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DUQUESNE UNIVERSITY
Location: Pittsburgh, Pa.
Founded: 1878 by the Holy Ghost Fathers
Enrollment: 10,000
President: Dr. Charles J. Dougherty
Director of Athletics: Greg Amodio
Affiliation: NCAA Football Championship Subdivision (FCS)
Conference: Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Football League (MAAC)
Home Field (capacity): Arthur J. Rooney Athletic Field (4,500)
Field/Playing Surface: Lighted/AstroPlay
School Colors: Red (200) and Blue (282)
Nickname: Dukes
University Website: www.duq.edu
Athletics Website: www.GoDuquesne.com

HISTORY
All-Time Record: 354-257-19 in 80* seasons
* - record does not include unavailable results from 1891-1901
First Season of Competition: 1891
Duquesne did not field teams for a total of 36 seasons: 1904-12, 1915-19, 1943-46, 1951-68

THE TEAM
Head Coach: Jerry Schmitt (Westminster '83)
Schmitt's Overall Record: 42-27-0, .609 (7 seasons)
Schmitt's Record at Duquesne: 14-6-0 ( 2 seasons)
Record in 2006: 7-3 (3-1 in MAAC - Champions)
MAAC Titles: 10 (1995, `96, `99, `00, `01, `02, `03*, `04, `05, `06)
* - 2003 I-AA Mid-Major National Champions
MAAC Record: 73-8-0 (.901) in 13 seasons
MAAC Home Record: 37-4-0
MAAC Road Record: 36-4-0
Basic Offense: Multiple
Basic Defense: 4-3
Starters Returning/Lost: 16/6
Specialists Returning/Lost: 2/0
Lettermen Returning/Lost: letters not awarded
All-MAAC Returning/Lost: *13/6
* - totals include first and second team picks

ASSISTANT COACHES AND STAFF
Joe Bernard (Moravian `85): Defensive Coordinator/Secondary
Harry Carter (Duquesne `07): Linebackers
Ryan Esdale (Duquesne `07): Graduate Assistant/Strength and Conditioning/Equipment
Chuck Froehlich (Mount Union `93): Defensive Line
Bill Hurley (Syracuse `80): Defensive Backs
Niel Loebig (Duquesne `05): Quarterbacks
Dave Loya (Duquesne `97): Receivers
Terry Russell (Duquesne `75): Running Backs
Mike Silianoff (Westminster `82): Assistant Head Coach/Offensive Line
Jon Tekac (Youngstown State `03): Tight Ends
John Rosato (Duquesne `73): Director of Football Operations/Recruiting Coordinator

ATHLETICS MEDIA RELATIONS
Associate AD/Media Relations (FB): Dave Saba
Saba's Office Phone: 412-396-5861
Saba's Cell Phone: 412-225-5317
Saba's E-Mail Address: saba@duq.edu
Assistant Director of Media Relations (secondary FB): George Nieman
Nieman's Office Phone: 412-396-5376
Nieman's E-Mail: nieman@duq.edu
Assistant Director of Media Relations: Ryan Gavatorta
Gavatorta's Office Phone: 412-396-6560
Gavatorta's E-Mail: gavatortar@duq.edu
Athletics Media Relations Fax: 412-396-6210
Mailing Address: Duquesne University Athletics, A.J. Palumbo Center,
600 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pa. 15282

 

 

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