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Five new members join Syracuse football staff

The Syracuse football program has added five new staff members, Orange head coach Dino Babers announced on Friday, Feb. 23.

Tim McAuliffe has joined the program as a graduate assistant coach for offense. Travis Greene is the team’s new offensive quality control coach. John Gunter has signed on as a recruiting quality control assistant, while David Scorzelli and Sean Teter have come aboard as assistant strength and conditioning coaches.

McAuliffe and Greene are very familiar with the Orange system, having played together for Babers at Bowling Green.

 

Tim McAuliffe – Graduate Assistant – Offense

A four-year starter and 2016 All-MAC selection, McAuliffe played two seasons for Babers at Bowling Green.

McAuliffe started 49 career games at center for the Falcons from 2014-17 and helped lead BGSU to two conference titles, three Mid-American Conference (MAC) championship game appearances and a victory in the 2014 Raycom Media Camellia Bowl.

In 2015, McAuliffe started 13 games and blocked for an offense that set school records for points scored (381) and offensive touchdowns (81). The Falcons finished the season 10-4 and captured the MAC title in Babers’ second year.

A native of Lemont, Ill., McAuliffe graduated with a bachelor’s degree in communication and minor in entrepreneurship sales from Bowling Green. He is pursuing a master’s degree in instructional design, development and evaluation at Syracuse.

 

Travis Greene – Quality Control – Offense

Greene is the all-time leading rusher for Bowling Green. He was a teammate of McAuliffe’s and played the 2014 and 2015 seasons for Babers.

Overall, Greene spent four seasons (2012-15) as a running back for the Falcons. He rushed for a school-record 3,852 yards, including 1,299 yards and 15 touchdowns as a senior captain in 2015, to help BGSU capture the Mid-American Conference (MAC) title in its second year under Babers. Greene previously set the Bowling Green single-season rushing record with 1,594 yards in 2013.

A two-time All-MAC selection, Greene helped the Falcons to two conference titles, three MAC championship game appearances and a victory in the 2014 Raycom Media Camellia Bowl. He was voted MVP of the 2015 MAC Championship Game after running for a career-high 183 yards and two touchdowns against Northern Illinois.

Greene signed as an undrafted free agent with the Washington Redskins in May 2016. He was also briefly a member of the CFL’s Ottawa Redblacks.

Greene received his bachelor’s degree in liberal arts from Bowling Green in 2015. His brother, Trent, is a defensive graduate assistant for the Orange.      

 

John Gunter – Quality Control – Recruiting

Gunter joined the Orange recruiting staff in August 2017 as a senior intern before being elevated to the position of recruiting quality assistant. He assists Director of Recruiting Operations Asil Mulbah in attracting the best possible talent to Syracuse University.

As an undergraduate student, Gunter was manager for the Coastal Carolina football program. In that role, he aided in identifying skilled, academically-qualified student-athletes for the Chanticleers. His duties included assisting in the preparation and execution of official and unofficial visits, organizing recruiting databases and assisting with the program’s social media efforts.

A native of Warwick R.I., Gunter graduated from Coastal Carolina in 2017 with a bachelor’s degree in exercise and sport science.

 

David Scorzelli – Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach

Scorzelli has been a member of the Syracuse football strength and conditioning staff since 2016. Before his promotion to assistant strength and conditioning coach, he worked as an intern for two seasons.

In 2015, Scorzelli served as a speed/strength and conditioning intern for Coastal Carolina University. He worked with Chanticleer football, men’s basketball and volleyball student-athletes, educating them on appropriate training and exercise techniques and assisting them with recovery modalities.

A Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), Scorzelli graduated from Harding University with a bachelor’s degree in exercise and sports sciences.

 

Sean Teter – Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach

Teter comes to Syracuse after serving as the head strength and conditioning coordinator at Central Missouri for the past six years.

At Central Missouri, Teter was responsible for implementing the strength and conditioning programs for all 17 of the Mules intercollegiate athletic programs, and directly supervised football, men’s and women’s basketball, baseball, softball, men’s and women’s golf, wrestling and bowling.

Teter worked with two national championship teams during his stint in Warrensburg, as the Mules men’s basketball team captured the NCAA Division II title in 2014 and the Jennies women’s soccer team won it all in 2017.

Teter joined the Central Missouri staff in December of 2010 as a graduate assistant in strength and conditioning before leading the department.

Prior to working at Central Missouri, Teter was a strength and conditioning intern at MidAmerica Nazarene University in Olathe, Kan.

A two-year football letterman at Butler Community College, Teter transferred to the University of Kansas and earned a bachelor’s degree in sports science from the school in 2010. He graduated from Central Missouri with a master’s degree in physical education, exercise and sports science in 2016.

Teter is SCCC certified through the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association (CSCCa) and holds a USA Weightlifting Level 1 Sports Performance certification.

 

 

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