Vince Kehres


Defensive Coordinator/LBs

Conference: MAC

Coach Stats

Why should this nominee be considered for the Broyles Award?
 Vince Kehres is in his third season as Toledo’s defensive coordinator and linebackers coach. Under Kehres’ guidance, Toledo’s defense has quickly become one of the very best in the Mid-American Conference. Before coming to Toledo, Kehres was the head coach at Mount Union career record as a head coach of 95-6 (.941) gave him more victories than any college coach at any level during that period. Kehres led his team to NCAA Division III national championships in 2015 and 2017. 
Coach's Past Performance

Kehres spearheaded a complete turnaround of the Toledo defense when he arrived in 2020. So far this season, Toledo’s defense ranks first in the MAC and 29th in the nation in total defense (340.8) and second in the MAC points allowed (26.3). The Rockets lead the MAC in passing yards allowed (179.9) and defensive passing efficiency (108.26 – also sixth in nation).  Toledo was second in the MAC in total defense (362.2) after ranking last in the league in total defense (475.7) in 2019. The Rockets, who allowed just 24.3 points per game in 2020, also led the MAC in opponent third-down conversions (27.4%) and were second in rushing defense (129.2).  The Rocket defense took an ever bigger step in 2021, leading the league in scoring defense (21.8) and defensive pass efficiency (118.8), and ranking second in the MAC in total defense (349.7) and third in passing defense (198.2). 

Team Record and Standings
Toledo is 7-3, 5-1 in the Mid-American Conference. The Rockets have already clinched the MAC West Division title and a trip to the MAC Championship Game on Dec. 3.
Team/Unit Stats
Defense Ranks    MACNational
Total def. (340.8)        1 29
Scoring (26.3)                270
Passing yards (189.4)124
Pass eff. (108.26)          16
Rushing yards (160.9)786
3rd Down Conv. (35.8)443
4th Down Conv. (45.5)544
Through Nov. 9, 2022
Individual Player Stats

Three Toledo defenders made First-Team All-MAC in 2021: senior defensive backs Tycen Anderson and Samuel Womack, and junior outside linebacker Jamal Hines made up the first Toledo trio of MAC defensive first-teamers since 1997.  Anderson and Womack were both selected in the third round of last season’s NFL Draft.