Gino Guidugli
Gino  Guidugli

Running Backs/Recruiting Coordinator

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Gino Guidugli is in his fourth season with Central Michigan as running backs coach and recruiting coordinator.

In 2015, Guidugli oversaw a year of transition at the running back position with the emergence of the likes of Martez Walker, Jahray Hayes and Romello Ross in an offense that ranked fifth in the Mid-American Conference at 401.7 yards per game and second in time of possession (32:56).

In 2014, Guidugli mentored Thomas Rawls, who rushed for 1,103 yards and scored 10 touchdowns and earned Second Team All-MAC honors before going on to play in the National Football League.

In his first season (2013), Guidugli led a deep stable of running backs that averaged 132.8 yards per game and scored 16 TDs on the ground. Guidugli is in second stint with CMU after serving as a graduate assistant from 2009-11.

Guidugli played at the University of Cincinnati from 2001-04 and when he left he held Bearcat records for pass attempts (1,556), completions (880), passing yards (11,453), touchdown passes (78), and total offense (11,661).

He earned most valuable player honors in leading Cincinnati to a victory in the 2004 Fort Worth Bowl, and also received freshman All-America recognition.

He led Cincinnati to three bowl berths during his four-year career as a starter, was named the Claude Rost Team MVP in 2001 and in 2004, was a three-time Conference USA Scholar Athlete. In 2005, Guidugli was inducted into the the University of Cincinnati Ring of Honor.

Guidugli went on to play for the Arena Football League’s Milwaukee Mustangs, passing for 1,313 yards and 23 touchdowns against just four interceptions in five games in 2011.

He also played professionally in the AFL for the New York Dragons (2008), for the CFL's British Columbia Lions (2007-08), and with the Green Bay Blizzard of the AFL2 (2007, 2009), and spent training camp and the preseason with the NFL's Tennessee Titans in 2005.

A native of Fort Thomas, Ky., Guidugli earned his bachelor's degree in business marketing from Cincinnati in 2005 and his master’s degree in sport administration from Central Michigan in 2012. He and his wife Michelle have a son, Ryland.
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