STERLING, Kan. — The Sterling College Athletic Department and Vice President for Athletics, Scott Downing, announced the resignation of Chase Hansen as Head Football coach Tuesday afternoon.

Hansen has been a part of the Warrior football program for the last ten years. His first six as an assistant and the last four as Head Coach. In his time at the helm, Coach Hansen has accrued an 18-23 record.

Downing appreciates the time that Hansen has spent in the Warrior athletic department. “We appreciate the hard work and dedication of Coach Hansen as he led the Warrior football program. His ten-year tenure as an assistant and Head Coach has seen some of the most successful seasons in the history of Sterling College football. We wish him well as he pursues other opportunities in his career.”

Hansen left this message, “I have been blessed to be a part of this program for 10 seasons and I have enjoyed the opportunities that I have been given in my time here. Helping young men become college graduates, great husbands and fathers has been the goal of this program and I am proud of all that we have accomplished together. I want to thank Andy and Chuck Lambert for allowing me to join the staff in 2012. I also want to thank Gary Kempf for choosing me to lead this program in 2018. And finally, I would like to thank all the coaches that I have worked with throughout the years, especially the assistant coaches that stuck with me when I transitioned to head coach. I believe that if you surround yourself with men of God who work hard, you will be successful and they are exactly that.”

As head coach at Sterling, Hansen has coached 47 All-KCAC selections, 4 Honorable-Mention All-Americans, and one 1st Team All-American. He also led the Warrior football team to its first-ever bowl birth in the NCCAA Victory Bowl this season.

As an assistant coach, Hansen’s offenses were powerful. Because of that, he earned two KCAC Assistant Coach of the Year awards (2013,16). He also coached the KCAC Player of the Year once, KCAC Offensive Player of the Year three times, and the KCAC Special Teams Player of the Year one time. He was also a part of two KCAC Conference Champion teams in 2013 and 2017, and three postseason appearances in 2013, ’16, and ’17.

Sterling College will begin a nationwide search to fill the position of head football coach.

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