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Duquesne University Department of Athletics Staff Directory

Duquesne University, a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), sponsors 17 Division I sports (football competes in the Football Championship Subdivision). DU is a member of the Atlantic 10 Conference in all sports other than football and bowling (associate member of the Northeast Conference).

Ticket Information
Football & Men's / Women's Basketball: 412-232-DUKE (3853)

Mailing Address:
600 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15282

Athletic Department Directory (Area code 412)

Administration
Name Title Phone
Dave Harper Director of Athletics 396-6565
Phil Racicot Senior Associate Athletic Director / Administration 396-5244
Paul Hightower Associate AD / Facilities and Operations 396-6502
Dave Saba Associate AD / Media Relations 396-5861
Sherene Brantley Assistant AD / Student Services / SWA 396-5243
Rick Christensen Assistant AD / Compliance 396-4917
David DeNardo Assistant AD / Business 396-4497
Bryan Colonna Director Athletic Development / Duquesne Athletic Fund 396-5927
Megan Jahrling Assistant AD / Marketing & Branding 396-5333
Natalie Hozak Assistant Director / Administration 396-6566
Cindy Morton Assistant to the Athletic Director 396-6565
Dr. Amy Phelps Faculty Representative 396-6271

Compliance
Name Title Phone
Rick Christensen Assistant AD / Compliance 396-4917
Tyler Warden Assistant Director 396-1189

Duquesne Athletic Fund
Name Title Phone
Bryan Colonna Director Athletic Development 396-5927
Renee Bestic Assistant Director 396-1292

Marketing and Promotions
Name Title Phone
Megan Jahrling Assistant AD / Marketing & Branding 396-5333
Alyssa Simonin Graduate Assistant 396-1948

Media Relations
Name Title Phone
Dave Saba
Contact for: Men's Soccer, Men's Basketball
Associate AD / Media Relations 396-5861
George Nieman
Contact for: Football, Men's & Women's Cross Country, Lacrosse, Women's Swimming, Rowing, Men's Track
Assistant Director 396-5376
Ryan Gavatorta
Contact for: Women's Basketball, Volleyball, Women's Soccer, Men's & Women's Tennis, Women's Track & Field
Assistant Director 396-6560

Multimedia Operations
Name Title Phone
Erik Kaminski Assistant Director 396-5113

DUQS Sports Properties
Name Title Phone
Bob Derda General Manager 396-2362
Arielle Love Business Development Coordinator 396-2458

Sports Medicine
Name Title Phone
Melissa Ebig Director 396-5491
Vic Bauer Athletic Trainer 396-5576
Dave Douglas Athletic Trainer 396-6602
Joe Gatti Athletic Trainer 396-1939
Nate Iorio Athletic Trainer 396-4810
Jennifer McKenzie Athletic Trainer 396-1939
Amy Wyke Athletic Trainer 396-1515
Amanda Chamberlain Athletic Trainer 396-4008
Aimee Kimball Director of Mental Training 396-6565

Strength and Conditioning
Name Title Phone
Dennis Cuturic Assistant Strength Coach 396-1933
Anthony Longo Assistant Strength Coach 396-1933

Student Services
Name Title Phone
Sherene Brantley Assistant AD / Student Services / SWA 396-5243
Katie Kresho Assistant Director 396-4553

Ticket Sales and Service
Name Title Phone
Adam Minnaugh Ticket Sales and Service Account Executive 396-1971
Conor McGartland Ticket Sales and Service Account Executive 396-5124
Joe Smetana Ticket Office Manager 396-5787

Men's Basketball
Name Title Phone
Jim Ferry Head Coach 396-6565
John Rhodes Assistant Coach 396-6565
Rich Glesmann Assistant Coach 396-6565
Danny Lawson Assistant Coach 396-6565
Brian Baudinet Assistant Coach 396-6565
Dominic Lombardi Director of Player Development 396-6565
David Steckel Graduate Assistant 396-6565

Women's Basketball
Name Title Phone
Dan Burt Head Coach 396-5392
Eddie Benton Assistant Coach 396-5040
Matt Schmidt Assistant Coach 396-5493
Rachel Wojdowski Assistant Coach 396-6564
Melissa Franko Director of Basketball Operations 396-5126
Olivia Bresnahan Graduate Assistant 396-4795

Women's Bowling
Name Title Phone
Jody Fetterhoff Head Coach 396-4797

Men's Cross Country
Name Title Phone
Jim Lear Head Coach 396-1158
Tom Slosky Assistant Coach 345-1056

Women's Cross Country
Name Title Phone
Jim Lear Head Coach 396-1158
Tom Slosky Assistant Coach 345-1056

Football
Name Title Phone
Jerry Schmitt Head Coach 396-2323
TBA Director of Football Operations 396-1802
Anthony Doria Offensive Coordinator 396-4619
Dave Opfar Defensive Coordinator 396-5584
Darnel Richardson Defensive Backs Coach 396-2319
Tyler Scudder Co-Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers Coach 396-2324
Bret Colbert Wide Receivers Coach 396-2324
Khiry Carter Wide Receivers Coach 396-2324
Terry Russell Running Backs Coach 396-2324
Mike Silianoff Assistant Head Coach/Offensive Line 396-2324
Tony Papley Graduate Assistant/Defensive Line 396-2324
Anthony Longo Strength and Conditioning Coach 396-1933

Lacrosse
Name Title Phone
Michael Scerbo Head Coach 396-4744
Lisa Evans Assistant Coach 396-5784

Rowing
Name Title Phone
Joe Setting Head Coach 396-1159
Jenn Langzettel Assistant Coach 396-4745
Courtney Purslow Assistant Coach 396-6565

Men's Soccer
Name Title Phone
Chase Brooks Head Coach 396-5242
Josh Faga Assistant Coach 396-5242
Robert Spain Assistant Coach 396-5242

Women's Soccer
Name Title Phone
Al Alvine Head Coach 396-5241
Brian Shrum Assistant Coach 396-4910
TBA Assistant Coach 396-4910

Women's Swimming
Name Title Phone
Dave Sheets Head Coach 396-1866
Miriam McGeath Assistant Coach 396-1866

Tennis
Name Title Phone
Vanessa Steiner Director of Tennis 396-6565
TBA Women's Assistant Coach 396-6565
Pete Carpenter Men's Assistant Coach 396-6565

Men's Track & Field
Name Title Phone
Jim Lear Head Coach 396-1158
Tom Slosky Assistant Coach 345-1056
Brian Reed Assistant Coach 396-5238

Women's Track & Field
Name Title Phone
Jim Lear Head Coach 396-1158
Tom Slosky Assistant Coach 345-1056
Brian Reed Assistant Coach 396-5238

Volleyball
Name Title Phone
Steve Opperman Head Coach 396-5247
Ryan Sweitzer Assistant Coach 396-5237
TBA Assistant Coach 396-4031

Cheerleading
Name Title Phone
Amanda Ozanich Cheerleading Coach 396-6565

Dance Team
Name Title Phone
TBA Dance Coach 396-6565

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