One of the MAC’s finest coaches is on the move again. Scott Isphording, who spent the last 4 years with Toledo as quarterbacks coach, is returning to Athens as co-offensive coordinator. Isphording’s first stint in Ohio was in 2009 as tight ends coach and recruiting coordinator.
Isphording is a 20-year veteran offensive coach, who spent most of his early career at D III Wittenberg, where he worked his way up to offensive coordinator and assistant head coach.
He moved to Eastern Michigan in 2004, firstly as a quarterbacks coach, and later as offensive coordinator. While at EMU, he was credited with the development of quarterback Andy Schmitt, who finished his career 3rd on the program’s all-time passing list. In his final year in Ypsilanti, Isphording led the Eagles to a number school offensive records. Schmitt set an NCAA single-game record in passing attempts without an interception (76).
While at Toledo, the Rockets had one of the most explosive offenses in the conference, despite shuttling quarterbacks Austin Dantin and Terrance Owens, a testament to Isphording’s coaching acumen. Isphording is also highly-regarded as a recruiter, a plus in any coach’s book.
Isphording will share coordinator duties with Tim Albin, who has been with Ohio since 2005. Isphording’s skill with quarterbacks will be crucial this season as the Bobcats break in someone new with the graduation of Tyler Tettleton.