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NOTICE: The football tryout scheduled for Saturday, March 21 has been cancelled.

About Hocking College Football


Football, and the athletic department, started in 2015.  Now in its fifth year, the football program has established itself in the National Junior College Athletic Association as an independent team (not in a conference). It is the only two-year school in Ohio that offers football. 

Hocking College is looking to bounce back and remain competitive after a 1-9 season in 2018.  In the four years of the program’s existence, approximately 40 Hocking College football student-athletes have moved on to four-year colleges to continue their academic and football careers. 

Want to watch the Hawks play but can't get out to the field? This season every home game for Hocking College Football will have a livestream featured on both the Hocking College Athletics and NJCAA websites.

Hocking College Football Coaching Staff
Name                                          Position
- Ted Egger                                 - Head Coach
- Craig Moore                             - Offensive Coordinator/ QB's
- Sterry Etheridge                      - Defensive Coordinator
- Willie Bates                              - Linebackers 
- Chauncey Harris                     - Defensive Line
- Karl Justus                               - Offensive Line 

Meet the Hocking College Football Coaches

Ted Egger
Head Football Coach


In 2020, Ted Egger begins his first year as the Head Football Coach at Hocking College.  He has spent the last four years in Poplarville, Mississippi, at Pearl River Community College.  Egger served the 2016 season as the Defensive and Special Teams Coordinator. In 2017 he became the Head Football Coach and Defensive Coordinator; when he defeated two nationally-ranked teams and secured the first win in seven years over longtime rival and 2019 national champion, Gulf Coast, Mississippi.

As the Head Coach, Egger implemented a daily regimen of strict team core values and a rigorous academia-driven study program for his players.  As a direct result of his efforts, the football program rose to a 98% graduation rate, with an average team GPA of 3.1. These new academic achievements created an outpouring of support from faculty and staff, which prompted new athletic merchandise to be sold with the catchphrase "The Egger Era."

Before Pearl River,  Egger joined the Concordia, St. Paul in St. Paul, Minnesota, football coaching staff in the summer of 2015 as defensive coordinator and defensive backs coach. He brought a diverse NCAA Division II football resume' to the Concordia sidelines, last serving as defensive coordinator at Adams State University, a Division II program in the Rocky Mountain (RMAC) conference. Between two stints with the Grizzlies, Egger coached six seasons.

In his first tour with Adams State from 2002-2004, he was special teams and video coordinator, also working with the secondary and outside linebackers as the Grizzlies had the top defense in the RMAC.

He worked on staffs coaching the secondary at three other Division II programs in between his two Adams State coaching positions, at Lock Haven University from 2004-2005, at Ferris State University from 2005-2008 and at Northwood University from 2008-2011.

He rejoined the Grizzlies staff in 2011 as the defensive, special teams and recruiting coordinator, where the ASU defense consistently ranked among the best in the RMAC and the Division II ranks. The 2012 unit led the country with 40 takeaways and nine defensive touchdowns and was second in the land in pass defense efficiency. The 2013 version was fifth in Division II with 40 sacks, sixth with 99 tackles for loss, eighth in third down defense and ninth in pass defense efficiency.

As the Adams State recruiting coordinator during his second stint in the program, Egger successfully recruited 72 out of 127 scholarship student-athletes along with 16 mid-year transfers between five recruiting classes.

In his coaching career, Egger has signed and/or coached eight players who have had a try-out, signed a free agent NFL contract or been selected in the NFL Draft.

His coaching career started at his alma mater, Lock Haven, as a student assistant coach working with the secondary in 2000 and 2001 before taking a position as an assistant coach (secondary) and recruiting coordinator at Texas Lutheran University (2001-2002).

The Hornell, New York, native played three years as a defensive back for the Bald Eagles at Lock Haven (1996-1999) where he earned his undergraduate degree in health and physical education in 2000. He went on to get a master's degree from Adams State in human performance and education in 2002.

In addition to his coaching, Egger has served as an instructor on campus at four of his previous stops as well as an American Red Cross CPR & First Aid instructor and a math and life skills instructor at Baldwin High School in Hawaii.

