Reisert tabbed as TU coach

Tiffin found its new football coach and it didn’t have to step out of the G-MAC to find him. Former Ohio Dominican quarterback and offensive coordinator Cris Reisert will lead the Dragon football program, according to a release Saturday.

Reisert, the 2007 NAIA Player of the Year for the Panthers, was the offensive coordinator for the past two seasons.

Last season, the Panthers averaged 40.5 points per game, along with 437.5 yards per game. The Panthers finished the season 9-2 and tied the Dragons and Findlay at 6-2 in the league.

“I’m incredibly humbled and honored to be the head football coach at Tiffin University,” Reisert said. “I would like to thank Dr. Schumacher and coach Allen for this amazing opportunity. Since I stepped foot on campus, I felt very strongly that I fit with the values and culture of the Tiffin community. Our program will be built around strong relationships, accountability and attacking success in all we do. I’m excited to work with the special group of players already assembled and look forward to continuing to build Tiffin football into one of the premier programs in the country.”

Reisert led one of the best offenses in the nation in 2017. Ohio Dominican led the country in completion percentage, passing efficiency and fewest turnovers committed, ranked second in third down conversions, third in passing offense and fourth in total offense.

The Panthers won the G-MAC title after a 49-24 win over Findlay as the Panthers averaged 45.1 points per game in league play.

“I am extremely excited to welcome Cris Reisert to the Tiffin University Dragon family as its next next head football coach,” Athletic Director Lonny Allen said. “We believe that Cris is the perfect guy to bring our program to an even higher level. Everywhere Cris has been he has been a winner. His passion for the student athlete experience is contagious and I believe that Cris will more than enhance that experience.”

Reisert is a native of Cincinnati and attended Archbishop Moeller High School where he was inducted into its hall of fame in 2012.