MOUNT BERRY, Ga. — Berry College Athletics Director, Todd Brooks, has announced the hiring of Colin Duling to serve as the football team's receivers coach and recruiting coordinator effective immediately.
The Clinton, Ill., native joins the Vikings from Division I Northern Illinois University where he served as the Offensive Graduate Assistant for quarterbacks and Offensive Quality Control Specialist for wide outs. While at Northern Illinois, he coached several players to All-Conference honors including Kenny Golladay who was selected in the third round of the 2017 NFL draft by the Detroit Lions and Tommylee Lewis who inked a free agent deal with the New Orleans Saints. In 2015, Duling helped the Huskies to a MAC West Division Title and an appearance in the Poinsettia Bowl.
"Colin brings a great perspective to our staff as a very productive wide receiver at Illinois College," Kunczewski said. "He comes highly recommended as a coach from his stints at both the Division I and Division II levels. We feel he will be a great fit on our staff and help our program, specifically our wide receivers, reach new heights in 2017."
Prior to Northern Illinois, Duling was an Offensive Graduate Assistant at Southwest Minnesota State University where he received his Master's of Physical Education in Coaching. He helped the 2013 squad to a top-five ranked offense and a bowl appearance.
Duling completed his undergraduate degree at Illinois College where he had a strong career as a wide receiver. He compiled over 100 receptions for better than 1,500 yards and 13 touchdowns in his career. He helped his team to the NCAA Division III playoffs in 2011 for a program first and was a member of the winningest class in school history upon graduation. Duling was also a three-time Midwest Conference All-Academic team selection.
In addition to his football responsibilities, Duling will also assist with Berry's track program. Berry's football season will begin on the road at Maryville College on September 2nd.