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Staff Complete with Promotion of Nagle, Hiring of Antonioni

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By Gil Talbot
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HANOVER, N.H. — Dartmouth’s Robert L. Blackman Head Football Coach Buddy Teevens today announced the promotion of Kiely Nagle to the running backs coach and the hiring of Derek Antonioni as the football program’s video coordinator, both of whom began their new roles last month. Nagle previously served as the Big Green video coordinator during the 2012-13 school year and replaced the former associate head coach Chris Wilkerson who took the head coaching job at the University of Chicago this summer.

A Massachusetts native, Nagle came to Dartmouth after earning his master’s degree in business administration from Wagner while a member of the Seahawk coaching staff. Nagle acted in numerous capacities at Wagner, coaching the tight ends initially before acting as the defensive line coach during the 2010 and ’11 seasons. He served as the academic coordinator for a season, then took over the video duties in 2011.

A 2009 graduate of Marist College with a degree in business administration, Nagle was a four-year member of the Red Foxes football team. Upon graduating, he began his coaching career at Western New England University as the offensive line coach in 2009 for the Golden Bear squad that set a then-school record with six victories. He also served as the offensive coordinator for the junior varsity squad.

“Kiely was a very hard-working addition to our staff last year and earned this position with his diligence, organization and attention to detail,” Teevens stated. “He had experience coaching offense, so rather than open the search late in the summer, we felt in-house he would give us the greatest opportunity for success. He has surpassed my expectations thus far and been very well-received by the running backs.”

Antonioni, a New England native, comes to Hanover after serving two seasons as the running backs coach and assisting with special teams at Colby College. One of his running backs averaged four yards per carry while a freshman picked up 5.5 yards. He also had recruiting responsibilities and aided student-athletes in academic and personal goals meetings.

But Antonioni, a 2011 graduate of Plymouth State University with a degree in health and physical education, also served another role for the Mules by filling the role of assistant video coordinator, which led to his hiring at Dartmouth. He was responsible for cutting the highlights for each game and creating the end-of-year highlight video.

“Derek is a local guy and his connection with the area has been a plus for us,” said Teevens. “Having served as the running backs coach at Colby, he and Kiely have compared notes on coaching as well as video. The support they give to each other in their new roles has been terrific.”

Dartmouth opens the 2013 season on the road at Butler on Sept. 21 with kickoff set for 6 p.m.