Hameline stepping down as Wagner football coach

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Staten Island, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Wagner College has scheduled a news conference on Tuesday, where football coach Walt Hameline will step down after 34 seasons.

Jason Houghtaling, the Seahawks' associate head coach and offensive coordinator, will be named the new head coach.

Hameline, 63, led Wagner to a 7-4 record and a share of the Northeast Conference title with Sacred Heart this season. He has a 223-139-2 (.615) career record, leading the Seahawks to the 1987 NCAA Division III national championship and then their first-ever NEC title and FCS playoff bid in 2012.

Hameline also has been Wagner's athletic director since 1981. He will remain in that role as he steps down from the football program.

Houghtaling is in third coaching stint at Wagner. The Binghamton graduate was a Seahawks assistant coach from 2006-2009 before becoming head coach at Hudson Valley Community College in 2010. He then returned to Wagner as offensive coordinator in 2011 and spent two seasons before leaving to become Cornell's offensive coordinator last year. He returned again in January.