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
Zack Bires
Student Assistant Coach

Cheer/Dance

Name Title Phone E-Mail
Christina Moore-Finley
Head Coach
419-783-2412 cmfinley@defiance.edu

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

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
Kristin Henning
Assistant Coach
(419) 980-0655 khenning@defiance.edu

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
Beth Anne Nowak
Assistant Coach
(419) 783-2404 enowak@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) 785-2406 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
419-783-2409 aguerra@defiance.edu