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Football Coaching Staff
Eric Mele
Special Teams Coordinator
Coach Info:
Position: Special Teams Coordinator
Alma Mater: William Paterson, 2002
Experience: 1st Year

Eric Mele was promoted to special teams coach in February, 2015 after serving in the same role on an interim basis the final two months of the 2014 season. Mele spent the previous two and a half seasons in an offensive quality control position, working with film breakdown and assisting with the development of quarterbacks.

Prior to Washington State, Mele spent five seasons as the special teams coordinator/running backs coach at Wingate University.

Prior to his time at Wingate, Mele spent the 2006 season as the wide receivers coach/passing game coordinator at Saint Peter’s College (N.J.), the 2005 season as the co-defensive coordinator at Marist High School (N.J.) and two seasons as the special teams coordinator/defensive backs coach at William Paterson University (N.J.).

Mele was a three-year starter at strong safety and outside linebacker at William Paterson where he earned his bachleor’s degree in sociology and criminal justice in 2002. He earned his master’s degree in sports management from the American Military University in 2007.

Mele and his wife, Melissa, have four daughters, Samantha, Jordan, Taylor and Madison.