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NIU Coaching Search: The Tale of the Tape

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OK, so you really, really like P.J. Fleck. But you also like Chuck Martin. And now we have a couple new candidate names. I've tried to make this simple and list all of the serious candidates and their respective coaching records. While Fleck's you can name off your head, you may end up laughing while comparing his resume to a guy like Chuck Martin. Commence.


P.J. Fleck

Age: 30
Years coaching: 5
Hometown: Maple Park, IL

Coaching Experience

2010: WRs, Rutgers

2009: WRs/RC, Northern Illinois

2007-08: WRs, Northern Illinois

2006: GA, Ohio State

Playing Experience

2004-05: WR, San Francisco 49ers

1999-03: WR, Northern Illinois


Chuck Martin

Age: 42
Years coaching: 17
Hometown: Park Forest, IL

Coaching Experience

2010: DBs/RC, Notre Dame

2004-09: HC, Grand Valley State (74-7, 2 National Championships)

2000-03: DC/DBs, Grand Valley State

1998-99: LBs, Eastern Michigan

1996-97: DC/DBs, Millikin

1994-95: LBs, Wittenberg

1992: GA, Mankato State

Playing Experience

1989: Safety, Millikin


Dave Doeren

Age: 38
Years coaching: 16
Hometown: Shawnee Mission, KS

Coaching Experience

2008-10: DC/LBs, Wisconsin

2006-07: Co-DC/LBs/RC, Wisconsin

2005: Co-DC/LBs/RC, Kansas

2002-05: LBs/RC, Kansas

2001: DBs/DC, Montana

2000: DBs, Montana

1998-99: GA, USC

1997: DC/LBs, Drake

1995-96: LBs, Drake

1994: WRs/DL, Shawnee Mission Northwest HS (KS)

Playing Experience

1990-93: Drake


Marvin Sanders

Age: 43
Years coaching: 19
Hometown: Markham, IL

Coaching Experience

2008-10: DBs, Nebraska

2005-06: DC/DBs, North Carolina

2004: Co-DC/DBs, North Carolina

2003: DBs, Nebraska

2001-02: DBs, Colorado State

2000: DEs, New Mexico State

1997-99: DC/DBs, Nebraska-Omaha

1995-96: DBs, Nebraska-Omaha

1994: DBs/SID, Minnesota-Morris

1992-93: DBs, Nebraska Weslyan

Playing Experience

1987-89, DB, Nebraska


Chris Beatty

Age: 37
Years coaching: 5
Hometown: Centreville, VA

Coaching Experience

2008-10: RBs/Slot WRs, West Virginia

2007: RBs, Northern Illinois

2006: OC/QBs/WRs, Hampton

2003-05: HC, Landstown HS (VA)

2001-02: HC, Salem HS (VA)

1998-00: HC, North Stafford HS (VA)

Playing Experience

1997: WR, Hamilton Tiger-Cats (CFL)

1995: WR, Baltimore Stallions (CFL)

1991-94: WR, East Tennessee State


Sam Pittman

Age: 49
Years coaching: 22
Hometown: El Reno, OK

Coaching Experience

2007-10: OL, North Carolina

2004-06: Asst. HC/OL, Northern Illinois

2003: OL, Northern Illinois

2001: OL, Kansas

2000: OL, Missouri

1999: OL, Western Michigan

1997-98: OL, Oklahoma

1996: OTs/TEs, Cincinnati

1994-95: OL, Northern Illinois

1992-93: HC, Hutchinson CC (KS)

1991: OL, Hutchinson CC (KS)

1989-90: HC, Trenton HS (MO)

1987-88: HC, Princeton HS (MO)

1986: Asst Coach, Beggs HS (OK)

1984-85: Student Coach, Pittsburg State (KS)

Playing Experience

1980-83: DE, Pittsburg State (KS)


Pat Narduzzi

Age: 44
Years coaching: 21
Hometown: Youngstown, OH

Coaching Experience

2007-10: DC, Michigan State

2004-06: DC, Cincinnati

2003: DC, Miami OH

2000-02: LBs, Northern Illinois

1998-99: DC/LBs, Rhode Island

1993-97: LBs, Rhode Island

1992: WRs, Miami OH

1990-91: GA, Miami OH

Playing Experience

1987-89: LB, Rhode Island