Dukes QB coach/pass game coordinator elevated to new position
Niel Loebig returns as passing game coordinator and receivers coach; Connor Dixon named tight ends coach
Anthony Doria, a former record-setting quarterback at Saint Francis, Pa., is in his sixth season with the Duquesne coaching staff. A quarterbacks coach for the past five seasons, he was promoted to offensive coordinator for the 2016 campaign and will continue to handle quarterback coaching duties as well.
Doria, who has been on the staff for Duquesne Northeast Conference championships in 2011, 2013 and 2015, helped guide the 2015 offense to lead the league in scoring offense, total offense and passing offense. It was the third straight year the Dukes led the NEC in passing offense.
He has also been instrumental in the development of 2016 preseason All-NEC quarterback Dillon Buechel, who led the conference in passing yards in 2013 and 2015.
The former NEC standout also mentored former DU quarterback Sean Patterson (2009-12) to back-to-back second team All-NEC seasons in 2011 and 2012.
Doria, who accounted for a Northeast Conference record 8,544 passing yards at SFU from 2003-06, spent two seasons as a graduate assistant wide receivers coach at Akron under head coaches J.D. Brookhart and Rob Ianello before coming to Duquesne.
A native of Pittsburgh, Doria was named to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Terrific 25 and Pittsburgh Post-Gazette South Fabulous 22 after leading Seton-La Salle High School to a 2002 WPIAL AA Championship and an appearance in the PIAA state championship game.
The Pittsburgh Athletic Association AA Player of the Year continued on to Saint Francis where he completed over 55 percent of his passes in throwing for 61 touchdowns in 42 games. In 2005, Doria was named NEC Offensive Player of the Year.
Doria completed his degree in accounting in 2007 before playing one season for the Arena Cup finalist Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Pioneers in 2007. He added a master's degree in sports administration while at Akron.
Doria, his wife Kristen and their son Luca reside in McCandless Township.