April 17, 2013

Oxy football adds SCIAC Championship and NCAA Division I experience to staff

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By Michael Wells
Sports Information Director
 

LOS ANGELES — The Occidental College football staff is in place.

On Wednesday, first-year head coach Doug Semones announced the addition of offensive coordinatorBrian Smith, as well as quarterbacks coach Darnell Arceneaux, and offensive assistants Don Nelsonand Richard Brown.

Both Smith and Arceneaux played for Semones and are students of the run-and-shoot offense made famous by June Jones at Hawaii. Semones says their knowledge of the offense's up-tempo style fits Oxy's talented skill position players nicely.

"The experience that these guys have in this style of offense will fit our strengths and personnel," said Semones, who will serve as the team's defensive coordinator.

Smith played center at Hawaii from 1998-2001 and won a Western Athletic Conference championship in 1999. After graduating he was an assistant at Oregon St. and the offensive line coach at Portland St. before returning to coach his alma mater as the offensive line coach for a year and the running backs for three years (2008-11). Last year he was the offensive line coach at Cal Lutheran, helping the Kingsmen to a SCIAC championship and the second-best scoring offense in NCAA Division III. Three of Smith's offensive lineman were named All-SCIAC and one earned All-Region honors.

Smith's specialty as an offensive line guru will help an Oxy front line that has been thin in depth and stature in the past couple of seasons.

"I liked the fact that the offensive coordinator would be an offensive lineman," Semones said. "He's a bright offensive mind who's ready for the opportunity to call plays and be a coordinator."

Arceneaux, a decorated former quarterback who played in the Arena League for the Hawaiian Islanders when Semones was the defensive coordinator from 2001-03, will coach returning All-SCIAC selection Tommy Edwards (Sherman Oaks) and the rest of Oxy's quarterbacks. Arceneaux played for Utah from 1996-2000 where he was 11-2 as the starting quarterback. In 1999 he led the Utes to a win over Fresno St. in the Las Vegas Bowl.

"He understands the demands of a college quarterback so he'll relate real well to Tommy. "He's coached (the run-and-shoot), he's been a head high school coach and he understands what it takes to be successful."

Smith and Arceneaux will guide a solid returning offensive core that includes wide receiver Samuel Stekol (Manhattan Beach), offensive lineman Dalton Spinas (Atascadero) and running backs Austin Cheadle (Portland, Ore.), Kwame Do (San Marino) and Casey Dudley (Sacramento), along with Edwards.

"I've always had great relationship with offensive line coaches. I appreciate what they do in the running game and in pass protection," Edwards said of Smith. "Coach Arceneaux played college ball at a great school, he was a great coach in Hawaii and we're excited about our entire staff."

Nelson will work with the running backs and Brown will coach the receivers. Both played their respective coaching positions at a high level. Brown was a receiver for the Kansas City Brigade, the Texas Copperheads and the Iowa Barnstormers in the Arena Football League from 2007-2009 and Nelson played running back, full back and tight end at NAIA Division I Tabor College.

"They are young and energetic guys that have played at a high level," Semones said. "They bring experience and energy to the program."

Justin Luthey returns for his second season as Oxy's director of football operations, as well as recruiting coordinator and defensive line coach.

Kevin May, a standout defensive back and former team captain at Oxy from 2008-11, returns for his second season, specializing in linebackers and the team's strength and conditioning program. With Semones as the team's defensive coordinator on the field, May will be on the other end of the head set as the main defensive communication from the booth.

Rob Hartenfels returns for his second season as well, this year as the team's defensive backs coach and video coordinator.

Matt Anderson, a former two-sport star at Oxy in football and baseball, also will stay on as a strength and conditioning coach.

