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 fifth season coaching Duquesne's signal-callers. In 2015, he has added the duty of pass game coordinator as well.
The former NEC standout mentored former DU quarterback Sean Patterson (2009-12) to back-to-back second team All-NEC seasons in 2011 and 2012 and tutored Dillon Buechel who led the NEC in passing yards in 2013.
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's Brookline area, 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.