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Tony Lucas
Position: Running Backs Coach
Other Position: Running Backs
Hometown: Bloomfield, Conn.
Alma Mater: Columbia
Graduating Year: 2003
Major: Economics
Experience: 1 Year
Phone: 302-831-8655
Email: lucast@udel.edu

Tony Lucas, a former Columbia University standout who previously spent two seasons on the football staff at Georgetown University, was hired as running backs coach at the University of Delaware in February, 2013.

During his first season on the Delaware staff with head coach Dave Brock in 2013, Lucas guided a UD running attack that ranked No. 4 in the Colonial Athletic Association in rushing (177.0 yards per game) and was No. 2 in scoring offense (32.8 points per game). All-American running back Andrew Pierce capped an outstanding career by leading the team in rushing for the fourth straight year and earning All-CAA honors for the fourth time.

Lucas, a native of Bloomfield, Conn., was a standout defensive back at Columbia University and earned the team’s Maniatty-Remmer Unsung Hero Award. He earned his degree in economics in 2003 and later earned a master’s degree in economics at Trinity in 2010. He is currently pursuing a second master’s degree in education from Bowling Green.

“Tony is a great addition to our staff,” said Brock. “He came highly-recommended from several people that I have worked with. I’m excited for him to inherit one of the most talented positions on this team.”

Lucas began his college coaching career at NCAA III Trinity College in Hartford, Conn. as a graduate assistant and outside linebackers and served for two years during the 2008 and 2009 seasons. He then moved on to Bowling Green State where he was the staff’s defensive quality control coach and assistant academic coordinator.

He arrived at Georgetown in 2011 and spent two seasons there as the Hoya’s running backs coach with head coach Kevin Kelly. Georgetown went 8-3 and rushed for an average of 147.5 yards per game in 2011 to rank second in the Patriot League. In 2012, the Hoyas ranked No. 3 in the Patriot League in rushing yardage with an average of 146.1 yards per game.

“I consider it a privilege to join a program with such a rich tradition as the University of Delaware,” said Lucas, who will reside in the Newark area with wife Sarita. “I am excited for the opportunity to add to the legacy of Delaware football.”

Lucas and his wife, Sarita, reside in the Newark area.

Updated 7/14/14

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