By Point University
Special at the time
WEST POINT – Trevor Zeiders, who has served as the defensive coordinator and recruiting coordinator for the Point University football team for the past two seasons, has been named the next head coach of the program, Point’s athletic director said on Monday, Yellow Yellow.
“It was obvious to the search committee that Coach Zeiders had the drive, determination and courage to lead our football program,” White said. “God instructed him to continue our quest for excellence by creating an environment rich in love, respect and discipline for the young men we serve. I am excited about the future of Skyhawk football.
Zeiders becomes the fifth head coach in the history of the program.
“To President Collins, Jaunelle White and the committee, I am grateful for this opportunity to lead this football program,” said Zeiders. “I am ready to take on the challenges that this presents and I am ready to lead this program in a quest for excellence. The chance to run the football program here at Point University is a great opportunity. “
In his first season with the Skyhawks, Zeiders led Point’s defense to several national rankings and oversaw several players who achieved All-Conference status from the Mid-South Conference. The Skyhawks were 36th nationally in total sacks (16), and individually Chase Turner was No. 1 nationally in interceptions (6) and Aaron Anderson was 24th in tackles per game ( 9.4). Turner’s efforts earned him All-American first-team recognition.
Last season, Zeiders oversaw freshman Gabriel Jacon-Duffy’s first season as a starter on the defensive line. Jacon-Duffy finished the nation’s No. 1 season with 13.0 sacks. He also racked up 21.0 tackles for loss, two forced fumbles, 34 solo tackles, 23 assisted tackles and an average of 5.2 tackles per game. Jacon-Duffy’s efforts earned him an honorable mention on the 2021 AFCA NAIA All-America Coaching Team.
Zeiders also oversaw Parker Clemons, winning All-MSC first team honors and Aaron Anderson winning back-to-back All-MSC second team recognition.
“As the leader of this program, this is not one person, and it never will be,” Zeiders said. “To be the leader of this program is to understand how to make this trip a success. More will be needed and we will have to do it as a team.
Prior to joining the Point staff, Zeiders was the head coach of Christian University of Cincinnati. He had been on the CCU staff since the start of the football program and took over as head coach in 2018. Prior to the university’s closure in 2019, Zeiders had a head coach record of 2 -19.
Zeiders came to Cincinnati Christian with 15 years of experience in inter-varsity athletic training after previous stops at the University of Urbana, the University of Dayton, Carson-Newman College, Frostburg State and at Gettysburg College.
During his campaign at Urbana, Coach Zeiders was the assistant head coach of football operations and the coordinator of special teams. Urbana notched a school record for most wins in a season (8) and was conference champion in 2011.
Prior to that, Zeiders was a defensive end coach and recruiting coordinator at Dayton, where the Flyers posted a 19-3 record during his two seasons with the University.
While at Carson-Newman College in Jefferson City, Tennessee, Zeiders earned his Masters of Education while also being appointed as an assistant linebacker coach and video coordinator. He also coached the defensive line at Frostburg (2004-05) and Gettysburg (2001-2003).
A 2001 graduate from West Virginia University, Zeiders was an inside linebacker and long snapper before becoming a student assistant coach for the 1999 and 2000 seasons. He worked with inside linebackers, long snappers, punters and kickers. . Zeiders was a staff member for WVU’s 49-38 victory over Mississippi State in the Music City Bowl 2000. As a student, Zeiders did a double major in sports management and athletic trainer education.
When asked what he looks forward to the most when starting this role, Zeiders said he was thrilled to have the opportunity to lead men in the growth of their faith, their academics. and their sports.
“My goal is to help these men find a commitment to excellence and grow as individuals within a team that is a family, and to prepare them for the challenges they will face when they receive graduate from college and move into the real world to make a difference for the Lord, ”said Zeiders.