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Summer 2015

1966. Coach Kinderman’s tenure was highlighted by

two back-to-back 5-3 campaigns in 1969 and 1970,

including a pair of 4-2 records in the PSAC East. Both

coaches produced a plethora of KU athletic hall of fam-

ers during the sixties.

After a year with Bob Mazey as head coach in 1972,

coach George Baldwin was hired from the West Chester

staff to lead the program. By the time he retired in 1987,

Baldwin would finish his career

with a school-record 61 wins, a

winning record in the PSAC, and

the school’s first-ever PSAC East

title in 1980.Three players would

go on to significant careers in the

NFL – running backs Doug Den-

nison (1971-74) and Bruce Harper

(1973-76), and Pro Football Hall

of Famer Andre Reed (1981-84).

The 1977 team posted a school

record seven wins behind the domi-

nant blocking of offensive lineman

Steve Head, an American Football

Coaches Association All-American

and ECAC All-Star pick, as well

as a three-time All-PSAC pick.

Kutztown would also undergo another name change

during that stretch, becoming a university in 1983.

The offensive genius of Barry Fetterman was tapped

to lead the KU program in 1988. Over the next five

seasons, Fetterman’s Golden Bears would feature two of

the most explosive players in team history – quarterback

Andy Breault and all-purpose back Mark Steinmeyer.

A three-time All-PSAC selection, Breault held every

career and single-season passing record by the time he

finished his career in 1992. He was also the NCAA

Division II record holder for completions and consecutive

games with a touchdown. Steinmeyer set 24 KU records

and two NCAA Division II receiving records for a run-

ning back.

Former Baldwin assistant Al Leonzi succeeded

Fetterman in 1993. Under Leonzi, the Golden Bears

broke long winning droughts against some of the

dominant teams from the PSAC East. In addition,

Leonzi’s 1994 and 1995 squad featured the best defen-

sive player ever to call himself a

Golden Bear – John Mobley. A

multi-time All-America selection,

Mobley would be the first player

ever in conference history selected

in the first round of the NFL

draft, when he was picked 15th

overall by the Denver Broncos in

1996. Leonzi’s 1994 squad would

attract national attention for an

unusual reason. KU defensive line-

man Chuck Roseberry, at age 46,

became the oldest player in college

football history to play in a game

that year.

Leonzi assistant and KU

alumnus Dave Keeny took the

reigns as head coach in 1998. Over the next eight seasons,

Keeny would lead the Golden Bears to three winning

seasons, two late season shots at the PSAC East title,

and a tie for team wins in a season (seven in 2000).

Former Temple defensive assistant Raymond Monica

was hired to coach the Golden Bears in 2006. By the

time he finished at KU, Monica had the best winning

percentage in team history (.570), and developed the

two all-time winningest squads.The 2010 team finished

10-2, won a share of the PSAC title and earned KU’s

first-ever berth to the NCAA playoffs. A year later,

the 2011 team bested that effort with an 11-2 record,

a first-ever outright PSAC East and PSAC conference

title, a consecutive berth to the NCAA playoffs and

the program’s first-ever playoff win. Both seasons were

highlighted by the stellar play of quarterback Kevin

Morton, who re-wrote the record books while leading

KU’s potent spread offense.

After a year with Drew Folmar at the coaching reins

in 2013, Jim Clements was hired as head coach follow-

ing a strong career at Delaware Valley. A 6-5 campaign

under Clements in 2014 gave the Golden Bear faithful

plenty to hang their hopes on for the future.

While Kutztown’s football history is steeped in glory, it

is truly the thousands of men who donned the maroon and

gold through the years who deserve the credit for helping the

program to where it is today. It is the strength, sweat, de-

termination and pride of these men that tell the true story

of Kutztown University football, and give the program a

solid foundation for the next 100 seasons ahead.

The late coach Al Leonzi is

carried off the field by his players.