seton Hill University community, I am pleased to welcome Daniel Day back to the university as our new head football coach," said Seton Hill University President Mary C. Finger, Ed.D. "Dan's enthusiasm for Seton Hill and Griffin football and his eagerness to help his players succeed on the field, in the classroom, and in life truly reflects the mission of our university. I am confident he will build a competitive football program at Seton Hill, and I look forward to seeing him on the sidelines next fall."
Coach Day stated, "Words cannot describe how excited I am to come home and lead our football program. Coach Snyder trusted me once as a player and I, with the help of amazing teammates, led the football team to a 10-3 season in 2008."
Day added, "I couldn't be more thankful to Dr. Finger, the search committee, and most importantly Coach Snyder for giving me the opportunity to lead the Griffins again, just in a different capacity. I cannot wait to get there and first and foremost let the young men on our team know how much I want to keep them in our program, and have them be the building blocks to getting SHU football back on the map."
Seton Hill Director of Athletics Chris Snyder said, "I am both pleased and proud that Dan has agreed to become our next football coach. Dan has a genuine passion for Seton Hill and is committed to recruit quality academic student-athletes who will thrive on the field and in the classroom. I have known Dan since he was a senior in high school when we recruited him to come play for our very first football team. I watched him grow, mature, and become a leader of the team that advanced to the second round of the NCAA playoffs his senior year."
Dan Day was a three-year starter and four-year letter winner on the Seton Hill football team. As a senior, he was team captain, helping the Griffins advance to the second round of the NCAA Playoffs for the first time in school history. Day was also named the team's Most Valuable Lineman following his senior season. After graduating from Seton Hill with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History, Day spent two seasons on the Griffins staff as the offensive graduate assistant coach. He earned his Master's Degree in Elementary Education while serving as a graduate assistant.
Day then coached at Saint Joseph's College in Rensselaer, Indiana where he held titles of Assistant Head Coach, Special Teams Coordinator, Offensive Line Coach and Strength and Conditioning Coordinator before being named Head Coach in 2014. At that point, he was the youngest head coach in Division II football. He was the school's Head Coach for two seasons before the school closed after the 2016 football season. Day helped lead the Pumas to back-to-back eight-win seasons for the second time in school history.
In 2017, Day served as the Offensive Coordinator and Offensive Line coach at Benedictine University. The offense produced the highest yardage output in school history under his leadership.
Most recently, Day was the head football coach at Warren Local High School in Vincent, Ohio where he led the program to its first win in two seasons and first Senior Day victory since 2012.
Assistant Coach Robert Dutton
Robert Dutton joins the Seton Hill coaching staff for the 2019 season as the team's offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach.
Dutton spent the previous two seasons as the assistant head coach and offensive coordinator at Briar Cliff University. Last season, the Chargers set a school record for wins in a season. At Briar Cliff, Dutton coached the school's all time leading rusher and the offense under Dutton set new school records in every offensive category. He coached six all conference performers on the offensive side during the 2018 season. The team averaged over 25 points and nearly 400 yards of offense per game in 2018.
Prior to Briar Cliff, Dutton spent two seasons as the quarterbacks coach at Saint Joseph’s College under Griffin coach Dan Day. He helped the Pumas notch five all-conference selections on the offensive side of the ball and their quarterback tied the school record with 34 completions in a game. Dutton was at SJC for two years where he was the wide receivers coach and equipment manager in his first season with the Pumas. He helped Saint Joseph’s average 22.6 points per game in 2016 while racking up 357.6 yards per game with 141.6 yards per game on the ground and 216.0 through the air. The Pumas scored 30 touchdowns on the season with 16 passing and 14 rushing and also had 211 first downs.
Prior to his time with Saint Joseph’s, Dutton was the offensive coordinator at Columbus east High School in Ohio and before that he served as an assistant football coach and coordinator at Reynoldsburg High School from 2010-2012. He had nine players make a division I roster during his three seasons at Reynoldsburg.
Dutton played collegiately at Saint Joseph’s with the Pumas going 22-21 from 2006-09 when Dutton was a wide receiver. He played in 22 games during his final three seasons at SJC, reeling in 34 catches for 444 yards and five touchdowns. Dutton was named All-Great Lakes Football Conference honorable mention as a senior.
Dutton is a native of Hammond, Indiana where he played for Morton High School and was named the Hammond Athlete of the Year in 2006. He graduated from Saint Joseph’s in 2010 with a bachelors degree in business administration and received his masters degree in athletic administration from Ohio University in 2014
Assistant Coach Ross Fiegner
Ross Fiegener will begin his first season with the Griffins during the 2019 season. He will be the team's Defensive Line Coach and Strength and Conditioning Coordinator.
Prior to Seton Hill, Fiegener spent one season at Texas A&M Kingsville as the football and baseball strength and conditioning coordinator as well as being the defensive line coach.
He spent one summer working at the University of Texas at Austin Athletic Performance Department where he developed a year long strength and conditioning program for volleyball.