2013 Schedule

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at Johns Hopkins 37, Gettysburg 14
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Hobart 35, at RPI 3
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Massachusetts Maritime 46, at Mass-Dartmouth 41
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Maine Maritime 62, at Nichols 43
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at Alfred 14, Frostburg State 3
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at Ithaca 32, Salisbury 7
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Framingham State 38, at Plymouth State 0
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Morrisville State 47, at Southern Virginia 23
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at Wesleyan 35, Bowdoin 0
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Middlebury 27, at Trinity (Conn.) 7
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St. John Fisher 61, at Alfred State 0
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at Bates 34, Colby 28
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at Amherst 30, Tufts 3
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Wesley 75, at Virginia-Lynchburg 12
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Husson 47, at Castleton State 26
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Williams 21, at Hamilton 14
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at Stevenson 57, FDU-Florham 0
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DePauw 59, at Allegheny 7
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at Franklin and Marshall 42, Moravian 12
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at Olivet 30, Kalamazoo 14
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at Trine 51, Albion 45
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Mount Ida 10, at Gallaudet 6
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Cortland State 21, at Kean 14
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Wisconsin Lutheran 17, at Adrian 7
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Hampden-Sydney 45, at Shenandoah 27
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at Emory and Henry 62, Catholic 28
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Hope 33, at Alma 7
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at St. Vincent 38, Carnegie Mellon 31
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Dickinson 33, at McDaniel 28
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Guilford 28, at Randolph-Macon 6
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Methodist 42, at N.C. Wesleyan 39
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at Ursinus 44, Susquehanna 14
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at St. Lawrence 21, Springfield 7
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at Delaware Valley 41, Misericordia 7
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at Wabash 70, Oberlin 10
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Hiram 35, at Ohio Wesleyan 28
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at Lebanon Valley 46, Wilkes 0
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at Muhlenberg 42, Juniata 13
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at Albright 30, King's 24
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William Paterson 21, at TCNJ 0
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at Millsaps 38, Sewanee 20
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Endicott 14, at Coast Guard 13
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at Mount Union 74, Wilmington 7
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at John Carroll 71, Capital 7
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at Franklin 41, Rose-Hulman 21
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at Thomas More 64, Grove City 7
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Widener 34, at Lycoming 17
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at Heidelberg 40, Marietta 20
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at Union 16, Rochester 14
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at Mount St. Joseph 63, Anderson 14
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at Bluffton 24, Manchester 16
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Otterbein 20, at Baldwin Wallace 9
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Utica 31, at Buffalo State 21
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Brockport State 17, at Hartwick 12
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at SUNY-Maritime 13, Becker 6
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at Bridgewater (Va.) 24, Washington and Lee 13
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at Washington and Jefferson 34, Case Western Reserve 24
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Bridgewater State 27, at Westfield State 23
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at Hendrix 38, Austin 28
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at Benedictine 44, Concordia-Chicago 11
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LaGrange 24, at Huntingdon 17
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at Lakeland 14, Aurora 0
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at Birmingham-Southern 23, Berry 17
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at Concordia (Wis.) 42, Rockford 14
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at UW-River Falls 20, UW-Eau Claire 10
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at St. John's 52, Carleton 3
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at Concordia-Moorhead 42, Hamline 7
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Augsburg 38, at St. Olaf 20
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at Illinois College 49, Lake Forest 6
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Loras 27, at Simpson 24
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Buena Vista 44, at Dubuque 39
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at St. Norbert 29, Beloit 14
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Carroll 48, at Ripon 14
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at Macalester 33, Lawrence 0
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Mary Hardin-Baylor 72, at Texas Lutheran 16
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Augustana 31, at Carthage 26
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Elmhurst 29, at Illinois Wesleyan 28
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at North Park 26, Millikin 7
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Central 45, at Coe 21
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at Wartburg 52, Luther 7
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at Monmouth 38, Cornell 21
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Martin Luther 13, at Minnesota-Morris 12
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Crown 17, at MacMurray 14
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at Greenville 52, Iowa Wesleyan 32
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at Westminster (Mo.) 24, Northwestern (Minn.) 13
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Grinnell 21, at Knox 18
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at UW-Whitewater 24, UW-Oshkosh 7
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at UW-Stevens Point 24, UW-La Crosse 17
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Concordia (Mich.) 62, at Maranatha Baptist 0
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at Bethel 35, St. Thomas 24
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at Centre 47, Rhodes 35
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Defiance 45, at Earlham 21
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at Chicago 44, Washington U. 23
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Norwich 28, at Anna Maria 20
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UW-Platteville 21, at UW-Stout 0
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Hardin-Simmons 51, at Howard Payne 20
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WPI 24, at Merchant Marine 23
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Linfield 59, at Lewis and Clark 7
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at Pacific Lutheran 56, Willamette 14
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Redlands 64, at La Verne 28
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at Whitworth 62, Puget Sound 30
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Pacific 36, at George Fox 0
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at MIT 35, Western New England 34
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Worcester State 52, at Western Connecticut 49
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at Louisiana College 52, East Texas Baptist 49
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Ferrum 26, at Averett 14
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Waynesburg 35, at Thiel 32
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at Ohio Northern 31, Muskingum 10
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at Denison 38, Wooster 24
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at Christopher Newport 45, Greensboro 31
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at Geneva 20, Bethany 14
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at St. Scholastica 59, Eureka 0
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at Wheaton (Ill.) 34, North Central (Ill.) 31
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Chapman 45, at Cal Lutheran 21
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at Occidental 21, Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 14
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at Pomona-Pitzer 24, Whittier 0
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at Wheaton (Ill.) 34, North Central (Ill.) 31
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Chapman 45, at Cal Lutheran 21
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at Washington and Jefferson 34, Case Western Reserve 24
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at Thomas More 64, Grove City 7
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at Mount Union 74, Wilmington 7
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at John Carroll 71, Capital 7
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Wesley 75, at Virginia-Lynchburg 12
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Hampden-Sydney 45, at Shenandoah 27
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at Wabash 70, Oberlin 10
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St. John Fisher 61, at Alfred State 0
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at Wittenberg 49, Kenyon 7
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at Delaware Valley 41, Misericordia 7
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UW-Platteville 21, at UW-Stout 0
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at Bethel 35, St. Thomas 24
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Hobart 35, at RPI 3
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at UW-Whitewater 24, UW-Oshkosh 7
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at Wartburg 52, Luther 7
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Mary Hardin-Baylor 72, at Texas Lutheran 16
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at Concordia-Moorhead 42, Hamline 7
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at UW-Stevens Point 24, UW-La Crosse 17
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at St. John's 52, Carleton 3
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Linfield 59, at Lewis and Clark 7
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at Johns Hopkins 37, Gettysburg 14
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