Football coaching staff joins student-athletes in class
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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 begins his first season as the Recruiting and Special Teams Coordinator on John Garrett's Lafayette football staff.
Nudelberg spent the last 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.
"I'm excited to add Marc Nudelberg to our staff as the special teams coordinator and recruiting coordinator. When Marc and I coached together at Florida, he made a great impression with his passion for coaching and teaching student-athletes," said Garrett, the Fred M. Kirby II '42 Head Football Coach. "He is a smart, innovative, enthusiastic coach who loves the details of the game, but also has a great love for recruiting and what it takes to attract top student-athletes. He will have an immediate impact upon our program."
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.