Experienced secondary coach to handle kick and punt teams
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Doug McFadden, who has more than a decade of coaching experience with secondary units, begins his fifth season on the Lafayette coaching staff.
For 2013, McFadden has added the title of special teams coordinator, as head coach Frank Tavani moved away from a decentralized special teams leadership approach from previous seasons to McFadden's guidance of the units.
In 2012, the Lafayette secondary enjoyed one of its most productive seasons in recent history. The Leopards intercepted 22 passes (second most in the nation) and had Darius Safford '13, Kyni Scott '13 and Jared Roberts '15 accrue All-Patriot League laurels. For 2013, three of the four projected starters, Roberts, Shane Black '15 and Randall Logan '14, have experience as starters with Roberts and Black full-time starters in 2012.
In 2011, the secondary was one of the top units in the Patriot League led by three-time All-League selection Brandon Ellis '12.
In 2010, McFadden coached Ellis to First-Team honors after earning Second-Team honors the year prior. That year, Ellis was one of just two sophomores in the conference to earn recognition on defense. Ellis was third on the team in tackles that season and was fourth in 2010.
Prior to coming to Lafayette, McFadden served as assistant head coach from 2005-09 at Fort Hays State University in Kansas, working as the secondary coach and special teams' coordinator.
A native of Columbia, S.C., he arrived at the Tiger football program after serving as the special teams' coordinator and secondary coach for two years at South Dakota State University. While at Langston University in 2002, McFadden was the defensive coordinator and secondary coach. He served in the same capacity at Hutchinson Community College in 2001 and was secondary coach for the Blue Dragons from 1999 to 2000.
A four-year letterwinner at Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar, Mo., the former cornerback was an NCAA Division II All-Star in 1999 and an All-MIAA selection in 1998. In 2000, he played professionally for the Wichita Warlords of the Indoor Football League.
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