Shawn Rohrer concluded his second season as the defensive coordinator at Washington & Jefferson College in 2012.
Rohrer's defensive unit helped W&J claim its 23rd Presidents' Athletic Conference championship and earn the league's automatic bid to the NCAA Division III playoffs. W&J ranked second in the league in pass efficiency defense (113.7 rating) and had three of the conference's top 10 tacklers.
In 2011, his defense ranked 37th in NCAA Division III after allowing less than 300 yards per game (299.3). The rushing defense was especially stingy, holding opponents to 95.7 yards per game, the 17th-lowest average in the nation. W&J also ranked among the top 40 teams nationally in scoring defense (17.9 ppg) and sacks (2.6 spg).
Prior to his arrival at W&J, Rohrer spent three seasons as the defensive coordinator at PAC member Saint Vincent College.
A 1998 Slippery Rock University graduate, Rohrer has also spent time as a defensive assistant coach at California (Pa.), Shepherd (W.Va.) and his alma mater. During his time at Shepherd, he helped the Rams win two WVIAC championships.
As a player, Rohrer was an All-America linebacker who led SRU to the 1997 PSAC Championship and the school’s first-ever NCAA Division II playoff appearance. He was a two-time All-Northeast Region selection.
Rohrer is a native of Beallsville, Pa., and a graduate of Beth-Center High School.