2015 VMI Keydets football team

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
2015 VMI Keydets football
VMI Keydets logo.svg
Conference Southern Conference
2015 record 2–9 (1–6 SoCon)
Head coach Scott Wachenheim (1st season)
Offensive coordinator Dustin Ward (1st season)
Offensive scheme Pro Style
Defensive coordinator Tom Clark (1st season)
Base defense 3–4
Home stadium Alumni Memorial Field
(Capacity: 10,000)
Seasons
← 2014
2016 →
2015 Southern Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#9 Chattanooga +^   6 1         9 4  
#13 The Citadel +^   6 1         9 4  
Western Carolina   5 2         7 4  
Samford   3 4         6 5  
Wofford   3 4         5 6  
Mercer   2 5         5 6  
Furman   2 5         4 7  
VMI   1 6         2 9  
  • + – Conference co-champions
  • ^ – FCS playoff participant
Rankings from STATS FCS Poll

The 2015 VMI Keydets football team represented the Virginia Military Institute in the 2015 NCAA Division I FCS football season. It was VMI's 125th football season and the Keydets were led by first year head coach Scott Wachenheim, they played their home games at 10,000–seat Alumni Memorial Field at Foster Stadium, as they have since 1962. This was VMI's second season as a member of the Southern Conference, following 11 seasons in the Big South Conference, which followed 78 years in the Southern Conference, they finished the season 2–9, 1–6 in SoCon play to finish in last place.

Personnel[edit]

Coaching staff[edit]

VMI will be led by first-year head coach Scott Wachenheim, a native of California and a 1984 graduate of the United States Air Force Academy.[1] Wachenheim was previously the offensive line coach at Virginia under head coach Mike London, he replaces Sparky Woods, who compiled a 17–62 record in seven seasons at VMI.[2] Shortly following a home loss to The Citadel, VMI chose not to renew Woods' contract, and several weeks later announced the hire of Wachenheim.

Wachenheim introduced an almost entirely new coaching staff his first year on post. Coordinating the offense is Dustin Ward, while the defensive coordinator is Tom Clark who served two stints at William & Mary as a defensive coordinator and defensive backs coach.[3] There were only two holdovers from Woods' staff: wide receivers and tight ends coach Brad Robbins, and linebackers coach Justin Hamilton, a 2006 graduate of Virginia Tech.[3] Also new to the staff is running backs coach Tim Maypray, who played football at VMI and graduated in 2010 before a brief stint in the Canadian Football League.

Name Position Seasons at
VMI
Alma mater
Scott Wachenheim Head coach 1st Air Force (1984)
Dustin Ward Offensive Coordinator 1st Illinois (2003)
Tom Clark Defensive Coordinator/Secondary 1st Maryland (1986)
Tim Maypray Running Backs 1st VMI (2010)
Justin Wood Inside Linebackers 1st Christopher Newport (2006)
Justin Hamilton Outside Linebackers 2nd Virginia Tech
Brad Robbins Wide Receivers 3rd UVA–Wise (2010)
Gordon Sammis Offensive Line 1st Virginia (2007)
Mike Saint Germain Defensive Line 1st Lafayette (2007)
Josh Zidenberg Asst. Secondary/Special Teams 1st Virginia (2008)
Jimmy Whitten Strength & Conditioning 12th Virginia Tech (1991)
Reference:[3]

Returning starters[edit]

Roster[edit]

