DEFIANCE, OHIO - Defiance head football coach Aaron Mershman stepped down earlier this week after one year at the helm, Defiance College announced on Thursday.
Mershman served as an assistant coach for the Purple and Gold before assuming the role of head coach last season.
"In conversations with the President, we understand the importance that a quality football program has on a campus and on a community", said Athletic Director Jodie Holava. "We will work diligently and thoughtfully as we find our next leader to mold a culture of excellence for our young men."
The College has already begun to conduct a national search to find a head coach who will stabilize and strengthen the football program.