INDIANAPOLIS – Jeff Voris, a two-time Pioneer Football League coach of the year who has not had a winning league season since 2013, resigned Monday after 16 years at Butler.
The Bulldogs ended a 14-game PFL losing streak by beating Marist 28-21 in his final game Nov. 20. Their most recent winning season was 6-5 in 2017.
Voris, 54, was 80-85 with the Bulldogs and third in school history in victories behind Tony Hinkle (165) and Bill Sylvester (84). He came to Butler after compiling a 15-34 record at Carroll College.
Defensive coordinator Joe Cheshire will be interim head coach.
In a statement released by the university, Voris said:
“There is nothing quite like walking into Hinkle Fieldhouse every day, and after 32 years in coaching, including 16 at Butler, our family is ready to open a new chapter. Wherever this new path takes us, our family will always cherish having been a part of the Butler community.”
Voris led the Bulldogs to PFL championships in 2009, 2012 and 2013. In 2013, the Bulldogs were 7-1 in the league and played for the first time in the NCAA Division I playoffs.
In 2009, the Bulldogs were 11-1 and won a league title for the first time since 1994. They set a school record for home wins (seven) and beat Central Connecticut State 28-23 in the Gridiron Classic game matching champions of the PFL and Northeast Conference.
More recently, Voris’ Bulldogs beat No. 24 Youngstown State 23-21 in what was characterized as one of college football’s biggest upsets of 2018.
Voris was a four-year starting quarterback at DePauw and set multiple passing records there. He was inducted into the DePauw Athletic Hall of Fame in 2009. He was an assistant coach at Illinois, Texas, DePauw and Edinboro before going to Carroll as a head coach.
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