GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (May 22, 2014) — Davenport University won’t field a football team until the 2015 season — but they’ve chosen the man to lead the program.
Ferris State defensive coordinator Lou Esposito has been hired by the school to be the Panthers’ first-ever head football coach, giving him a full year to prep for the team’s inaugural season.
Esposito spent the 2013 season with Tony Annese and the Bulldogs in Big Rapids after three seasons as a defensive line coach and recruiting coordinator for Bill Cubit at Western Michigan.
The New Jersey native was the head coach at Division II St. Joseph’s (Ind.) for five seasons before joining the Broncos. He was named Great Lakes Football Conference Coach of the Year twice while winning conference titles in 2006 and 2009.
Esposito, 35, was a two-time captain and four-year letter winner as an offensive lineman at the University of Memphis from 1997-2000.