Corey Fillipovich is in his first season as the associate head coach and defensive coordinator for the Wilmington College football program. In addition, he will coach linebackers.
He comes to Wilmington after spending last season as the defensive coordinator at North Carolina Wesleyan. Prior to his two years with Battlin’ Bishops, Fillipovich spent 11 seasons at Heidelberg. The last three seasons, he served as the co-defensive and recruiting coordinator.
During his tenure with the Student Princes, Fillipovich coached five All-Ohio Athletic Conference honorees, including All-American Matt Grieves, who was also an ESPN The Magazine District IV Academic selection. Grieves was one of three Heidelberg players to garner Academic All-Region status under his direction.
In his more than a decade of service, he had a plethora of duties, including the roles of camp director, junior varsity head coach and equipment manager, among others. He also boasts coaching experience at numerous Division I camps, including those at Ohio State, Notre Dame, Indiana, Kent State, Toledo, Cincinnati, Bowling Green and Youngstown State.
Fillipovich is a 2003 graduate of Muskingum College, where he earned a history degree. A three-year letterwinner, he played multiple positions in the trenches – playing on both the offensive and defensive lines.
Prior to joining Heidelberg, he gained a year of coaching experience during the 2003 season as an assistant defensive line coach at his alma mater. He went on to receive his master's degree in education from Heidelberg in 2006.