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Gino Guidugli
Gino  Guidugli

Running Backs/Recruiting Coordinator

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Gino Guidugli is entering his third season with CMU as running backs coach and recruiting coordinator.

In 2014, Guidugli mentored a group of backs that rushed for an average of 155.2 yards per game and led the Mid-American Conference and ranked eighth nationally in average time of possession.

In 2014, Guidugli mentored Thomas Rawls, who rushed for 1,103 yards and scored 10 touchdowns and earned Second Team All-MAC honors, along with Devon Spalding, who as a freshman showed signs of tremendous potential in averaging 5.1 yards per carry and scoring four touchdowns. The Chippewas average 4.0 yards per carry and scored 19 rushing touchdowns in 2014.

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.

This is Guidugli's second stint with CMU as he was an offensive graduate assistant from 2009-11. He assisted in coaching the receivers and the defensive scout team.

Most recently, Guidugli was the starting quarterback for the Arena Football League's Milwaukee Mustangs. In 2011, he passed for 1,313 yards with 23 touchdowns and four interceptions in five games.

Guidugli has 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), earning Offensive Player of the Week honors three times during the regular season. He also spent training camp and the preseason with the NFL's Tennessee Titans in 2005.

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

Guidugli earned most valuable player honors in leading Cincinnati to a victory in the 2004 Fort Worth Bowl, and also received freshman All-America recognition, led Cincinnati to three bowl berths during his four-year career as a starter, was named the Claude Rost Team MVP in 2001 and 2004, was a three-time Conference USA Scholar Athlete. In 2005, Guidugli was inducted into the University's Ring of Honor.

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