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by: Stetson University
Football Completes Coaching Staff With Two Jakes
Courtesy: Stetson University  
Release:  08/04/2014
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With the start of fall training camp under way for the second season of Stetson football, head coach Roger Hughes has announced the two final additions to his coaching staff.

Jacob Behrns comes to Stetson from Wayne State College in Nebraska and will coach the Hatters’ tight ends. Jacob Iodence comes to Stetson from Northern Arizona and will work with the defensive backs.

“Obviously this is not the ideal time of year to be filling positions on the staff, but I am excited to have added two quality young coaches,” head coach Roger Hughes said. “These guys have brought a lot of enthusiasm to practice already and I expect they will continue to provide a boost of energy."

Both Behrns, who is the cousin of the Hatters’ Director of Football Operations Nolan Behrns, and Iodence will be part-time members of the coaching staff. They replace Eric Kornhauser and Patrick Saporito, who both left the program for other opportunities.

Behrns holds degrees from both the Arizona Culinary Institute and Wayne State, where he earned a Bachelor’s in Sport Management in May. He started his career as a student coach at Nebraska-Omaha while also working as the team video coordinator.

He worked as an assistant camp director at Wayne State before becoming tight ends coach there in 2011. He moved to coach running backs in 2013, all while serving as team video coordinator.

Iodence earned his Bachelor’s (2012) and Master’s (2014) degrees from Chadron State College in Nebraska. He started his college football career as a player at Iowa Central Community College before moving on to Chadron State.

While working on his Master’s degree, Iodence was a graduate assistant coach, working with the running backs while serving as assistant video coordinator and football operations assistant.

He moved on to Northern Arizona where he worked with the Lumberjacks’ quarterbacks and assisted with football operations.

Behrns and Iodence run the total of coaching staff changes for the Hatters to five this year. Other newcomers on the staff are Tim Holt (OL), Matt Diniak (TE) and Charles Huff (DL).

Practices continue this week with sessions on Monday and Tuesday at 7 p.m. and Wednesday at 2 p.m. prior to the first of three scheduled two-a-days on Thursday. All practice sessions are open to the public.

The Hatters travel to face Warner University in Lakeland on August 30 in the 2014 season-opener. The home-opener is scheduled for the following week, against Florida Tech, at 7 p.m. on Sept. 6.

Season tickets for Stetson’s six home games at Spec Martin Memorial Stadium, “The Best Little Stadium in College Football”, are available for as little as $90 through the Stetson Athletics Ticket Office. The office is located inside the Edmunds Center on Pennsylvania Avenue and is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

Season tickets can also be purchased by calling 386-738-HATS (4287) or by visiting

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