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Tyler Scudder, the former director of player personnel at Western Michigan, is in his third season as linebackers coach for the Dukes and his second season as co-defensive coordinator.
In 2015, he helped oversee a Duquesne defense that ranked first in the Northeast Conference in scoring defense, allowing just 19.2 points per game, was second in interceptions with 16 and was second in rushing defense, yielding 135.8 yards per contest. Scudder coached All-American and NEC Defensive Player of the Year Christian Kuntz last season as well as fellow linebackers first team All-Conference honoree Sam Martello and second team All-Conference choice Nathan Stone.
In addition to his coaching efforts at Duquesne, Scudder has led Duquesne’s “Be the Match” Bone Marrow Registry Drive the past two springs. In tandem with Duquesne’s women’s soccer, swimming and lacrosse teams, the Dukes generated 545 registrants, which was third highest in the country.
At Western Michigan, Scudder helped assemble a 2014 recruiting class that was ranked as the best in Mid-American Conference history by Rivals.com. Recruiting sites 247Sports.com and Scout.com also listed the WMU class as the best in the MAC.
Prior to accepting the position at Western Michigan, Scudder spent three seasons at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. While at IUP, he served as cornerbacks coach as well as the assistant recruiting coordinator. During his first season at IUP he worked as an assistant with both the linebackers and special teams. In 2012, he worked with an IUP defense that ranked first nationally in both scoring and total defense.
Scudder began his college coaching career at Plymouth State in 2009 where he was the wide receivers coach and special teams assistant. He began his coaching career as the co-special teams coordinator at Morgantown High School while he was attending West Virginia University.
He completed his degree in public relations from WVU in 2009.
Scudder, his wife Ashley and their one-year old son Owen live in Pittsburgh.