Fiegener also coached at Vista del Lago High School for one season.
Fiegener played four seasons at Occidental College where he was a team captain during his senior season. He also earned Defensive and Special Teams Player of the Year awards. Ross was a two time All SCIAC Academic Team selection.
He is a NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist.
Ross graduated from Occidental with a Bachelors of Arts in Kinesiology and has a Masters in Kinesiology from Texas A&M Kingsville.
Assistant Coach Andrew Henthorn
Andrew Henthorn joins the Seton Hill coaching staff for his first season in 2019. Henthorn will coach the running backs at Seton Hill.
Henthorn spent the past season as wide receivers and defensive backs coach at Warren High School in Warren, OH under current Seton Hill head coach Dan Day.
Assistant Coach Andre London
Andre London will begin his first season on the Seton Hill coaching staff in 2019. London will be in charge of the Seton Hill wide receivers.
London spent two seasons at Briar Cliff University before coming to Seton Hill. At Briar Cliff, London coached two all conference wide receivers. One of his receivers set a new school record for touchdowns in a season.
Prior to Briar Cliff, London spent time at St. Lawrence (Chicago, Illinois) and Columbus East (Columbus, Ohio) high schools. London coached wideouts and served as the assistant offensive coordinator for two years (2013-14) at Columbus East before serving as the wide receiver coach at St. Lawrence for the 2015 season.
Following an impressive football career at St. Joseph's College, the 6-3 London played indoor football and had several private workouts with Canadian Football League teams. His indoor stops included stints with the Erie Explosion, Green Bay Blizzard, Nebraska Danger and even the Sioux City Bandits in 2013. In 2017 he helped the Duke City Gladiators to their first-ever playoff appearance. He finished second on the team in receptions with 41 for 527 yards and a trio of touchdowns. Most recently, he helped the Sioux City Bandits to an 11-4 season and a league championship game appearance. He led the team with 47 receptions, 561 yards and 14 touchdowns. Over his indoor career Andre has had 295 receptions for 3,220 yards and 56 touchdowns.
The 2011 St. Joseph graduate majored in sports management with an emphasis in exercise science. He helped the Pumas to two conference titles in three seasons. He earned a Masters degree from Briar Cliff in Healthcare Administration. London is also a certified personal trainer.
Assistant Coach Kevin May
Kevin May joins the Seton Hill staff for his first season in 2019. May will take the role of defensive coordinator and linebackers coach.
May comes to Seton Hill from Texas A&M-Kingsville where he spent the past four seasons. He spent his first three seasons there as the linebackers coach and was the special teams coordinator and safeties coach last season.
During his three seasons as linebackers coach, the Javelinas led the Lone Star Athletic Conference in sacks. As safeties coach, the team was first in the league in pass defense and third in total defense.
Prior to Kingsville, May spent two seasons as a graduate assistant at the University of Wyoming.
After graduation, Kevin spent a season coaching at his alma mater, Occidental College as a defensive assistant.
May was a four year starter at safety and outside linebacker at Occidental College. He earned the Captain's Award for leadership and Monster Award for work in the weight room.
He graduated with a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Economics from Occidental and earned his Master of Science in Counseling and Guidance at Kingsville.
Assistant Coach Terrence Stanton
Terrence Stanton joins the Seton Hill staff for his first season in 2019.
He worked last season as the assistant offensive line coach at Ohio Northern University where he was the offensive signaler and on field offensive line coach on game day.
As a player, Stanton was a member of the Mount Union football team. The Purple Raiders won two national championships during his four seasons at Mount Union.
Terrence also served as a team captain for the Central Catholic HS football team in 2013.
Stanton graduated from Mount Union with a Sport Business major and Business Administration and Coaching minor.
Assistant Coach David Castillo
David Castillo, a four-year starter and first team All-PSAC East cornerback for the East Stroudsburg University Warriors as a senior in 2010, joins the Seton Hill coaching staff as defensive backs coach and special teams coordinator for the 2019 season.
Castillo was previously defensive backs coach at East Stroudsburg University in 2018.
Prior to that he was head football coach at East Stroudsburg North High School in 2017. He was also an assistant coach at Wilkes in 2016, and has additional coaching experience in football and basketball in the East Stroudsburg North school district.
Following his career at ESU, Castillo competed in semi-professional football for the Lehigh Valley Steelhawks (2012-15), NEPA Miners (2012-14) and Erie Explosion (2014).
Castillo started 38 games in his career at ESU from 2007-10, finishing with nine interceptions and 36 pass breakups for 45 passes defensed which was top 20 in division 2 in that span of time. He led the PSAC at 1.45 per game (3 interceptions, 13 breakups) as a senior. He helped the Warriors to a 9-2 record as a sophomore in 2008, and 8-4 record and NCAA DII Playoff appearance in 2009.
Castillo earned his bachelor's degree in Business Administration from ESU in 2014.