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Waddle Named Pioneer Football Coach

There's a new man at the top of the Marietta College football program.

Andrew Waddle was named today as the Pioneers new head football coach by Athletic Directer Larry Hiser.

He replaces Jeff Filkovski who stepped down at the end of the season after a 5 year run.

Wattle is a Wittenberg University graduated and has 10 years experience as an assistant coach in the college football ranks.

Waddle comes to Marietta after spending the last eight seasons at Wittenberg. He joined the Tiger staff in 2005 as the defensive secondary coach and was promoted to defensive coordinator a year later.

Wittenberg won four North Coast Athletic Conference championships and made four NCAA playoff appearances in the seven seasons Waddle ran the defense. This past fall, the Tigers came from behind to defeat Heidelberg University in the first round of the NCAA playoffs.

Waddle’s 2009 Wittenberg defense led all divisions of the NCAA in total defense and scoring defense. The Tigers allowed opponents just 189.9 yards and 8.85 points per game as Wittenberg tied the school record for wins with 12.

Waddle began his coaching career in 2003 at Mansfield University (Pa.) as the defensive backs coach. The NCAA Division II Mountaineers went 8-3, a six-game improvement over the previous season, and recorded the first winning season in nearly 30 years.


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