Ted and his wife Sarah have two sons, T.J. and Christian

Hocking College, Head Coach, 2020-Present

Pearl River Community College, Head Coach, 2017-2020

Pearl River Community College, Defensive Coordinator & Special Teams Coordinator, 2016

Concordia-St. Paul, Defensive Coordinator, 2015

Adams State, Def. Coordinator & Spec. Teams Coordinator, 2011-2014

Northwood, Asst. Coach/Secondary, 2008-2010

Ferris State, Asst. Coach/Secondary & Spec. Teams Coordinator, 2005-2007

Lock Haven, Asst. Coach/Secondary, 2004

Adams State, Asst. Coach/Secondary/OLB & Spec. Teams Coordinator, 2002-2003

Texas Lutheran, Asst. Coach/Secondary, 2001

Lock Haven, Student Asst./Secondary, 2000

Craig Moore
Assistant Football Coach - Offensive Coordinator/QBs


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Craig Moore was hired in August of 2016 as the Assistant Athletic Director and currently serves in a supervisory role overseeing the Cheerleading, Football, and Volleyball Staffs. In his current capacity, he serves as the liaison between the NJCAA, OCCAC and Hocking College to ensure they are operating within the guidelines set forth by the respective governing bodies. 

Craig comes to Hocking College from Federal Hocking High School where he taught Physical Education and was the Head Football Coach. 

Moore, a native of Indianapolis, Indiana graduated from Quincy University with a Bachelor's of Science in Recreation and Sport before graduating from Ohio University with a Master's of Science in Coaching Education. 

Craig and his wife, Jennifer, reside in The Plains, Ohio with their son, Joey, and dog, Auggie. The Moore's are expecting the arrival of their daughter in August. 

Sterry Etheridge
Assistant Football Coach - Defensive Coordinator


Coach Etheridge was born and raised in Youngstown Ohio, by his mother Emma Etheridge.  He attended East High School in Youngstown Ohio, where he was an Honorable Mention and team captain. He attended Sacramento City Junior College. After leaving Sacramento Junior College he entered the U.S. Army retiring with twenty years plus federal service.  

While assigned in Columbus Ohio he quickly realized he wanted to return to football. First as the President of the Columbus Renegades Youth Organization and  coaching at Northland High school where he served as the Head JV coach and Defensive Line coach on the Varsity. After retiring from the Military Coach Etheridge proceeded to Hibbing Community college in Hibbing Minnesota where he served as the Defensive Line Coach and Lady’s assistant basketball coach.

Returning back to Columbus Ohio to follow his two sons High school and collegiate success. Later coach Etheridge continued his education in the master’s program and returned to coaching football at Briggs High school Columbus City League, while performing duties as the Athletic Director and assistant basketball coach at Capital High School Columbus Ohio.

In 2013 Coach Etheridge was hired as the Defensive Coordinator at Vermilion Community College ranking no. 25 in takeaways in his first season as defensive coordinator. And was hired as the Head Coach the following season, making the MCCAC playoffs three times in four seasons, at Vermilion. Once as the Defensive Coordinator and twice as and Head coach.

Having the honor of coaching two NJCAA All Americans Ashton Elmore and Kory Cullum. Etheridge is the father of Sterry and Akeem.  Sterry was an All American wide receiver at Hibbing Community College and Akeem an All-conference Defensive back at Slippery rock University.  Etheridge earned his Bachelor’s degree from Wilberforce University and his Master’s degree in Coaching and Athletic administration from Concordia University.

Chauncey Harris
Defensive Line Coach

Coach Chauncey Harris brings over eight years of successful coaching experience to Hocking College. He played high school football at powerhouse Warren G. Harding High School and then earned a scholarship to Ashland University. After a college career cut short by injuries, he began coaching shortly after at Liberty High School as a defensive-line coach. One year later he was promoted to Defensive Coordinator, where he had the best statistical defense in Trumbull County for two years in a row. Harris has also coached at East High School, Chalker High School and his Alma Mater, Warren G. Harding High School. Many of his former players now play for Power 5 schools and other Division I and Division II schools. He is a father of four boys: Justice, Kendrick, Kellan, and Chauncey Jr.. Beyond football, he is all about building character in those he coaches.