Biography:Landon Fox enters his third year as the defensive coordinator for the Flyers, after spending the two 2008 and 2009 season coaching the Flyer secondary. Fox returned to UD in 2008 after three seasons at Wayne State University in Detroit where he was linebacker coach and special teams coordinator under Paul Winters. Fox coaches the Flyer secondary as well.
Fox served as a graduate assistant coach for the Flyers in 2002 and 2003. Dayton was 20-3in Fox’s two seasons working under then-head coach Mike Kelly and then-defensive coordinator Rick Chamberlin. The Flyers won their first of two NCAA Division I-AA Mid-Major national championships while going 11-1 in 2002, and then turned in a 9-2 campaign in 2003.
Fox spent the 2004 campaign as a graduate assistant coach assisting with the secondary at Ball State University on head coach Brady Hoke’s staff. Fox’s first college coaching experience was as a defensive line graduate assistant coach at Lakeland College in Sheboygan, Wis. A four-year member (1995-98) of the Defiance College football squad, Fox led the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) in fumble recoveries while earning second team all-league accolades in 1998. He was a team captain and Defiance’s defensive player of the year as a senior. After his football career was over, he also played one season of basketball.
A 2000 graduate of Defiance and a native of Defiance, Ohio, he began his coaching career as an assistant varsity coach at Preble Shawnee High School in Camden, Ohio, during the 2000 campaign.
Landon and his wife Rhonda have a daughter, Riley, and a son, Logan.