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Ian Dell is in the midst of his fifth season on the Lafayette staff and his fourth on the defensive side of the ball. In July 2013, Dell was promoted from tight ends coach to defensive line coach.
This season, Dell will have all four starters (three seniors and a junior) returning to the defensive line in All-Patriot League selection Matt Rothrock ’17, Academic All-District selection Collin Albershardt ’17 at end along with tackle Robin Cepeda ’17 and end Beau Bosch ’18.
In 2013, under Dell’s tutelage Steve Mercado achieved All-Patriot League Second-Team status as a sophomore. Mercado will be back for his senior season along with full-time starter Matt Rothrock and key contributors Andy Labudev, Darren Wright and Robin Cepeda.
In 2012, Dell returned to a Leopard program in which he was an All-Patriot League First-Team defensive lineman during his playing career.
A two-year starter, Dell was the team’s defensive MVP in his senior season of 2009 while earning College Sporting News All-America Honorable Mention status.
Prior to his second stint on College Hill, Dell spent two seasons as a defensive line coach at Moravian College in Bethlehem, Pa. where he coached All-American defensive end Allen Petros. While at Moravian, Dell recruited in central Pennsylvania and central New Jersey.
A native of Harrisburg, Pa., Dell graduated from Lafayette in 2010 with a degree in Neuroscience. He is engaged to Morgan Litak and the two will be married in 2017.