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Dan Puckhaber Named Acting Saints Football Coach

Written by Lauren Weeks

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The St. Lawrence University football team has announced that veteran Assistant Coach, Dan Puckhaber, will take over for the Saints this offseason. Coach Mark Raymond has accepted the head coaching position at Williams College starting in March. Raymond led the Saints to their first Liberty League title since 2010, which earned them an automatic bid to the NCAA Division III Playoffs.

Puckhaber has been the program’s offensive coordinator since 2011, and has guided the Saints offense to three consecutive winning seasons, as well as a return to the NCAA tournament this past fall following the 2015-2016 Liberty League Championship.

The Saints were ranked first in passing efficiency, passing yards, and completion percentage, along with nine other individual offensive categories in the Liberty League under Puckhaber. St. Lawrence quarterback Mike Lefflbine earned Liberty League co-Offensive Player of the Year honors in both 2014 and 2015.

Athletic director, Bob Durocher, told University Communications, “we wish Coach Raymond nothing but the best, and thank him very much for all his good service to the football program, the department and the University. We are confident that the level of recruiting we have enjoyed under coach Raymond will continue under the guidance of Dan and the rest of our staff.”

A national search for a new head coach will begin immediately as the Saints prepare for the upcoming fall season.

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