Stetson stepping down as football coach at Hamilton

CLINTON — Hamilton College’s football coach since 2006, Steve Stetson, has announced he is stepping down from that position to become Hamilton’s head men’s and women’s golf coach effective immediately.

In 2011, Stetson guided the football team to their highest win total in 15 years. He coached 12 all-conference selections, two all-region picks and the 2006 NESCAC rookie of the year. The 61-year-old Stetson also served as the football program’s head coach from 1982 to 1984. A national search for Stetson’s replacement will begin immediately, according to a news released posted on the college’s Web site.

Stetson filled in as interim men’s golf coach this spring for Al Highducheck, who stepped down after nine seasons. The women’s program has held club status for several years, but will be elevated to become Hamilton’s 29th varsity team this fall.