|Title:||Offensive Coordinator/Offensive Line|
Kevin Baumann joined the staff as Franklin & Marshall’s Offensive Coordinator and Offensive Line Coach in the spring of 2009. Baumann arrived at F&M after a three-year stint at Hofstra University, and also previously coached at Fordham and Widener universities.
Diplomats’ Head Coach John Troxell was prophetic at the time of Baumann’s hiring. “He is the right guy at the right time to both exploit the weapons we have on offense and make us stronger in areas where we lack experience.”
Baumann responded by calling F&M's best season of passing in the program’s history. The 2009 Diplomats reset school aerial records of 3,261 yards of passing offense, 34 passing touchdowns, completion percentage (68.8), pass efficiency (156.1). The 4,092 yards of total offense ranked third in F&M’s history, while the 41 offensive touchdowns rank third in program history. Baumann’s offense produced four All-Centennial Conference selections and propelled George Eager into the Division III North-South Senior All-Star Classic.
Baumann joined the Hofstra staff in 2006, initially serving as the Assistant Defensive Line Coach. After a season, he swapped sides along the trench to take over as Tight Ends Coach for the 2007 campaign and then added the title of Recruiting Coordinator in 2008.
His group was heavily involved in the offense with two tight ends seeing action in 11 games in both 2007 and 2008. While used primarily as blockers, his group demonstrated their prowess downfield when needed. In 2008, Phil Riley caught 14 passes for 117 yards, including three multiple reception afternoons. He also hauled in at least a pass in each of the Pride’s final four games of the season. The unit combined for 17 catches for 164 yards in 2007.
In addition to his on-field duties with the Pride, Baumann managed The Big Nasty Lineman Academy football academy camp at Hofstra. He also participates in the Lauren’s First and Goal Foundation Football camps. F&M staffers have worked the charitable camps since Troxell took over the Diplomats’ program.
The Flint, Michigan, native graduated from Defiance College in 2003 with a laundry list of academic and athletic honors. A regular on the Dean’s List, Baumann was a two-time CoSIDA/Verizon Academic All-District IV selection. Following a 2001 season in which his team won the Heartland Conference and advanced to the NCAA Division III playoffs, he earned the first of two All-Heartland Conference First Team honors for his play on the offensive line. Baumann was a second team selection as a sophomore. In addition to the league honors, Baumann was a two-time Don Hansen’s Football Gazette All-Region choice.
From Defiance, it was onto Widener where Baumann began his career coaching his former position. Baumann’s unit provided Widener’s quarterbacks with enough time to roll up 2,849 yards through the air, limiting opposing defenses to 16 sacks on 404 pass attempts – or one for every 25.25 throws.
Baumann moved onto Fordham as the Assistant Offensive Line Coach for a season. He has extensive experience recruiting in Northern Jersey as well as the Greater Philadelphia Metropolitan Region. He has also successfully recruited warm weather locales including Northern Florida and Southern California.