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Football Coaching Staff
Chris Sprague
Offensive Line Coach

Sprague joined the Delaware State University staff as offensive line coach/run game coordinator in February 2015.

During the 2016 season, the Hornets were sixth in the MEAC in rushing at 128.7 yards per game, the team's best league finish in eight years. DSU's 2016 per-game rushing average was also its best since the 2008 season.

Also last season, Delaware State freshman Mike Waters was third in the
MEAC in rushing (74.5 ypg), while Brycen Alleyne was fifth at 57.5 yards per contest.

Before coming to DSU, he served 17 years as an assistant coach at Lock Haven University.

While at Lock Haven, Sprague coached at various times, the offensive line, defensive line and linebackers. .

In 2013, Sprague's offensive line paved the way for All-PSAC running back Brandon Brader, who rushed for 877 yards and five touchdowns. That season, the Bald Eagles averaged 282.1 total yards per game and scored 24 touchdowns, both are the most since '04. LHU averaged 105.8 yards per game on the ground and 176.3 in the air that year.

Highlighting the 2013 postseason accolades for Sprague was Anthony Herko, who became a three-time All-PSAC offensive lineman (2011, '12 & '13).

Sprague's experience and knowledge of the game has helped numerous student-athletes garner All-PSAC Team selections such as Matt Hendricks and John Gerst (1997), Matt Hendricks and Albert Jones (1998), Basim Grant and Eric Turbolski (1999), Jason Popp (2002), Jarrod Hendricks (2004), Jeff Eaton and Brad Sones (2005), and Nick Gounaris (2010).

Prior to joining Lock Haven University, Sprague served as a defensive quality control/administrative assistant at Penn State from 1994-1996. Sprague worked with the defensive line and special teams, while Penn State
participated in three bowl games: the Rose Bowl (1994), the Outback Bowl (1995) and the Fiesta Bowl (1996).

Sprague's coaching career began at James Madison University in 1990 as an assistant working with the offensive line for three seasons. During the 1991 season, James Madison University made it to the quarterfinal round of the NCAA Division I AA playoffs. Sprague received his Masters of Science in higher education in 1992 while at JMU.

Sprague is a 1990 graduate of Ithaca College with a Bachelor's Degree in physical education. While at Ithaca, he was a three-year starter at offensive tackle for the Bombers. His was a member of Ithaca's 1988 NCAA Division III National Championship squad as well as the 1985 NCAA Division III national runner-up team.

 

 

 

 

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Position: Offensive Line Coach
Alma Mater: Ithaca
Graduating Year: 1990
Experience: 2 Years
Phone: 302-857-7678
Email: csprague@desu.edu
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