Recruiting Areas California – Bakersfield South (Counties: San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Kern, Ventura, Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Orange, Riverside, San Diego, Imperial) Nevada
North Carolina – Burlington West (Counties: Watauga, Ashe, Alleghany, Wilkes, Surry, Yadkin, Stokes, Forsyth, Davie, Davidson, Randolph, Alamance, Caswell, Rockingham)
Porter Abell was hired as Davidson's wide receiver coach in January 2018 following a stellar collegiate career at fellow NCAA FCS, the University of Richmond.
Porter, who appeared in 48 games for the Spiders, saw time as a quarterback, running back and eventually slid into a role as a wide receiver. He was a four-year letterwinner for the Spiders and helped lead the team to a CAA Championship in 2015 and a national ranking of number three in the country.
Prior to Richmond, Porter finished his high school career in 2012 being named a finalist for the AA Virginia State Player of the Year and Regional and Roanoke Times Offensive Player of the Year.
During the fall of 2017, Porter served as a volunteer assistant coach with the Collegiate School Athletic Department, breaking down game film. He is the son of head coach Scott Abell.
Recruiting Areas Alabama
Florida -Orlando North (Counties: Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, Walton, Holmes, Washington, Bay, Jackson, Calhoun, Gulf, Franklin, Liberty, Gadsden, Leon, Wakulla, Jefferson, Madison, Taylor, Hamilton, Suwannee, Columbia, Baker, Union, Bradford, Clay, St. Johns, Duval, Nassau, Lafayette, Dixie, Gilchrist, Alachua, Putnam, Flagler, Levy, Marion, Citrus, Hernando, Sumter, Lake, Orange, Osceola, Brevard) North Carolina – Iredell County & West of Charlotte (Counties: Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Swain, Macon, Jackson, Haywood, Transylvania, Henderson, Buncombe, Madison, Yancey, Mitchell, McDowell, Rutherford, Polk, Cleveland, Lincoln, Iredell, Catawba, Alexander, Caldwell, Burke, Avery)
Austin Eisenhofer enters his first season with Davidson football in 2018, serving as the Wildcats tight ends coach.
Eisenhofer joins the Davidson football staff after two years at Pioneer Football League foe, Jacksonville University. Serving as an offensive graduate assistant, Eisenhofer coached the Dolphins quarterbacks and b-backs. During his time at Jacksonville, he helped Jared Morris earn All-PFL honorable mention and Keenan Simpson earn All-PFL second team honors. The Dolphin offense also set program records for rushing yardage and rushing touchdowns during his tenure.
Prior to Jacksonville, Eisenhofer began his coaching career at the University of Minnesota-Morris where he coached the wide receivers, tight ends and running backs.
A 2015 graduate of Washington and Lee University, Eisenhofer was a three-year starter for Coach Abell and served as a team captain for the Generals beginning in the spring of his junior year. He received a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Washington and Lee, and will earn a master’s degree in Leadership and Learning from Jacksonville University in the spring of 2018.
Eisenhofer graduated from Lake Norman High School in nearby Mooresville, N.C. in 2011. His brother, Joel, is a 2012 graduate of Davidson.
Virginia – South of Fredericksburg (Counties: Lee, Scott, Wise, Norton, Dickenson, Buchanan, Russell, Washington, Tazewell, Smyth, Grayson, Galax, Wythe, Bland, Carroll, Giles, Pulaski, Radford, Montgomery, Floyd, Patrick, Henry, Martinsville, Franklin, Roanoke, Salem, Craig, Alleghany, Covington, Clifton Forge, Botetourt, Bedford, Pittsylvania, Danville, Halifax, Campbell, Lynchburg, Mecklenburg, Charlotte, Luneburg, Brunswick, Greensville, Emporia, Bath, Highland, Augusta, Staunton, Waynesboro, Rockbridge, Lexington, Buena Vista, Amherst, Nelson, Albemarle, Charlottesville, Louisa, Fluvanna, Buckingham, Appomattox, Prince Edward, Cumberland, Nottoway, Amelia, Dinwiddie, Sussex, Southampton, Franklin, Suffolk, Chesapeake, Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Isle of Wright, Surry, Northampton, Accomack, Hampton, Newport News, Poquoson, Williamsburg, York, James City, Prince George, Petersburg, Colonial Heights, Hopewell, Chesterfield, Powhatan, Goochland, Hanover, Richmond, Henrico, Charles City, New Kent, Caroline, King William, King and Queen, Glouchester, Mathews, Middlesex, Essex, Westmoreland, Richmond, Northumberland, Lancaster)
Mathews was hired as the running backs and slots coach in February of 2019.
Mathews joins the Wildcat coaching staff after spending four seasons at Washington & Lee including three years under head coach Scott Abell. While at W&L, Mathews worked primarily with the linebackers and served as assistant specials teams coach. He helped lead the Generals to ODAC titles in 2015 and 2017.
Prior to his time in Lexington, Mathews spent four years at E.C. Glass High School in Lynchburg, Va. and four years at Appomattox County High in Appomattox, Va. Mathews first worked with Abell in 2001 at Amherst County High.
A point of pride for Mathews is his work with the I.R.O.N. Leadership and Character Program. He has served as a co-director and mentor since 2009.
Mathews graduated from Liberty University in 2000 where he played defensive back for the Flames from 1996-99.
THE MATHEWS FILE Hometown: Madison Heights, Va. Education: B.S., Sports Management – Liberty University, 2000; M.A., Marriage and Family Counseling – Liberty University, 2010 Playing Experience: Liberty University, 1996-99
2019-pr.: Davidson (Running Backs)
2015-19: Washington & Lee (Linebackers, Special Teams)
2011-15: E.C. Glass High (Assistant Coach)
2007-11: Appomattox County High (Assistant Coach)
2001-07: Amherst County High (Assistant Coach)
Vince Munch enters his first season on the sidelines for Davidson football in 2018, serving as the team's offensive line coach.
Munch joins the Wildcats staff after spending a year with the St. Andrews University Knights of the NAIA. He served as the offensive line coach and run game coordinator for the first-year program.
Munch is a familiar member of Abell's former coaching arsenal, spending five seasons on the Generals staff from 2012-16. While at Washington and Lee, Munch assisted the program to 2 ODAC Championships (2012, '15) and produced three All-Conference performers. Munch got his start in coaching as tight ends coach in 2011 at Marietta College.
Munch graduated from Ferrum College in 2011 with a bachelor's degree in physical education and a minor in exercise science. He was a four-year letter winner at tight end for the Panthers and earned All-Region and All-Conference honors in his tenure.
2018-pr.: Davidson (Offensive Line)
2017: St. Andrews (Run Game Coordinator/Offensive Line)
2012-16: Washington and Lee (Defensive Line/Wide Receivers/Tight Ends)
2011: Marietta (Tight Ends)