ELF: Fehervar Enthroners promote Joe Ashfield to HC

The Fehervar Enthroners of the European League of Football have announced that they have signed their offensive coordinator, Joe Ashfield, to be their new head coach for the 2024 season.

In their first year in the ELF, the Enthroners, finished fourth in the East with a 3-9 record and were ninth in the 17 team league in rushing touchdowns with nine and produced a total of 2,673 yards of offense in 10 games in 2023, good for 13th.

The 46 year old Ashfield was the quarterbacks coach/passing game coordinator for Black Hills University from 2020 to 2022. Before joining BHSU, Ashfield was the offensive line coach at Rice University for the 2018 and 2019 seasons. At Rice, he saw eight players earn postseason honors as voted on by league coaches in 2018.

Prior to that, Ashfield spent five seasons as an offensive assistant at Stanford (2013-17) where he assisted with offensive line. During that time, the Cardinal played in two Rose Bowls (2014 and 2016) winning in 2016, won two Pac 12 Conference championships and reached the Alamo Bowl (2017). Prior to that, Ashfield was the offensive coordinator at New Mexico Military Institute and coached receivers at Loras College (Iowa) from 2008-10.

Ashfield played quarterback at St. John’s (Minn.) under legendary coach John Gagliardi and then played for the Schwäbisch Hall Unicorns in the German Football League (2001) before beginning his coaching career in New Zealand with the North Harbour Pride in Auckland from 2001-2004. He served as the head coach of the New Zealand National Team in 2004.

He returned to the United States in 2005, earning a master’s degree from Delta State and worked as an offensive assistant at Stanford from 2005 and as a graduate assistant in 2006.

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