Rosfeld off and running at Moeller

Meet Doug Rosfeld and it is easy to see why Moeller sought him out to be the sixth head coach of its football program. The 38-year old Rosfeld leaves lasting impressions on everyone who crosses his path. In his first week of Rosfeld’s hustle and bustle world back at Moeller there was a non-stop frenzy of folks that the always collected Crusaders front man intertwined with in graceful fashion.

Whether it is a player, student, faculty member or parent he is genuinely into what each individual brings to the table. Rosfeld is always looking to bring out the best in everyone. There is a real appreciation for the individual that he possess.

A Moeller graduate and gridiron standout, Rosfeld went on to Cincinnati where he became a two-time All-Conference USA selection at center. After college, Rosfeld returned to teach at Moeller, be an assistant coach on the football team and the head coach of the Crusaders newly formed rugby program. The past two-plus years Rosfeld found himself back at UC as the director of player development. That job helped him prepare for his new role at Moeller in the Alumni Relations Office.

The more that is going on around him the more Rosfeld seems to thrive. With six kids between the ages of 13 and nine months Rosfeld knows all about being organized amid chaos. He makes it seem like there is never too much to handle even though the agenda is always full. Being around Rosfeld you immediately notice his ability to not only be on top of things but to stay one step ahead of the pack. It is what will make him successful as a head coach.

Rosfeld is one of those new breed of 21st century coaches. One who understands this era of kids that will keep their interest by getting everyone on the field involved on Friday nights and the role of social media plays with them in this day and age. He will not be afraid to delegate authority but will not put his assistants or players in a position to tackle something they can’t handle. That will lead to confidence and accountability for responsibilities. There won’t be a soul that isn’t better off for having spent time around Rosfeld. He has the uncanny knack for bringing out the best in everyone.

If the old adage, “the definition of luck is when preparedness meets opportunity,” rings true expect Doug Rosfeld to be one of the luckiest men in Cincinnati in the years to come. Whether you like Moeller or not there is no doubt you will root for Rosfeld.

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