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Drach takes on new role as head coach for Union College football team


SCHENECTADY ⁢—⁤ Union College has announced the appointment of Jon‍ Drach as the 35th head coach in Union football history. ⁣Drach, who previously served as the‍ head coach for six years at Wilkes⁣ University ⁢in Pennsylvania, ⁢expressed his excitement and ⁣commitment ⁢to the Union ⁣community during his introduction.

Drach, ​a 2004 graduate of Western Michigan University, brings a wealth of ‌experience and knowledge to the program,‌ having spent 12 seasons in the Liberty ⁣League at Hobart College. His familiarity with the program’s history and the dynamics ‍of the Liberty League make him a⁣ valuable addition ​to⁢ the Union‌ football⁤ team.

During‍ his tenure ‌at Wilkes, Drach successfully turned around a program that had gone 0-10 in 2017, leading the Colonels to winning seasons ​in each of his first four campaigns at the helm. His impressive track record and commitment to excellence make him a ​strong candidate to continue Union’s tradition of success.

Union athletic director Jim McLaughlin expressed his‌ confidence in‍ Drach, stating, “I truly think it’s one of the best⁢ athletic ⁤and ‌academic conferences in the country. Our student-athletes⁣ are prepared ‌for everything ⁣that comes​ after them, both on the⁣ football field ‌and off, by being at Union College.”

Drach’s appointment comes at a time of continued success for ​the Union football program,​ following a string of winning⁢ seasons and ‍a recent appearance in the NCAA‍ Division III⁢ playoffs. With Drach’s leadership and ⁤vision, ​the Union football team is poised to‌ build ‍on⁤ its​ past achievements and continue to excel both on and off the field.

Drach’s commitment to the Union community ⁤extends⁣ beyond the football field, ⁢as he emphasized the ‌importance of building relationships and making‌ a positive ‍impact on campus and in the surrounding community. His dedication to fostering a supportive and inclusive environment for student-athletes and‌ alumni reflects his passion for creating a lasting⁢ legacy at‍ Union College.

As‍ Drach embarks on this new chapter​ in ⁤his ⁤coaching ⁢career, he is eager‌ to work with the talented team at Union‌ and build on the strong foundation that⁣ has been established. His focus on ⁤continuous improvement and his unwavering dedication to the success of the program ‌make him a valuable asset​ to the Union football community.

With ⁢Drach at ‌the ‍helm, Union College is poised to‍ reach new heights and continue its ⁣tradition of ‌excellence in ‌football. His leadership and commitment to the program’s⁣ success ‌will undoubtedly ​inspire the next generation ​of student-athletes and leave a lasting impact on the Union College community.

Beckett Nielson
Beckett Nielson
Transitioning from a collegiate athlete to a sports journalist, Beckett O’Neal channels his passion for sports into engaging stories. A Boston College graduate, Beckett specializes in local sports coverage, from high school heroes to regional professional teams, providing in-depth analysis and an athlete's insight.
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