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Lafayette Coaches Return to the Classroom


March 10, 2017


EASTON, Pa. -- Members of the Lafayette football coaching staff joined the team's student-athletes in their college classrooms on March 8-9, part of a Coaches in the Classroom program started by head coach John Garrett and organized by defensive coordinator Luke Thompson.

"These kids are in tough classes and they have to work at it, but the enthusiasm they showed and the concentration they showed was really impressive," Garrett said of his visit to Susan Averett's Econometrics class in which he was joined by wide receivers coach Gunnard Twyner and running backs coach Christian Pace. "It harkened back to my college experience at Columbia and Princeton."

Defensive backs coach Doug McFadden and defensive line coach Justin Hinds attended Math 141 -- Differential Calculus and Economic Modeling with professor Tom Yuster. Offensive Coordinator Rich Bartel and linebackers coach Nick Lezynski joined Rose Marie Bukics in her Economics 319 -- Financial Theory and Analysis course.

Thompson and recruiting coordinator Marc Nudelberg went to professor Steve White's Government 101 course. Offensive line coach Gordon Sammis sat in on Economics 251 -- Intermediate Microeconomics with Ute Schumacher. Tight ends coach Luke Chiarolanzio '15 attended Kerl Seeler's lecture in Mechanical Engineering 352 -- Dynamics of Physical Systems.

The event is the second of two academic-oriented programs the team has undertaken in March, having also participated in National Read Across America Day on March 2.