2015 VMI Keydets football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
QB 4 Burton, JohnJohn Burton Redshirt.svg Jr
QB 4 Paladino, JakeJake Paladino Fr
WR 6 Forlines, DaneDane Forlines Jr
QB 8 Cobb, AlAl Cobb Redshirt.svg So
WR 9 Stout, TaylorTaylor Stout Jr
WR 11 Johnson, DarrianDarrian Johnson Redshirt.svg Jr
TE 13 Swingle, RyanRyan Swingle Redshirt.svg So
WR 15 Brown, JoeyJoey Brown Redshirt.svg So
QB 16 Maher, JadeJade Maher Redshirt.svg So
RB 17 Tucker, BriceBrice Tucker Redshirt.svg So
QB 18 Coulling, AustinAustin Coulling Fr
WR 21 Sanders, AaronAaron Sanders Jr
WR 22 Mauck, DontaeDontae Mauck Fr
FB 23 Shirley, CodyCody Shirley Redshirt.svg Jr
RB 24 Myers, QuanQuan Myers Fr
RB 26 Dermott, MasonMason Dermott Fr
RB 37 Gavin, ChrisChris Gavin Fr
FB 39 Ziglar, DerrickDerrick Ziglar Redshirt.svg Sr
RB 40 Marshall, HunterHunter Marshall Redshirt.svg So
WR 43 Harrell, KyleKyle Harrell Redshirt.svg So
TE 47 Royston, ZanderZander Royston Fr
WR 48 Wilkins, JohnJohn Wilkins Redshirt.svg Jr
RB 49 Vardo, KyleKyle Vardo Redshirt.svg So
C 50 Smith, ChaseChase Smith Redshirt.svg So
OG 57 Hann, BradleyBradley Hann Redshirt.svg Jr
OT 61 Miller, StephenStephen Miller Redshirt.svg So
C 62 Doucette, PatrickPatrick Doucette Redshirt.svg So
OG 63 Murray, NateNate Murray Redshirt.svg Sr
OG 65 Milner, MattMatt Milner Redshirt.svg So
OT 66 Roseborough, IyanIyan Roseborough Redshirt.svg Jr
OT 71 Williams, ChristianChristian Williams Redshirt.svg So
OT 72 Lewis, AndrewAndrew Lewis Jr
OL 73 Brummit, ColeCole Brummit Fr
OL 76 Morris, WillWill Morris Fr
OL 77 Thacker, TylerTyler Thacker Fr
OG 78 Reed, ChadChad Reed Redshirt.svg Jr
OL 79 Barker, GarrettGarrett Barker Fr
WR 80 Patterson, SamuelSamuel Patterson Sr
TE 81 Jacob, ChadChad Jacob Redshirt.svg Jr
WR 82 Nicholson, MatthewMatthew Nicholson Jr
WR 83 Parker, IsaiahIsaiah Parker Fr
TE 85 Carson, KevinKevin Carson So
TE 86 Mobley, JohnJohn Mobley Redshirt.svg So
WR 89 Wampler, WillWill Wampler Fr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
CB 1 Furlow, CalebCaleb Furlow Redshirt.svg Sr
LB 2 Lipscomb, BradleyBradley Lipscomb Redshirt.svg Jr
LB 3 Richardson, TonyTony Richardson So
LB 5 Ashton, DarnellDarnell Ashton Jr
CB 7 Jones, DamianDamian Jones Redshirt.svg Jr
S 14 Sanders, GregGreg Sanders So
CB 19 Moore, DougDoug Moore Sr
S 20 James, AlexAlex James Sr
S 25 Keys, AlexAlex Keys Redshirt.svg Jr
DB 28 Porter, JohnJohn Porter Fr
DB 29 Carter, KareeKaree Carter Fr
DB 30 Sutherland, GabeGabe Sutherland Redshirt.svg So
DB 31 Stawowczyk, EddieEddie Stawowczyk Redshirt.svg So
DB 32 Strozyk, JohnJohn Strozyk Redshirt.svg So
CB 33 Trotman, TyruigTyruig Trotman Fr
LB/P 34 Hogan, BillBill Hogan Redshirt.svg So
DB 35 Frazier, ScottScott Frazier Redshirt.svg So
CB 36 Williams, MichaelMichael Williams Redshirt.svg So
S 38 Robinson, AlijahAlijah Robinson Jr
DB 41 Kpaduwa, UzomaUzoma Kpaduwa Fr
LB 42 Barden, TroyTroy Barden Redshirt.svg So
LB 44 Francis, RyanRyan Francis Redshirt.svg Jr
LB 45 Fedison, TylerTyler Fedison Fr
LB 46 Cratsenberg, AllanAllan Cratsenberg So
DE 52 Baker, ZackZack Baker So
LB 53 Roots, ArnoldArnold Roots Fr
DL 55 Rader, DanielDaniel Rader Redshirt.svg So
LB 56 Ellis, BrianBrian Ellis Redshirt.svg Jr
LB 58 Lipscomb, BrianBrian Lipscomb Redshirt.svg So
LB 59 Copeland, ChrisChris Copeland Redshirt.svg Sr
DL 60 Stevenson-Panchisin, ThadThad Stevenson-Panchisin Fr
LB 67 Wilson, DerekDerek Wilson Fr
LB 68 Mallory, BradBrad Mallory Fr
LB 69 Donahue, JamesonJameson Donahue Fr
DL 73 Mildrum, ConnorConnor Mildrum Redshirt.svg Jr
DB 84 Kabi, MandelaMandela Kabi Fr
LB 87 Peregoy, CodyCody Peregoy Fr
DE 88 Garvin, J. C.J. C. Garvin Redshirt.svg Jr
DE 90 de Wolff, RobertRobert de Wolff Redshirt.svg Jr
DL 91 Greenfield, XavierXavier Greenfield So
DT 92 Hays, WalkerWalker Hays Jr
DT 93 Ensminger, DentonDenton Ensminger Sr
DT 94 Clay, Amon-RaAmon-Ra Clay Redshirt.svg So
DL 95 Henderson, ShavonShavon Henderson Redshirt.svg So
LB 96 Mallory, SethSeth Mallory Redshirt.svg Jr
DE 97 Richmond, JarrodJarrod Richmond Fr
DL 98 Phillips, CaseyCasey Phillips Fr
DE 99 Nelson, JoeJoe Nelson Redshirt.svg Jr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
P/QB 12 Alford, HaydenHayden Alford Redshirt.svg Jr
PK 27 Christopher, DillonDillon Christopher Jr
PK 64 Smith, TommyTommy Smith Fr
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches
  • Dustin Ward (Offensive Coordinator – 1st year
  • Tom Clark (Defensive Coordinator/Secondary) – 1st year
  • Tim Maypray (Running Backs) – 1st year
  • Justin Wood (Inside Linebackers) – 1st year
  • Justin Hamilton (Outside Linebackers) – 2nd year
  • Brad Robbins (Wide Receivers) – 3rd year
  • Gordon Sammis (Offensive Line) – 1st year
  • Josh Zidenberg (Secondary) – 1st year
  • Mike Saint Germain (Defensive Line) – 1st year
  • Jimmy Whitten (Strength & Conditioning) – 12th year

