Corey Fillipovich enters his second season as an associated head football coach at Wilmington College in 2018.
Fillipovich served as the defensive coordinator as well as linebackers coach during the 2017 season. He will remain the defensive signal-caller in 2018, but will shift to working with the defensive line for the upcoming season.
Two individuals earned All-Ohio Athletic Conference (OAC) under Fillipovich’s guidance in Second Team All-OAC honoree David Henry and Honorable Mention All-OAC individual C.J. Thompson in 2017. In addition, He aided Head Coach Bryan Moore in ending Wilmington’s 40-game OAC losing streak with a 37-30 overtime win against Capital University.
Prior to Wilmington, Fillipovich spent two seasons as the defensive coordinator at North Carolina Wesleyan. Prior to his two years with Battlin’ Bishops, Fillipovich spent 11 seasons at Heidelberg University including several years coaching with Moore. The last three seasons, he served as the co-defensive and recruiting coordinator.
During his tenure with the Student Princes, Fillipovich coached five All-OAC 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 The Ohio State University, the University of Notre Dame, Indiana University, Kent State University, the University of Toledo, the University of Cincinnati, Bowling Green State University and Youngstown State University.
Fillipovich is a 2003 graduate of Muskingum College (University), where he earned a history degree. A three-year letter winner for the Muskies, 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.
Fillipovich resides in Wilmington with his wife, Andrea. The couple has a son, Henry.
*Last updated - March 27, 2018