Doria Named Offensive Coordinator
Feb. 2, 2016
PITTSBURGH -- Duquesne University head football coach Jerry Schmitt announced today that quarterbacks/pass game coordinator Anthony Doria has been elevated to offensive coordinator.
Doria, who just completed his fifth season on Schmitt's staff, replaces Gary Dunn who was named head coach at California, Pa. on Jan. 29.
"Coach Doria worked closely with coach Dunn in the development of our passing game and overall offensive scheme," said Schmitt. "He has an excellent understanding of our offensive philosophy and I'm sure that under Anthony's leadership we will have a seamless transition."
Doria, a former record-setting quarterback at Saint Francis, Pa., helped QB Sean Patterson (2009-12) produce back-to-back second team All-Northeast Conference seasons in 2011 and 2012. Rising senior Dillon Buechel has led the NEC in passing yardage in each of the past two seasons.
In 2015, Duquesne averaged an NEC-best 244.8 passing yards per game en route to winning the conference championship and earning DU's first-ever NCAA FCS Playoff appearance. Buechel set career highs for completions (33), attempts (53), yards (423) and touchdowns (6) in the Dukes' 52-49 opening round loss at No. 13 William & Mary.
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.