A longtime Benjamin Logan assistant has been named the Raiders next head football coach.
Jeff Fay was selected to succeed Carleton Cotner, who resigned last week to become the defensive coordinator at Dublin Jerome.
Fay has been an assistant with the Raiders for 12 years. Most recently, he served as offensive coordinator.
Fay has been an educator for 12 years. Prior to his years at Benjamin Logan, he played college football at Bluffton University and worked as a graduate assistant coach.
Athletic director Scott Reule said hiring Fay allows the football program to sustain continuity and continue in a positive direction with the season quickly approaching.
Reule said, “We have met and discussed what is best for our team, program, coaches, and everyone involved, and with that being what is most important, Jeff is the right person to lead the program. He has been continually invested in the program as an assistant coach and cares deeply about the student-athletes and their improvement both individually and as a team. He is a very professional person and accepts the job with excitement and positive expectations.”
“Our goal from the beginning of this process was to make the transition as seamless and easy for the players with the timing and urgency. There is no one better than Jeff to bridge that gap and make a comfortable transition for the players and to keep the focus on success and the upcoming season. Coach Fay will bring small changes to the transition but with those small changes also brings excitement. We have discussed with our team that their goals should still be in focus and we look for success in the upcoming season; there is simply just a change of the person in charge.”
Fay commented, “We are working hard to create an environment and atmosphere where our student-athletes can achieve a significant level of success as we proceed through this season. The kids have not missed a beat in regards to the timing of this situation and together we are striving for a seamless transition. We have great leadership already in the program from our seniors right now and we are laying a new foundation for our program.”