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In his first eight years on the Bison sideline, Joe Susan has certainly impacted the culture of the program. He and his staff strive to recruit strong citizens to Bucknell and work to develop them into even better people by the time they graduate. His staff and players work to emulate the primary philosophy of the program in being selfless, accountable and mentally tough.   FULL BIO
Joe Susan
 
Matt Borich
Assistant Head Coach (Defensive Coordinator/DL)
A standout defensive lineman and linebacker at Bucknell from 1997 to 2000, Matt Borich enters his ninth year coaching the defensive line at his alma mater in 2018. Prior to 2012 spring practice, Borich added duties as the defensive run game coordinator. He was elevated to defensive coordinator in the summer of 2013, and added responsibilities as assistant head coach just prior to 2014 spring practice.   FULL BIO
Bobby Acosta
Assistant Coach (Offensive Coordinator/QB)
Bobby Acosta joined the Bucknell coaching staff just prior to 2017 spring practice. The veteran coach serves as the team's offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach.   FULL BIO
Jake Flaherty
Assistant Coach (Asst. Recruiting Coordinator/RB)
Jake Flaherty, a 2014 Bucknell graduate and former wide receiver, returned to his alma mater as an assistant coach in the summer of 2017. Flaherty will work with the running backs while also serving as the assistant recruiting coordinator.   FULL BIO
David Galante
Assistant Coach (OL)
David Galante was added to the Bucknell staff as an assistant coach in March 2018. Galante, who was an offensive line coach at Rutgers for the past two seasons, will work with the Bison offensive line.   FULL BIO
Steven King
Assistant Coach (WR/Special Teams Coordinator)
Former Nevada graduate assistant Steven King joined the Bison staff just prior to 2016 spring practice. King, who works closely with the Bison wide receivers, recently spent two years with the Wolf Pack, first as an offensive graduate assistant working with the wide receivers and most recently as a defensive graduate assistant working with the nickel position. King will take on the added duties of special teams coordinator starting in 2017.   FULL BIO
Mike Weick
Assistant Coach (Recruiting Coordinator/LB)
Mike Weick joined the Bucknell staff as linebackers coach in the spring of 2017. Weick spent the previous five years at Salve Regina, including the last two as defensive coordinator and linebackers coach.   FULL BIO
Eric Wicks
Assistant Coach (Def. Secondary/Safeties)
Eric Wicks, an All-Big East performer at West Virginia from 2004 to 2007, joined the Bison coaching staff in the spring of 2013. He spent the previous three seasons as a graduate assistant at Pittsburgh. After coaching the Bucknell cornerbacks during his first four seasons, he began to oversee the entire defensive secondary with a focus on the safeties in 2017.   FULL BIO
Matt Butterfield
Volunteer Assistant Coach
Matt Butterfield joined the Bucknell staff as a volunteer assistant coach in March 2018. Butterfield, who has worked for six FBS programs since 2007, will mentor the Bison tight ends and fullbacks.   FULL BIO
Cinjun Erskine
Student Assistant Coach
Cinjun Erskine became a student assistant coach on the Bucknell football staff in 2017. The rising senior is primarily tasked with assisting in video breakdown, data analysis and scout team preparation.   FULL BIO
Frank DeNick
Administrative Coordinator
Former Bison football player Frank DeNick joined Joe Susan's staff as administrative coordinator in February 2018.   FULL BIO
John Field
Strength & Conditioning Coordinator
John Field, a 1999 graduate of Texas Lutheran, is in his ninth year as the football strength and conditioning coach at Bucknell. During the 2009 season he performed duties as a defensive assistant coach as well.   FULL BIO
Liel Karstetter
Equipment Manager
Liel Karstetter was named Bucknell's football equipment manager just prior to the 2010 season opener at Duquesne and he is in seventh year as part of the Bison staff.   FULL BIO
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