Joe Loth

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Joe Loth
Sport(s) Football
Current position
Title Head coach
Team Western Connecticut State
Conference MASCAC
Biographical details
Born (1967-01-17) January 17, 1967 (age 50)
Painesville, Ohio
Playing career
1987–1990 Otterbein
Position(s) Defensive back
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1991–1992 SMU (GA)
1993–1996 Western Connecticut State (DC)
1997 Capital (DC)
1998–1999 Rhode Island (DB)
2000–2002 Kean
2003–2011 Otterbein
2012– Western Connecticut State
Accomplishments and honors
2013 ECAC Northeast Bowl
2× OAC Coach of the Year (2005, 2008)

Joe Loth (born January 17, 1967) is head football coach for Western Connecticut State University in Danbury, Connecticut. He has two sons named Zachary and Tyler, and his wife is named Keri.

In eight seasons as head football coach for Otterbein University, his previous head coaching job, he compiled a record of 46–35, including a 7–3 (6–3 OAC) record in 2005—the first winning season for Otterbein since 1999 and only the second since 1982. That year they also beat their rival, Capital University, who had qualified for the NCAA Division III playoffs. He has the highest winning percentage in Otterbein history for any coach who has coached at least three seasons. The Cardinals finished second in the OAC in 2009, 8–2 overall and 7–2. In 2008 they went 9–2 overall and 8–1 in the OAC. They advanced to the NCAA Division III Football Playoffs for the first time in school history. Loth was named "OAC Football Coach of the Year" for the second time in his career and was named Ohio Division III Coach of the Year by OhioFootball.Com.

In the summer of 2009, Loth worked with the wide receivers as a guest coach for the Saskatchewan Roughriders, who advanced to the 2009 Grey Cup in the Canadian Football League.

Loth played college football at Otterbein from 1987 to 1990, lettering all four seasons and a starter for three. In his senior season he garnered Ohio Athletic Conference Second Team honors and is still the school's all-time leader in interceptions (13).

Head coaching record[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs Rank#
Kean Cougars (New Jersey Athletic Conference) (2000–2002)
2000 Kean 1–9
2001 Kean 2–7
2002 Kean 4–6
Kean: 7–22
Otterbein Cardinals (Ohio Athletic Conference) (2003–2011)
2003 Otterbein 3–7 3–6
2004 Otterbein 4–6 3–6
2005 Otterbein 7–3 6–3 3rd
2006 Otterbein 4–6 3–6
2007 Otterbein 5–5 5–4
2008 Otterbein 9–2 8–1 2nd L Division III Playoffs (First Round) 19
2009 Otterbein 8–2 7–2 2nd 27
2010 Otterbein 6–4 5–4 4th
2011 Otterbein 3–7 2–7
Otterbein: 49–42
Western Connecticut State Colonials (MASCAC) (2012–present)
2012 Western Connecticut State 1–8 1–7 8th
2013 Western Connecticut State 8-2 5–2 2nd Win vs Salve Regina ECAC Northeast Bowl
2014 Western Connecticut 7-4 6-2 2nd Loss vs St. John Fischer ECAC Northeast Bowl
Total: 16-14
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