|Title:||Head Football Coach, Offensive Line|
Mark Duda has been a member of the football staff at Lackawanna
College since the introduction of the sport in 1993. After one
season as defensive coordinator, Duda moved up to head coach and
has compiled an impressive record of 128-63 while elevating
the program to a position of national prominence. In his tenure at
the college he has produced over 200 Division I Scholarship
Athletes and has had three undefeated seasons. Mark has twice won
North East Football Conference Coach of the Year honors.
Under his guidance, Lackawanna College has appeared in nine (9) bowl games and has been ranked nationally in recent years, highlighted by a No. 5 ranking at the end of the 2001 regular-season winning four championships in five years as a member of the Northeast Football Conference.
One of the many beneficiaries of Duda's vast knowledge of football is Bryant McKinnie, who was selected in the first round (No. 7) of the 2002 National Football League Draft by the Minnesota Vikings. McKinnie played at Lackawanna in 1997 and 1998 and went on to The University of Miami ( Florida) where he was the recipient of the prestigious Outland Trophy and a consensus All-American offensive lineman.
Duda starred in the National Football League, spending six seasons with the St. Louis/Phoenix Cardinals. Coach started his coaching career as the Defensive Coordinator for Meyers HS in 1992 and was the Defensive Line coach at East Stroudsburg University in 1990.
He was inducted into the University of Maryland Wall of Fame in 1994 and a year later was inducted into the Pennsylvania Sport Hall of Fame. He was awarded a Bachelor of Science degree in Education by East Stroudsburg University in 1991. In 2005 he was awarded a Master of Arts in Professional Studies from Thomas Edison College. Mark Duda is currently the Dean of Students and Head Football Coach for the Lackawanna Falcons.
|Title:||Asst. Head Coach/Pass Game Coordinator, Wide Receivers/ Head Strength and Conditioning Coach|
|College:||University of Scranton '76|
Has been associated with Lackawanna College's football staff since the college made its debut in the sport in 1993. He is the Passing Game coordinator and the Wide Reciever and Tight End coach. Was assistant football coach and football strength coach three years at Carbondale Sacred Heart High School and strength coach one year at Bishop O'Hara High School, formerly Dunmore Central Catholic, and assistant wrestling coach for two years. A 1972 graduate of Dunmore Central Catholic, where he participated in wrestling. He also participated in wrestling at Keystone College and the University of Scranton, from where he graduated in 1976 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Services. Grande holds a Master's degrees from the University of Scranton in Rehab Counseling and Human Resources Administration. He is a certified strength and conditioning specialist and a member of the National Strength & Conditioning Association. A resident of Old Forge, PA, he is employed as executive case manager by Intragraded Services of Wilkes-Barre, PA.
|Title:||Defensive Coordinator, Linebackers / Recruiting Coordinator|
|College:||Juniata College '07|
Bill Reiss has been involved with Lackawanna College Football since 2009 as the Linebacker Coach. Before coming to Lackawanna College Reiss was the Defensive Line and Strength Conditioning Coach at Hargrave Military Academy in Chatham, Virginia. Reiss attended Meyers High School in Wilkes Barre, PA. He then played 2 years of football at Lackawanna College and 2 years at Juniata College. Reiss recieved his Associates Degree in Sports Management from Lackawanna College and his Bachelors degree from Juniata College in Business Administration. Bill is currently the Administrative Assistant to the Dean of Students as well as the Special Teams Coordinator, Recuiting Coordinator and Linebacker Coach.
|Title:||Asst. Football Coach, Quarterbacks|
Will be entering his eighth season as the falcon’s QB coach. A QB at the University of Delaware, he had tryouts with several N.F.L. and C.F.L. teams after college. After six seasons of semi-pro football he began his successful 20 plus year coaching career, first as an assistant and later a head coach in the high school ranks. In 2004 he was inducted in the Northeast Pa. Hall of Fame. He is the owner of Regal Room Catering, Olyphant.
|Title:||Run Game Coordinator, Running Backs|
Josh Pardini has been associated with Lackawanna Football since 2009. Prior to his arrival at Lackawanna, Josh was the Offensive Coordinator and Backfield Coach at Greater Nanticoke Area High School. While at Lackawanna, Josh has coached Defensive Backs, Running Backs, Tight Ends, and is now the Offensive Run Game Coordinator. He is native of West Pittston, PA, and a graduate of Wyoming Area High School, Josh is currently pursuing a degree in Movement and Exercise Science from Marywood University; and is a graduate of Luzerne County Community College.
John Jenkins has been involved with the Lackawanna Falcons football program since 2006 under the position of video coordinator. Jenkins attended Penn College where he recieved his Associates Degree in Applied Science and Electronic Technology.
|Title:||Equipment Manager/Asst. Coach, Tightends|
Bernie Ambrosavage has been associated with Lackawanna Football since 2010. A native of Harding, PA and graduate of Wyoming Area High School, Bernie has coached the Tight Ends since coming to Lackawanna. During this time, Bernie has also served as Lackawanna College's Equipment Manager. He is currently pursuing a Bachelor's Degree from Penn State University.
|Title:||Asst. Football Coach, Defensive Backs|
Greg Arcuri starts his first season on the Lackawanna College football staff serving as the defensive backs coach. Greg has over 10 years of high school coaching experience including 5 years at Westbrook High School in Maine where he was the Defensive Coordinator for 2 seasons. He has spent the last 5 years coaching locally at Valley View and Abington Heights high schools. While at Abington, Greg was part of a staff that helped guide the team to three district championship games and two state play-off appearances in 4 years. As a native of Scranton, Greg attended West Scranton High School where he was a 3 sport varsity letterman and All-Scholastic defensive back for the Invader football team. He attended Muhlenberg College and lettered as a defensive back for 2 seasons with the Mules. Greg earned his BS in Biology and is a certified secondary education teacher. He currently works as a Lab Analyst for Sanofi Pasteur in Swiftwater, Pennsylvania
Lou Cella has been associated with Lackawanna Football since 2006. He is a graduate of Old Forge High School, where he starred as a two-way Offensive Lineman and played in the 1996 Dream Game. Lou has coached football for the last 17 seasons, at both the high school and college level. Currently, Lou is pursuing a Doctorate in Performance Psychology from the University of the Rockies. Lou has a Bachelor's Degree from East Stroudsburg University and a Master's Degree from Mansfield University. He is the owner of Nico Giavanna Enterprises, LLC and Flexbone Association, LLC.