Coastal hires NFL veteran Colman as linebackers coach

Coastal Carolina head football coach Joe Moglia named Doug Colman the Chanticleers’ linebackers coach, a position he held for the past two seasons at Tulane University.

“I have first-hand knowledge of the positive impact Doug can make on student-athletes,” Moglia said. “His pedigree is impressive and he has helped take his teams to the highest level at almost every stop in his career.

“He played for Hall of Fame coach Tom Osborne and helped Nebraska win two national championships as a starting linebacker. He went on the have a five-year career in the NFL and play in a Super Bowl. As a coach, success has continued to follow him. I look forward to the experience and knowledge Doug will share with our team.”

 Under Colman’s tutelage, linebacker Trent Mackey was a two-time All-Conference USA selection, earning the Green Wave’s only first team selection to the all-league team in 2011. Mackey was one of the nation’s most productive players of the past two seasons. He logged 145 tackles (96 solo/49 assists) in 12 games in 2011, including 14 tackles for losses, and ranked fourth nationally with 12.08 stops per game. The previous season, Mackey led the team in tackles; ranking 17th in the nation with an average of 10.88 tackles per game, and was voted the Louisiana Football Newcomer of the Year.

Prior to Tulane, Colman spent two seasons at his alma mater, Nebraska, as the defensive quality coach and was a part of back-to-back Big 12 North Championships in 2008 (co-champions) and 2009, and also participated in the 2008 Gator Bowl and 2009 Holiday Bowl.

Before Nebraska, Colman was an assistant coach for linebackers and special teams for the Amsterdam Admirals in NFL-Europa during the 2007 campaign.

From 2003-07, Colman was the head football coach and physical education teacher for Absegami High School in Galloway, N.J. During his time there, he led the team to a 40-14 overall record and to three straight conference championships (2004, 2005, 2006), the school’s only conference titles, four consecutive New Jersey state playoff appearances (2003, 2004, 2005, 2006) and to the 2006 state championship in the New Jersey South Group IV, the school’s only state title. The team also finished as the 2005 state finalist.

Colman was recognized for his team’s success by being named the 2004 and 2005 Cape Atlantic League Conference Coach of the Year, the 2004 National Football Foundation-New Jersey Chapter Coach of the Year and the 2003 Press All-Area Coach of the Year. One of the highlights of his prep coaching career came in 2006 when he served as the head coach for the Adam Taliaferro New Jersey All-Star game.

Colman began his coaching career in the prep game in 2001 at his high school alma mater, Ocean City (N.J.) High School, where he was the freshman football coach and coordinated the defense and special teams. Following a one-year stint at Ocean City HS, he spent the 2002 campaign as the assistant football coach and physical education teacher at Oakcrest High School in Mays Landing, N.J. He was the coordinator for both the defense and specials teams at OHS.

Colman played collegiately at the University of Nebraska from 1991-95 and was a part of five Big 8 Conference championships, back-to-back national titles in 1994 and 1995. Nebraska finished 25-0 during his final two seasons and went 23-0-1 in league play during his four-year career.  In each of his four years, Nebraska played for the national championship, facing Miami (Fla.) in the 1992 Orange Bowl, Florida State in the 1994 Orange Bowl, Miami (Fla.) in the 1995 Orange Bowl and Florida in the 1996 Fiesta Bowl.

Following his collegiate career, Colman was drafted in the sixth round (171st overall pick) of the 1996 NFL Draft by the New York Giants. He played five seasons in the NFL (1996-2000), playing a total of 64 games for the Giants, Tennessee Titans (including Super Bowl XXXIV) and Cleveland Browns.

During his rookie season with the Giants in 1996, he was voted the “Special Teams Player of the Year” after leading the special teams in tackles. He received the same award in 1997 and 1998 and helped lead New York to the NFC East title.

Colman played with the 1999 AFC Champion Tennessee Titans, facing the St. Louis Rams in Super Bowl XXXIV. En route to the Super Bowl, Colman was on the field for the “Music City Miracle” against the Buffalo Bills and was awarded a game ball for that contest.

Following the 1999 campaign, he signed with the Oakland Raiders before making the Cleveland Browns’ roster for the 2000 season. He also was with the New York Jets organization in 2001.

Colman starred at Ocean City High School where he is a member of the hall of fame. As a senior, he was named “South Jersey Defensive Player of the Year” at linebacker and he also gained more than 1,000 yards as fullback.

A native of Ventnor, N.J., Colman received his bachelor’s degree in physical education from Nebraska in 2001. Colman and his wife, Colleen, have one son: Matthew Douglass (1) and two daughters: Logan (8) and Sarah (6).

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