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Former FBS assistant will also handle special teams
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Recruiting Areas: Southeastern Pennsylvania (Berks, Montgomery, Philadelphia), South Florida (West Palm Beach, Broward, Dade)
Marc Nudelberg heads into his second season as the Recruiting and Special Teams Coordinator. Under Nudelberg, the Special Teams saw vast improvements in the kickoff and punting units. After finishing last in kickoff return average and net punt average in 2016, the Leopards were at the top of the league in both categories last season. The Maroon and White ranked first in the Patriot League with an average of 22.6 yards per kickoff return in 2017. The Leopards were led by All-Patriot Return Specialist C.J. Amill. The junior led the conference averaging 29.4 yards per kickoff return. Amill also ran a kickoff 96 yards for a touchdown against Lehigh.
After ranking last in net punting in 2016, Lafayette finished second in the conference with an average net punt of 37.8 yards. Nudelberg put his trust into freshman punter Michael Turk last season and it paid off. Turk had a fantastic freshman season averaging 47.7 yards per punt, good enough to rank him second in the league.
Nudelberg spent the 2016 season as the special teams coordinator and running backs coach at the University of Nevada under Brian Polian. That followed a one-year stint as the special teams quality control coach at the University of Florida under Jim McElwain when Garrett was on staff there. Nudelberg oversaw the development of Johnny Townsend who was a Ray Guy Award (nation's top punter) semifinalist.
Before his time in Gainesville, Nudelberg spent two seasons on the University of Cincinnati coaching staff as a tight ends and special teams coach in 2014, and an offensive graduate assistant in 2013. Cincinnati managed 9-4 records in both of those seasons with trips to the 2013 Belk Bowl and the 2014 Military Bowl. While there, he coached Andrew Gantz who was a semifinalist for the Lou Groza Award given to the nation's top placekicker.
Nudelberg came to Cincinnati after eight seasons in multiple roles at his alma mater, Florida State, working with head coaches Jimbo Fisher and Bobby Bowden. He spent time as an offensive and special teams quality control coach from 2010-13, working with the specialists and running backs while assisting with the scout special teams. He mentored a pair of NFL specialists, punter Shawn Powell and kicker Dustin Hopkins, and the Seminoles were the nation's top-ranked special teams unit in 2011.
From 2009-10, he worked with the running backs and directly with Bowden on game day, coordinating communication between the head coach and the offensive staff. Nudelberg also served as a student equipment manager and assistant at Florida State from 2005-09.
A native of Cooper City, Fla., Nudelberg graduated from Florida State in 2009 with an Economics degree. Nudelberg is married to his wife, Rachel, and the couple has a son, Kai.