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Football Coaching Staff
Andrew Aurich
Special Teams Coordinator & Tight Ends
• coached Dré Nelson, who broke the all-time kick return record (and scored 3 TD returns)
• coached 10 All-Ivy League honorees, including 2011 Ivy League Rookie of the Year
• has coached eight All-Ivy honorees in the last two years
• served as RB coach when Chuck Dibilio '16 became 1st true freshman to rush for 1,000 yds
• spent time in the NFL on staff of Tampa Bay Buccaneers
• former offensive lineman at Princeton; led 2005 Tigers to 7-3 record, second-place finish

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Andrew Aurich '06, a former two-year starter on the Princeton offensive line, has returned to his alma mater and serves as both the special teams coordinator and the tight ends coach. His first year in that position saw Princeton produce the a record-setting Ivy League championship, while his first stint on the staff saw one of the most dominant rushing performances in Ivy history.

Over the last two seasons, Princeton put three special teams players on the All-Ivy League team both times. Placekicker Nolan Bieck went 25-29 in field goals, including six makes from over 40 yards, to earn first-team honors both years, while kick returner Dré Nelson, who led the Ivy League with two kick returns for touchdowns, finished on the second team (2014) and earned honorable mention (2015). Punter Tyler Roth earned honorable mention both times.

Despite being picked to finish fifth in the league, the 2013 Princeton squad broke the Ivy League total offense and scoring records and won the title with an 8-2 record. Along the way, senior tight end Des Smith, who made several key touchdown catches throughout the season, earned his first All-Ivy honors.

Aurich also coaches the Princeton tight ends and has coach Scott Carpenter to All-Ivy honorable mention in each of the last two seasons. Last year, Carpenter caught 24 passes for 225 yards and a team-best three touchdowns.

Aurich served as running backs coach at Princeton during the 2011 season and helped Chuck Dibilio to a historic season. Dibilio became the first true freshman in the Ivy League to rush for more than 1,000 yards, and his season total of 1,068 yards was sixth-best in program history.

Aurich left after the season and joined Greg Schiano, his former boss at Rutgers, as a defensive coaching assistant with the NFL's Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the 2012 NFL season.

Aurich's coaching career began at Concordia Academy, where he was an assistant coach for the 2006 season. He moved to Albright College, where he coached tight ends and served as assistant recruiting coordinator for two years.

Aurich helped turn the program around during his playing days. After going through a 2-8 season his sophomore year, he moved to the starting lineup and led the Tigers to a 5-5 record in 2004 and a 7-3 record in 2005; the seven wins during his senior year was the most at Princeton for more than a decade.

Position: Special Teams Coordinator & Tight Ends