Chuck Froehlich, who served as the Dukes tight ends coach in 2004, is in his second season on Jerry Schmitt's staff as defensive line coach. Froehlich comes to the Bluff from Plum High School where he coached the offensive and defensive lines for over a decade.
Last season the Froehlich-coached defensive front helped the Dukes rank 10th nationally in sacks per game at 2.90.
Froehlich, a native of the Carrick section of Pittsburgh, attended Seton-La Salle High School where he played one season under former DU head coach Greg Gattuso who was an assistant at the time. He went on to start for four years at guard for Mount Union College in Alliance, Ohio. He helped the Raiders to a 37-5-1 record and a pair of Ohio Athletic Conference championships (1990 & 1992). He was a team captain and All-American as a senior in `92 as Mount Union advanced to the Division III playoff semifinal while averaging a nation-best 463.7 yards per game.
Froehlich completed his degree in elementary/special education at Mount Union in 1993, and added a master's degree in special education from Duquesne in 1996. Currently a special education teacher at Plum, Froehlich is also in his 12th season as the head wrestling coach.
Chuck and his wife, Sherry, reside in Plum. They have two children: Tanner (8) and Abbey (6).