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  Kurt Van Valkenburgh
Kurt Van Valkenburgh
Player Profile
Assistant Head Coach

Coaching Experience:
Has 25 years of experience.

Coaching Experience
1998-Florida Atlantic University
1996-Purdue University (Defensive Secondary Coach)
1995-University of Oklahoma (Defensive Coordinator)
1992-94-University of Louisville
1986-92-University of Maryland 1982-85-Vanderbilt University (Defensive Coordinator)
1977-81-Colgate University (Defensive Coordinator)
1975-77-Union College (Defensive Coordinator/Defensive Secondary)
1974-SUNY Albany
1972-74-Mohawk High School, Mohawk, NY (Assistant Coach)

Bowl Games as a Coach/Player
1994-Liberty Bowl (Louisville)
1991-Freedom Bowl (Maryland)
1984-Hall of Fame Bowl (Vanderbilt)

Coaching Accomplishments
Joined Florida Atlantic’s staff in the Fall 1999.

-At Oklahoma his defense ended the season ranked 9th against the rush and 15th overall.
-At Purdue his defense established three defensive school records in the secondary...improved from 11th ranked pass defense in the Big-10 to the top-five...coached the no. 2 and no. 3 ranked players in interceptions in the conference...a defensive back set school record for passes broken up.
-At Louisville helped guide the team to a national ranking while playing one of the most difficult schedules in the country...defeated Michigan State in the Liberty Bowl.
-At Maryland three of his linebackers were drafted in the NFL...linebackers led the team in sacks for the first time in school history while leading the team in sacks for two consecutive seasons.
-At Vanderbilt helped guide the team to its last bowl game, the Hall of Fame Bowl...had one player, Leonard Coleman, selected in the first round of the NFL draft...nominated for the Southeastern Conference Assistant Coach of the Year.
-At Colgate, led team to 10-1 record, the most victories in the school’s history...Paul Lawler led the nation in interceptions.
-At SUNY Albany, the team finished undefeated.

Playing Career
Played three seasons as the starting linebacker at Springfield College (Springfield, MA)

Prominent Players Coached
Colgate, Paul Lawler, Led the nation in interceptions, drafted by the Buffalo Bills.
Vanderbilt, Leonard Coleman, First round draft pick by the Indianapolis Colts
Maryland, Sean Scott, Drafted by the Dallas Cowboys; O’Brien Alston, Drafted by the Indianapolis Colts; Jack Bradford, Drafted by the Washington Redskins
Louisville, Sam Madison, Drafted by the Miami Dolphins; Rico Clark, Drafted by the Indianapolis Colts; Tyrus McCloud, Drafted by the Baltimore Ravens
Oklahoma, Tyrone Peterson, Drafted by the Baltimore Ravens

NFL Players (round drafted)
DB - Paul Lawler (5th) Buffalo Bills
DB - Leonard Coleman (1st) Indianapolis Colts
LB - Sean Scott (7th) Dallas Cowboys
LB - O’Brien Alston (4th) Indianapolis Colts
LB - Jack Bradford (5th) Washington Redskins
DB - Sam Madison (3rd) Miami Dolphins
DB - Rico Clark (4th) Indianapolis Colts
LB - Tyrus McCloud (3rd) Baltimore Ravens
LB - Tyrone Peters (4th) Baltimore Ravens

Personal Information
Birthdate: April 13, 1949
Hometown: Schenectady, NY
Education: 1975 - MS in Education SUNY Albany, 1971 - BS in Physical Education, Springfield College
Marital Status: Wife Marilyn
Children: Heather (27), Brock (25), Melissa (21).

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