Ben Ganus returned to his alma mater for a second stint as an assistant football coach in 2015. He is in his second season as the Hawks' offensive line coach. Ganus coached running backs and H-backs in 2012 and 2013.
As the Hawks captured the USA South Athletic Conference championship in 2015, Huntingdon’s offensive line paved the way for a ground game that rushed for a program-record 2,936 yards and tied a program record with 33 rushing touchdowns. Three of the Hawks’ offensive linemen were named first-team All-Conference and a fourth offensive lineman earned second-team All-Conference honors.
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 second-team All-Region guard Chael Pridgen in 2015. Pridgen became the first Hawk to earn All-Region honors three times. In three seasons, Ganus has helped produce six All-Conference selections, 10 Academic All-Conference selections and three NFF Hampshire Honor Society members.
In between his stints with the Hawks, 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 with 484.2 yards of offense per game.
Before joining the Huntingdon staff in 2012, 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.