Lou ConteRunning Backs & Recruiting Coordinator
Alma Mater: Springfield (Mass.), 2005
Office Phone: (828) 328-7052
Lou Conte finished off his second season as Running Backs Coach and first as Coordinator of Recruiting for Lenoir-Rhyne University in 2012.
This past fall, Conte's stable of running backs helped L-R finish second in NCAA Division II in rushing yards (376.2 ypg) while Jarrod Spears and Isaiah Whitaker both earned all-league accolades. L-R's 4,515 yards rushing on the year were also a program single-season record.
In 2011, Lenoir-Rhyne's backs spearheaded the Bears' running game which finished third in the nation in rushing at 287.1 yards per outing while fullback Isaiah Whitaker garnered All-SAC honors.
Conte came to L-R after serving as Defensive Coordinator at Williston Northampton School in Easthampton, Mass., in 2010.
At Williston Northampton, Conte also served as Assistant Athletics Director, Sports Information Director, Physical Education Teacher, Junior Varsity Wrestling and Assistant Varsity Lacrosse Coach.
Conte was also a Graduate Assistant Football Coach for Springfield (Mass.) for two seasons (2008-09) and served as an Assistant Head Football Coach (2005-07) and Head Men's Lacrosse Coach at Maine Maritime Academy (2006-08) for three years.
As a graduate assistant, Springfield won the ECAC Northeast Championship Bowl Game in 2009.
Conte is a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, the American Football Coaches Association and United States Lacrosse.
Conte was a three-year letterwinner on the Springfield Football Team which captured the FFC Conference Championship twice (2002 and 2003) and the ECAC Championship in 2004. Springfield was also the top team in the East Region and was ranked No. 4 nationally in 2004.