Michael Landers is entering his eighth season as Head Football Coach at Mount Ida College. He has navigated the entrance of the team into the Eastern Collegiate Football Conference (ECFC), and won a conference title in 2012 with a 52-28 win over Castleton State College, the first ever championship since the inception of the program in 1999. The conference title win also gave the Mustangs their first ever automatic bid into the NCAA post-season, and Coach Landers was named the ECFC Coach of the Year for his efforts that season.
Landers also led the Mustangs to the ECFC title game appearance in 2009 and to appearances in Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference (ECAC) North Atlantic Bowls in back-to-back years in 2010 and 2011. Landers’ holds an overall record of 38-36 though eight seasons of play and has compiled an impressive ECFC slate of 29-12 since joining the conference in 2009.
Before his time with the Mustangs, Landers was with Nichols College in Dudley, Massachusetts as the coordinator of the front seven/linebackers starting in 2005. In 2006, as defensive coordinator, he helped the Bison rebound off a tough 0-9 record in 05′ to a 5-4 record, one of the biggest turnarounds in the NCAA that year. Landers coached one of the top ranked defenses in the New England Football Conference (NEFC) during the 2007 season, leading the NEFC in many statistical categories.
As an athlete, Landers was a Division I player for Georgia Tech on special teams and as a defensive back. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Bridgewater State College in 2001.
Landers lives with his wife Sarah.