DURANGO, Co. – Fort Lewis College begins a new era in its program history after naming Tom Mudrak the head coach for the 2016-2017 season. Mudrak comes to Fort Lewis after serving as the defensive coordinator at Kennesaw State University the previous two seasons.
A native of Gainesville, Florida, Mudrak brings five years of coaching experience to the Skyhawks who finished 7-5 in 2015. Tom began his coaching career at Kennesaw Mountain High School in 2012 before being tapped as the Assistant Coach at Reinhardt University in 2014, helping lead the Eagles to their first SELC Championship. He spent the next two season at his alma mater, Kennesaw State University, serving as Defensive Coordinator for the Owls who made their first two appearances in the MCLA National Tournament under Mudrak’s guidance and finished ranked number seven in MCLA DII in 2016. In three seasons, Mudrak has coached seven MCLA All-Americans and 13 All-SELC performers.
Mudrak played his college ball at NCAA DI Presbyterian College before transferring to Kennesaw State University, where he was a three time first team All-SELC defender, 2010 MCLA All-American, and the recipient of the 2013 Sonny Pieper SELC Conference Defensive Player of the Year award.
Tom Mudrak replaces Dan Riecks, who stepped down this summer after spending five seasons as the Head Coach for the Skyhawks. Coach Riecks will stay on the staff for 2017, serving as the Assistant Coach and Offensive Coordinator for the blue and gold.