One day after announcing the departure of head football coach Mike Vogt, Orange City University athletic director Staci Hahn said he will be replaced by current Titans wrestling coach Brian Kells.

“I’ve been working my way up to be a head football coach. Very excited about the opportunity,” said Kells, who had been a head JV coach and assistant for University in its first three seasons.

He previously was a Deltona assistant (2001-09) and has been a wrestling coach for 13 seasons.

Kells said he will complete this season as the Titans wrestling coach.

Buddy Collings is a senior sports writer covering high schools for the Orlando Sentinel. You can reach him at