Staff Directory

Administration

Name Title Phone E-Mail
Jodie Holava

Interim Athletic Director

(419) 783-2379 jholava@defiance.edu
Kathleen Westfall

Asst. Athletic Director/SWA

(419) 783-2345 kwestfall@defiance.edu
Derek Woodley

Interim Assistant Athletic Director

(419) 783-2341 dwoodley@defiance.edu
Carol Botek

Administrative Assistant

(419) 783-2342 cbotek@defiance.edu
Dr. Jeremy Taylor

Faculty Athletic Representative

(419) 783-2305 jtaylor@defiance.edu

Facilities Manager

Name Title Phone E-Mail
Terry Ranes

Facilities Director

(419) 783-2492 tranes@defiance.edu

Sports Information

Name Title Phone E-Mail
Ashley Birchmeier

Sports Information Director

(419) 783-2566 abirchmeier@defiance.edu
Ryan Schadewald

Sports Information Graduate Assistant

(419) 783-2566 rschadewald@defiance.edu
Kylie Kahlig

Sports Information Graduate Assistant

(419) 783-2566 kkahlig@defiance.edu

Athletic Training

Name Title Phone E-Mail
Kevin Tong

Head Athletic Trainer

(419) 783-2340 ktong@defiance.edu
Kathleen Westfall

Associate Athletic Trainer/SWA

(419) 783-2345 kwestfall@defiance.edu
Shelby Hutchins

Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer

(419) 783-2829 shutchins@defiance.edu
Allie Pichert

Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer

(419) 783-2829 apichert@defiance.edu

Baseball

Name Title Phone E-Mail
Derek Woodley

Head Coach

(419) 783-2341 dwoodley@defiance.edu
Austin Straub

Assistant Coach

(419) 783-2335 astraub@defiance.edu
Scoop Miller

Assistant Coach

Football

Name Title Phone E-Mail
Aaron Mershman

Head Coach/Special Teams Coordinator

(419) 783-2432 amershman@defiance.edu
Tate Borlik

Offensive Coordinator/Recruiting Coordinator/Running Backs Coach

(419) 980-3285 tborlik@defiance.edu
Jon Davidson

Defensive Coordinator/Academic Coordinator

(419) 956-7257 jdavidson@defiance.edu
Timothy Hornick

Defensive Line Coach/Director of Operations

(419) 980-2065 thornick@defiance.edu
Nathan Freese

Linebackers Coach/Asst. Director of Operations

(419) 956-7259 nfreese@defiance.edu
Clay Fox

Tight Ends Coach

cfox@defiance.edu
Cody Wilson

Wide Receivers Coach

cwilson@defiance.edu

Men's Basketball

Name Title Phone E-Mail
Scott Cutter

Head Coach

(419) 783-2346 scutter@defiance.edu
Sterling Johnson

Assistant Coach

(419) 783-2384 sajohnson@defiance.edu
Chad Carlson

Assistant Coach

(419) 783-2343 ccarlson@defiance.edu
Cornelius Hester

Assistant Coach

(419) 576-0788 coachhesterdc@yahoo.com

Men's Cross Country

Name Title Phone E-Mail
Ken Ciolek

Head Coach

(419) 783-2385 kciolek@defiance.edu
Katie Patterson

Assistant Coach

(419) 576-6267 kpatterson@defiance.edu

Men's Golf

Name Title Phone E-Mail
Josh Williams

Head Coach

(419) 783-2386 jwilliams@defiance.edu

Men's Soccer

Name Title Phone E-Mail
Jordan Valentine

Head Coach

(419) 783-2588 jvalentine@defiance.edu
Frankie LaManna

Assistant Coach

(419) 783-2408 flamanna@defiance.edu
Alex Collier

Assistant Coach

(419) 980-5931 acollier@defiance.edu

Men's Tennis

Name Title Phone E-Mail
Gonzalo Vivas

Head Coach

(419) 783-2387 gvivas@defiance.edu
John Trautman

Volunteer Assistant Coach

Men's Track & Field

Name Title Phone E-Mail
Ken Ciolek

Head Coach

(419) 783-2385 kciolek@defiance.edu
Katie Patterson

Assistant Coach

(419) 576-6267 kpatterson@defiance.edu
Dallas Franks

Assistant Coach

(419) 783-2335 dfranks@defiance.edu
Tom Postema

Assistant Coach

Women's Basketball

Name Title Phone E-Mail
Jessica (Cox) Morris

Head Coach

(419) 783-2391 jcox@defiance.edu
Kristin Henning

Assistant Coach

(419) 980-0655 khenning@defiance.edu
April Wilson

Assistant Coach

awilson@defiance.edu
Dave Etchison

Assistant Coach

Women's Cross Country

Name Title Phone E-Mail
Ken Ciolek

Head Coach

(419) 783-2385 kciolek@defiance.edu
Katie Patterson

Assistant Coach

(419) 576-6267 kpatterson@defiance.edu

Women's Golf

Name Title Phone E-Mail
Allen Curtiss

Head Coach

(419) 783-2405 acurtiss@defiance.edu

Women's Soccer

Name Title Phone E-Mail
Jenny Vincent

Head Coach

(419) 783-2475 jvincent@defiance.edu
Jesse Kuehler

Assistant Coach

jkuehler@defiance.edu

Softball

Name Title Phone E-Mail
Jodie Holava

Head Coach

(419) 783-2379 jholava@defiance.edu
Kaycee Butt

Interim Co-Head Coach

(419) 785-2866 kbutt@defiance.edu
Tori Plummer

Volunteer Assistant Coach

Women's Tennis

Name Title Phone E-Mail
Gonzalo Vivas

Head Coach

(419) 783-2387 gvivas@defiance.edu
John Trautman

Volunteer Assistant Coach

Women's Track & Field

Name Title Phone E-Mail
Ken Ciolek

Head Coach

(419) 783-2385 kciolek@defiance.edu
Katie Patterson

Assistant Coach

(419) 576-6267 kpatterson@defiance.edu
Dallas Franks

Assistant Coach

(419) 783-2335 dfranks@defiance.edu
Tom Postema

Assistant Coach

Women's Volleyball

Name Title Phone E-Mail
Brie Brenner

Head Coach

(419) 783-5823 bbrenner@defiance.edu
Alicia Kalik

Assistant Coach

(419) 783-2489 akalik@defiance.edu

Wrestling

Name Title Phone E-Mail
Antonio Guerra

Head Coach

aguerra@defiance.edu