Head Football Coach: Norm Eash
To: Boosters and Parents of the 2019 Fightin’ Titans
Welcome to the 2019 football season! This season will have many new faces with a large and talented freshmen class and a very veteran group of upperclassmen coming back. It should be an exciting one with expectations of winning an “undisputed” CCIW Championship. Let’s all do our best for this great group of young men and remember how lucky we are to be associated with Illinois Wesleyan University and our many traditions.
This school, the athletic department and the Titan Football Program have a very strong foundation made up of the right elements. Our standards and beliefs make Illinois Wesleyan stand ahead of other schools and programs. We believe in building great life skills with our players to prepare them to be successful men both on and off the field. We want to have confidence – a bit of a swagger – in everything that we do to carry on the many winning traditions. We want to make everything special – because it is special to be a Titan. We want our players to be excited and happy – to believe in themselves, their teammates, and the coaching staff. We believe that we can win every game – doing it the right way - with tremendous humility and great dignity. All of this can be accomplished with everyone working together.
I am extremely excited about the 2019 season. Every year is a new season, a new team and has new challenges. I am anxious to see this very talented and veteran team come together and prove to everyone outside the “Titan Circle” that we can win “THREE” CCIW Championships in a row. Over the last three years we have been 8-2, 9-1, 8-2 – we have been 25-5 - Wow! We have won 2 out of 3 CCIW Championships and have been to the NCAA Division III Playoffs in 2017. We are ready to start a “Special Journey” as there is more ahead.
I believe that we can have a ”Greater Team” and “Greater Accomplishments”. Our slogan this year is “Enough is Enough”. We don’t want to settle for anything except an undisputed CCIW Championship! Our other slogan is, “The Buck Stops Here”. The responsibility for something we want cannot or should not be passed to someone else. We all must have a sense of commitment to get it done – to have a historic team. Vince Lombardi had a quote that is very applicable, “The quality of a person’s life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence!” We need your help! I am asking everyone involved with the Titan Football Program to have an “Sense of Commitment to Excellence”. Give this program and the 2019 Titan Football Team your unwavering support and commitment.
Please note that our first home game of the season will be on the road against a top team in Division III football, the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse. This is a great opportunity for our football program and we will need tremendous support from our Titan Family.
Please join us and become our “12th player” in the stands as we start this 2019 season.
33rd Season as IWU Head Coach
208-105-1 (66.4%) career record
#1 All-time IWU wins
#1 All-time in CCIW wins
#8 in NCAA DIII active wins