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DAMIAN MINCEY


Position: Running Backs Coach - 2nd season
Alma Mater: New Haven
Graduating Year: 2002
Prievous Colleges: Pace, UMass


Damian Mincey enters his second season as the University at Albany football program's running backs coach.


In 2018, he coached Elijah Ibitokun-Hanks and Karl Mofor, who combined to rush for nine touchdowns and more than 1,300 yards.


Mincey came to the Great Danes from Pace University, where had served as defensive coordinator since 2015.


Before joining the Pace staff, Mince worked as the first football coach for the Capital Region Education Council School District in Hartford, Conn. He also was a defensive coordinator for East Coast Prep in Great Barrington, Mass., for the 2013 season and at East Catholic High School in Manchester, Conn., in 2012.


From 2006-2011, Mincey was on the University of Massachusetts football staff, working as assistant linebackers coach (2006-07), linebackers coach (2008-2010) and tight ends coach (2011). He also assisted with coaching special teams.


Mincey earned a Bachelor of Scienece degree from the University of New Haven in 2002. He was a three-year starter for the Chargers, playing two seasons on the offensive line and one on the defensive line.





WILL FIACCHI


Position: Recruiting Coordinator/Wide Receivers Coach - third season
Hometown: Marcellus, N.Y.
High School: Marcellus
Alma Mater: Albany
Graduating Year: 2014
Prievous College: St. John Fisher


Will Fiacchi, a three-year team captain and former academic All-American, enters his third season on his alma mater's coaching staff in 2019. Fiacchi serves as the University at Albany's wide receivers coach and recruiting coordinator.


Fiacchi had come back to the Great Danes as an offensive assistant in 2017 after being a quarterbacks coach and video coordinator at St. John Fisher College in Rochester, N.Y.


A 2014 graduate of UAlbany, Fiacchi still ranks as the program's all-time leading passer with 7,150 career yards. He holds team records for most pass completions in a game (28), season (207) and career (602). He made 35 consecutive starts at quarterback.