The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

College Sports

January 26, 2012

College football: Lydic joins Huskies' coaching staff

BLOOMSBURG -- Jack Lydic is going back to Bloomsburg University.

Bloomsburg's athletic department has announced several changes to its football coaching staff for the 2012 season.

Named as the quarterbacks and receivers coach is former Huskies standout quarterback and Selinsgrove High grad Lydic after having served as the quarterbacks coach at Susquehanna and as the offensive coordinator for the new program at Misericordia.

In addition some current assistant coaches have had some change in their assignments. Defensive secondary coach Chet Henicle will assume the role of recruiting coordinator, while Brian McBryan, who had been the assistant offensive coordinator and offensive line coach, has been named the offensive coordinator and will stay.

Lydic graduated in 2005 (and 2006 with a master's degree) and was a three-year starter for Bloomsburg. During his career the Huskies won four Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Eastern Division championships.

As a senior team captain in 2005, Lydic led the Huskies to an undefeated regular season and a Division II playoffs appearance. He earned second-team all-PSAC honors in 2004 and 2005. He is currently ranked fourth on the all-time passing yards list at Bloomsburg with 5,186 yards and is ninth in career touchdown passes with 31.

Following his playing days at Bloomsburg he went on to play quarterback for the Hamburg Blue Devils of the German Football League and Budapest Cowboys of the Central European Football League and was a member of the offensive coaching staffs for both teams. He led the GFL with 31 touchdown passes while throwing for more than 2,700 yards in 2007.

In 2008 Lydic was named the quarterbacks coach at Susquehanna University where he helped the Crusaders to a conference championship in 2009 and was part of the Liberty League Coaching Staff of the Year.

In 2011 he was named as the offensive coordinator at Misericordia University which will play its first-ever game this September.

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