Marcus Denham is one of the returning playmakers for Robinson next season. (John McDonnell/The Washington Post)

Scott Vossler has been named as the new head football coach at Robinson. Vossler served as an associate head coach last year under Dan Meier, who elected not to return following his lone season as the school’s interim head coach.

“When Coach Meier got hired, nothing was ever promised, but there was an understanding that he wouldn’t be around for 10 years,” Vossler said. “So I made sure to listen to every piece of advice and soak up everything I could from him because I knew, at some point, this job would come open again and I wanted to be ready.”

Vossler said he, along with several other candidates, interviewed for the vacancy earlier this month. He was named to the position on Friday.

In Vossler, the Rams will be led by a former Dayton defensive line standout who earned second-team All-America honors at the Football Championship Subdivision level in 2008. He served as an assistant coach at Hamilton High in Ohio for two years before coming to Robinson in 2011. Since then, Vossler has been an assistant for the Rams and taught middle school social studies.

Last season, Vossler helped lead the senior-laden Rams to an 8-4 record and an appearance in the Virginia 6A North region quarterfinals. With top running backs Joe Wilson and Ayvn Johnson along with nine starters on the offensive and defensive lines graduating, Vossler will have his work cut out for him next season.

“We’ve got some bodies to replace, but Robinson has a phenomenal football tradition and our kids are very physical and work hard,” Vossler said. “We hope to use those things to bring a lot of energy and help us win as many games as possible so that we continue moving in the right direction.”