Donte Small, Duquesne's all-time leading rusher, is in his first season as running backs coach.
The Duquesne, Pa. native finished his playing career in 2001 as the holder of five school records including career marks for rushing (4,260), and all-purpose yards (5,992). His 32 rushing touchdowns rank second on DU's all-time list. Small, who was part of three MAAC championship teams (1999, 2000 & 2001), rushed for 100 or more yards 21 times. He was named the MAAC Offensive Player of the Year as a senior after helping the Dukes to a 6-0-0 conference record.
Small, who completed his undergraduate degree in elementary education in 2002, is currently employed as a teacher in the Pittsburgh City School District.