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Injured Injured
  • Redshirt Redshirt

Roster
Last update: August 27, 2015

Projected depth chart[edit]

[4]

Schedule[edit]

VMI released its schedule on February 3, 2015, the schedule features six home games and five road contests. VMI will face Ball State on the road in the season opener on a Thursday night, the home opener will be September 12 against Pioneer League member Morehead State. The Keydets will play one team from the commonwealth of Virginia, Richmond, after not playing a team from Virginia in 2014. VMI will host conference rivals Samford, Chattanooga, Wofford, and Western Carolina, and will travel to Furman, Mercer, and The Citadel.

Date Time Opponent Site TV Result Attendance
September 3 7:00 PM at Ball State* Scheumann StadiumMuncie, IN ESPN3 L 36–48   10,473
September 12 1:30 PM Morehead State* Alumni Memorial FieldLexington, VA ESPN3 W 43–40   5,016
September 19 6:00 PM at No. 22 Richmond* Robins StadiumRichmond, VA (Rivalry) CSN MA+ L 10–42   8,700
September 26 3:00 PM at Furman Paladin StadiumGreenville, SC ESPN3 L 21–24   7,915
October 3 1:30 PM Bucknell* Alumni Memorial Field • Lexington, VA ESPN3 L 22–28 OT  3,713
October 10 1:30 PM Samforddagger Alumni Memorial Field • Lexington, VA ESPN3 L 13–49   4,875
October 17 1:30 PM No. 6 Chattanooga Alumni Memorial Field • Lexington, VA ESPN3 L 27–33   6,104
October 24 3:00 PM at Mercer Moye ComplexMacon, GA ESPN3 W 28–21   9,754
October 31 1:30 PM Wofford Alumni Memorial Field • Lexington, VA ESPN3 L 20–41   4,437
November 7 2:00 PM at No. 25 The Citadel Johnson Hagood StadiumCharleston, SC (Military Classic of the South) ESPN3 L 14–35   14,925
November 21 1:30 PM Western Carolina Alumni Memorial Field • Lexington, VA ESPN3 L 20–24   4,523
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from STATS FCS Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

Game summaries[edit]

