Kreg S. Kephart
Graduation Year: 1977
Induction Year: 2007
Sport (s): Football

Kreg S. Kephart graduated from DePauw in 1977 with a B.A. degree in history and later earned a master’s degree in education. He is a teacher and coach in the Montgomery (Md.) County Public School system. He teaches social studies and serves as veteran coach of the Gaithersburg Trojan football team.

Since graduation from DePauw, Kephart has continued to benefit from both his collegiate academic and athletic endeavors. In the early 1980s, he began teaching history and coaching football at his high school alma mater. During his coaching tenure, he coached multiple undefeated junior varsity teams and was an assistant varsity coach on two Maryland state champion teams as well as several Maryland state finalist teams. In 2000 his coaching success was recognized when he was named the Maryland 4A High School Football Coach of the Year.

As a middle linebacker for DePauw from 1973-76, he started every game during his four-year career. At the time of his graduation, he held Iron Man record at DePauw for most consecutive games started. During his career, he intercepted at least 12 passes and led the team in tackles his junior and senior years. Kephart also has 20 career sacks. As a junior, he was named second team All Indiana Collegiate Conference and, as a senior, was named to the first team All ICC. In addition, he was named defensive player of the year in the ICC. Also recognized by DePauw, he was named MVP in his senior year.

In 1976, Kephart was listed among the top small college linebackers by Footbal Digest and listed in The Best College Football Players in America 1976. His senior year, Kephart received congratulatory letters and letters of interest from the Seattle Seahawks and San Diego Chargers.

Kephart and his wife, Jill Lori Wolk Kephart, reside in New Market, Md., and are parents of a son and daughter.