Offensive Line Coach Austin Hunter
Office phone: 419-358-3298
Austin Hunter joins the Bluffton University program as a graduate assistant, the offensive
line coach, and offensive video coordinator for the 2015 season. He comes to Bluffton
from Heidelberg University, where he graduated in 2015 with a Bachelor of Science
degree. Hunter double majored in Political Science and Criminal Justice, graduated
Cum Laude with a cumulative gpa of 3.7, and was inducted into the Heidelberg University
Honor Society. He is a Tipp City, Ohio native and a graduate of Tippecanoe High School.
Hunter was an offensive lineman at Heidelberg; coached by Jason Lewis. He played all five offensive line positions during his career with the Student Princes. Hunter was honored with All-OAC academic and All-OAC conference selections in 2012, 2013, and 2014 and he was named preseason All-American by USA College Football in 2014. In addition, he was named a finalist for the AFCA Good Works Team in 2014. Hunter paved the way for a record-breaking Student Prince offense that averaged 532.5 yards per game during the 2014 season, setting the school record for yards of total offense in a game twice with 696 against Alma College and 729 versus Ohio Northern University. The 5,325 yards of total offense for the season also broke the previous mark set in 2012. In 2014, Hunter received the Ken Wable Award, given to the top offensive lineman in the Ohio Athletic Conference and was named to D3football.com's All-American list, earning 2nd team honors. To cap off his career, Hunter was recently inducted into the National Football Foundation's Hampshire Honor Society.
Hunter, who will live in Bluffton, is most excited to help the 2015 Bluffton Beavers achieve their goal of greatness. He believes that, "The energy, intensity, and fight that these players showed during practice this past spring will undoubtedly correlate with their play on the field this fall. I am grateful to be a part of the ever upward aspirations of our players, coaches, and supporters."