Ben Ganus returned to his alma mater for a second stint as an assistant football coach in 2015. Ganus, who coached running backs and H-backs in 2012 and 2013, will coach the offensive line this season.
Ganus spent the 2014 season as the running backs coach at Methodist University. His running backs rushed for 1,887 yards and 23 touchdowns and averaged 5.5 yards per carry to help the Monarchs lead the USA South Athletic Conference with 484.2 yards of offense per game.
During his first two seasons as a Huntingdon assistant, Ganus' running backs amassed 3,233 rushing yards and 43 touchdowns and averaged 4.9 yards per carry. The running backs and H-backs were on the receiving end of 80 passes for 1,079 yards and 11 touchdowns.
The running backs and H-backs played a crucial role in helping the Hawks set a then-Division III record of 585.8 yards per game in 2013.
Ganus mentored second-team All-Region running back Trevor Manuel in 2012 and a pair of USA South All-Conference picks in 2013. Three of his players were named to the USA South All-Academic team in 2013 and two players were selected to the NFF Hampshire Honor Society.
Before joining the Huntingdon staff, Ganus spent two seasons coaching running backs and fullbacks at Waldorf College. While at Waldorf, Ganus coached two all-conference running backs.
A native of Gulf Breeze, Fla., Ganus was a two-year starter at fullback for Huntingdon and was a member of the Hawks' first playoff team in 2009. Ganus earned his B.S. in Human Performance at Huntingdon and is pursuing his MBA in Sports Administration from Columbia Southern University.