Ball State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
VMI 0 10 7 19 36
Ball State 3 17 14 14 48

at Scheumann Stadium (Muncie, IN)

  • Date: September 3, 2015
  • Game time: 7:00 PM
  • Game weather: Temperature: 85 • Wind: WNW 5 mph • Weather: Sunny
  • Game attendance: 10,473
  • Referee: Tony Cannella
  • TV: ESPN3

Morehead State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Morehead State 14 3 13 10 40
VMI 8 15 10 10 43

at Alumni Memorial Field (Lexington, VA)

  • Date: September 12, 2015
  • Game time: 1:30 PM
  • Game attendance: 5,016
  • Referee: Thomas Graham
  • TV: ESPN3

Richmond[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
VMI 3 7 0 0 10
#22 Richmond 7 14 14 7 42

at Robins Stadium (Richmond, VA)

  • Date: September 19, 2015
  • Game time: 6:00 PM
  • Game attendance: 8,700
  • Referee: Hank Johns
  • TV: CSN MA+

Furman[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
VMI 7 7 0 7 21
Furman 0 7 14 3 24

at Paladin Stadium (Greenville, SC)

  • Date: September 26, 2015
  • Game time: 3:00 PM
  • Game weather: Temperature: 66 • Wind: SW 13 mph • Weather: Light Rain
  • Game attendance: 7,915
  • Referee: Marshall Lewis
  • TV: ESPN3

Bucknell[edit]

1 2 3 4 OT Total
Bucknell 7 0 0 15 6 28
VMI 7 6 0 9 0 22

at Alumni Memorial Field (Lexington, VA)

  • Game time: 1:30 PM
  • Game weather: Temperature: 52 • Wind: 8 mph • Weather: Cold, Rainy, Ick
  • Game attendance: 3,713
  • Referee: Bob Johnson
  • TV: ESPN3

Samford[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Samford 7 14 7 21 49
VMI 0 10 3 0 13

at Alumni Memorial Field (Lexington, VA)

  • Game time: 1:30 PM
  • Game weather: Temperature: 51 • Wind: 6–8 mph • Weather: Vintage fall day
  • Game attendance: 4,875
  • Referee: Edwin Lee
  • TV: ESPN3

Chattanooga[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#6 Chattanooga 3 17 3 10 33
VMI 7 14 0 6 27

at Alumni Memorial Field (Lexington, VA)

  • Game time: 1:30 PM
  • Game weather: Temperature: 58 • Wind: 8–12 MPH • Weather: Cool and gorgeous
  • Game attendance: 6,104
  • Referee: Marshall Lewis
  • TV: ESPN3

Mercer[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
VMI 14 14 0 0 28
Mercer 0 14 7 0 21

at Moye Complex (Macon, GA)

  • Game time: 3:00 PM
  • Game weather: Temperature: 81 • Wind: 4 mph • Weather: Partly Sunny
  • Game attendance: 9,754
  • Referee: Larry Saunders
  • TV: ESPN3

Wofford[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Wofford 7 7 21 6 41
VMI 7 3 7 3 20

at Alumni Memorial Field (Lexington, VA)

  • Game time: 1:30 PM
  • Game attendance: 4,473
  • TV: ESPN3

The Citadel[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
VMI 7 0 7 0 14
#25 The Citadel 14 6 6 9 35

at Johnson Hagood Stadium (Charleston, SC)

  • Game time: 2:00 PM
  • Game attendance: 14,925
  • TV: ESPN3

Western Carolina[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Western Carolina 0 7 7 10 24
VMI 7 6 0 7 20

at Alumni Memorial Field (Lexington, VA)

  • Game time: 1:30 PM
  • Game attendance: 4,523
  • TV: ESPN3

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Scott Wachenheim Named VMI Head Football Coach". Virginia Military Institute Department of Athletics. December 14, 2014. Retrieved July 26, 2015. 
  2. ^ King, Randy (November 24, 2014). "VMI Declines to Extend New Contract to Football Coach Sparky Woods". The Roanoke Times. Retrieved July 26, 2015. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f "2015 VMI Football Quick Facts" (PDF). Virginia Military Institute Department of Athletics. July 6, 2015. Retrieved July 27, 2015. 
  4. ^ "2015 VMI Football Game Notes" (PDF). Virginia Military Institute Department of Athletics. Retrieved September 10, 2015.