Schmitt Adds Two to Coaching Staff
Linebackers coach Tyler Scudder comes to the Bluff from Western Michigan.

June 3, 2014

PITTSBURGH - Duquesne University head football coach Jerry Schmitt has announced the addition of Chris Siegle and Tyler Scudder to the 2014 coaching staff.

Siegle, a former DU quarterback, returns to the Bluff as tight ends coach, while Scudder will serve as linebackers coach.

Siegle, a Pittsburgh native, brings a wealth of coaching experience to the Dukes' sideline.

Most recently the head coach at his alma mater, Shaler High School, Siegle has coached at Milford Academy, Florida International and Hampton University.

Scudder comes to Duquesne after spending last season as director of football player personnel at Western Michigan.

A third team all-state pick at Shaler, Siegle attended prep school at Milford before beginning his collegiate career at the University of Cincinnati. He transferred to Duquesne and saw action in six games in 2001 before finishing his career at West Virginia Tech where he was a second team all-conference pick as a senior.

Following a two-year stint in the American Indoor Football Association, Siegle embarked on his coaching career as quarterbacks coach and later offensive coordinator at Milford. In two years at the New Berlin, N.Y. school, Siegle helped the Falcons to a 17-6 record. Among his pupils were future Pitt and Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy and University of Miami running back Graig Cooper, who was signed as an NFL undrafted free agent by the Eagles in 2011.

Siegle moved on to Florida International where he worked for two years, first as a volunteer offensive assistant and later as a graduate assistant on defense for Mario Cristobal's staff.

He was the quarterbacks coach and pass game coordinator in his two years at Hampton University before returning to Milford as assistant head coach. While at Hampton, Siegle worked with second team all-MEAC quarterback Herbert Bynes who threw for a school record 2,713 yards in 2008 and Syracuse transfer David Legree.

Siegle accepted the job at Shaler in April of 2012.

Siegle, who is married to the former Katie Dugan, earned his undergraduate degree in liberal arts from West Virginia Tech in 2008.

Scudder spent three seasons at Indiana University of Pennsylvania prior to moving on to Western Michigan. While at IUP, Scudder 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.

At WMU, Scudder helped assemble a 2014 recruiting class that was ranked as the best in Mid-American Conference history by Recruiting sites and also listed the Western Michigan class as the best in the MAC.

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.




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