Perfect fit

A track record of success in NCAA Division III and a passion for Berry’s distinctive mission helped Tony Kunczewski emerge from a pool of 263 applicants to earn the title of head coach for the college’s first varsity football team. The new program, with Kunczewski at the helm, will begin play in 2013 as a member of the Southern Athletic Association.

“Berry is one of the most beautiful and impressive campuses in the world,” Kunczewski said during the April 16 press conference announcing his selection. “It’s truly a unique place that combines excellent academics with a strong history of success in athletics. The people from the administration on down were so impressive in their desire to promote well-rounded student-athletes in their athletics programs. It was easy to detect that there is something special about the Berry culture.”

Kunczewski (pronounced kun-CHESS-key) has more than a decade of experience as an assistant coach in Division III. Most recently, he served as defensive coordinator and head strength and conditioning coach at LaGrange (Ga.) College, where he helped launch football in 2006. Two years later, in 2008, the Panthers set a record for single-season improvement and made an appearance in the national playoffs.

“[Coach Kunczewski] understands how to build a football program that both wins on the field and contributes to the greater good of the campus,” said Berry President Steve Briggs. “He coaches for life as well as for Saturday afternoon.”

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