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Doug McFadden has a decade's worth of coaching experience with the secondary units and begins his fourth season on the Lafayette coaching staff.
Last season, the secondary was one of the top units in the Patriot League led by three-time All-League selection Brandon Ellis and bolstered by Darius Safford at the other corner. Safford returns along with Kyni Scott at the other corner for 2012.
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.
McFadden earned his bachelor's degree in Organization Management and Leadership from Friends University in 2001. He is married to the former Susan Cochran and the couple has three daughters, Olivia, Gabrielle and Payton.
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