Lackawanna College churns out OL 

May, 2, 2013
SCRANTON, Pa. -- Mark Duda behaves like a man who knows every cog and every moving part in his college. He stands alongside visitors on the sideline and doesn't break eye contact when he senses a drill is over and it's time to blow the whistle.

He greets a never-ending stream of college coaches but can still tell from his peripheral vision when one of his players isn't giving 100 percent. He's the head football coach and the Dean of Students. Operating on two planes has become second nature to the do-everything coach at Lackawanna College, a junior college that started up a football team in 1993 -- 99 years after the school first opened its doors.

In the program’s 20 years, it has become one of the top destinations for offensive linemen in the Northeast. Duda has helped send more than 100 football players to Division I, and he estimates about 30 of those are the big guys up front.

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