Austin Holter returns in the fall of 2015 for his sixth season at Denison. After spending his first three seasons at Denison as the team's quarterback coach, Holter enters his third year as the team's offensive coordinator in 2015.
A year ago the Big Red finished 6-4 and once again the offense flourished as DU averaged 427 yards per game. Led by Associated Press Little All-American wide receiver, DuShawn Brown, the passing attack averaged 270 yards per game while completing 61 percent of their pass attempts. Senior quarterback Brandon Sklenar had another big year, passing for 2,702 yards and 21 touchdowns while leading the team in rushing with 709 yards and nine TDs. Sklenar leaves Denison with 5,001 yards passing and 1,370 yards rushing.
In 2013 the Big Red went 7-3, marking the program's most successful season since 1986. The offense ranked in the top half of the conference standings in nearly every category as junior QB, Sklenar totaled 2,895 yards of total offense, marking the third-highest single season total in school history. The offense ranked third in the nation in time of possession and ranked third in the NCAC in passing offense.
In 2012 the Denison passing game, led by senior quarterback and three-year starter Max Paulus, threw for over 2,000 yards for the third straight season. Paulus left Denison as the career leader in passing yards (6,545), touchdown passes (53), completions (587), attempts (983) and completion percentage (59.7). He was named to the All-NCAC honorable mention in 2011 and 2012.
A 2010 Wooster graduate, Holter spent three seasons as the Fighting Scots’ starting quarterback. He was a two-time All-NCAC selection and in 2009, he set a school-record with 2,873 yards of total offense. His 2,106 passing yards were also a school record. A native of nearby Johnstown, Ohio, Holter was the Johnnies starting signal caller till his graduation in 2006.
On the recruiting trail Holter is responsible for 10 states including northwestern and central areas of Ohio.