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IND. -- Jeff Sokol has been named the 17th head coach in the
117-year history of Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
Sokol comes to Rose-Hulman after spending the past 11
seasons as offensive coordinator and recruiting coordinator at the
University of Chicago, a member of NCAA Division III and the
University Athletic Association.
The Maroons captured UAA championships in 2000, 2005 and
2010, while recording three runner-up league finishes during his 11
years as coordinator under head coach Dick
Sokol's efforts included recruiting planning and
coordination at the internationally regarded academic
His experiences at Chicago included managing the offensive
staff, creating the weekly scouting report, executing all game-day
play calls and serving as the team's strength coach for five
Prior to his Chicago experience, Sokol spent one season at
fellow UAA member Case Western Reserve University as the recruiting
coordinator and defensive backs coach. He also spent two
seasons as a graduate assistant coach at Defiance College and one
year as wide receivers coach at Kalamazoo College.
"Jeff has spent the biggest part of his coaching career at
quality schools in Chicago and Case Western, allowing him to
quickly adapt to the academics here at Rose-Hulman. He has paid his
dues and is now ready to be a head coach in charge of his own
program. He has a strong recruiting background and will be
comfortable recruiting the type of player we need to be successful
at Rose-Hulman," said athletic director Jeff Jenkins.
Chicago established a modern era school record with eight
wins in 2010, including victories over Case Western Reserve and
Washington University to win the league championship. The
team's 13 victories in the last two years mark the most in the
modern era of Chicago football.
Sokol earned a bachelor's degree in economics from
Kalamazoo in 1996 and completed a master's degree in education from
Defiance in 1999. He inherits a Rose-Hulman program that has
recorded five consecutive winning seasons for the first time since
1986-90, including a 6-4 mark in 2010.
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