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Andy Bobik is entering his fifth season in the defensive coordinator position.

Bobik, the defensive coordinator for the first two seasons of MU football, returned in 1996 after spending a year as the coordinator at Wagner College.  His defense at Wagner finished the year ranked fifth nationally in total defense.

In 1994, his Monmouth defense ranked nationally in scoring defense (4th), total defense (8th), rushing defense (9th) and shutout three teams.  Last season, the Hawks ranked 12th in total defense.

Bobik arrived at Monmouth in 1993 after six years as the defensive line coach at his alma mater, Colgate. He also served as the scouting and audio-visual coordinator. Before his stint at Colgate, he spent one year  as the linebackers coach at West Chester and three seasons as an assistant coach at Cornell. 

Bobik, a native of Binghamton, NY, graduated from Colgate in 1982 with a mathematics degree.

One of the initial members of the Monmouth staff, Rich Skrosky will serve as the offensive coordinator and coach the offensive line. 

Skrosky’s line and the offense have both excelled in his tenure as the Hawks ranked in the top 30 nationally in three categories last season. Skrosky came to Monmouth following one season as the head coach at his alma mater, Ramapo College. Prior to that head coaching stint at Ramapo, he spent two seasons as their offensive coordinator. 

Before his time at Ramapo, Skrosky spent two seasons as a graduate assistant coach at Rutgers under Dick Anderson.  At Rutgers, he served as the tight ends coach and  assisted in preparing  the  weekly offensive game plan. Before joining the collegiate coaching ranks, Skrosky was the assistant head coach and defensive coordinator at Lodi High School for two years, and the head junior varsity coach at St. Peter’s Prep in Jersey City for one season.

 He graduated from Ramapo in 1987 with a degree in political science. He and his wife, Suzanne, reside in Howell.

Another initial member of the Hawks staff, Scott Newbert is in his third year as the Hawks quarterbacks coach. 

Newbert  served the 1993 and 94 seasons as the receivers coach before a two-year hiatus. He returned in 1997 as the quarterback coach. Under Newbert's tutelage, Monmouth's passing game has ranked among the top 25 nationally in each of the last three years, including a school-record 2,377 yards in 1998. Also, MU signal callers have earned All-NEC honors in each of the last two seasons (Dan Sabella - '97 & John DiPasquale - '98).

A three-year letterwinner at Colgate, Newbert began his coaching career suddenly after  a leg injury forced him to miss his senior season.  Newbert assisted with the tight ends and special teams at Colgate.  As a junior, Newbert was awarded the Mark Rankowski Award  given to Colgate's top special team's performer.

A native of Amherst, NH, Newbert resides in Oceanport with his wife, Krista. 

Rich Mosca is entering his fourth year on Callahan's staff and third as the running backs coach.

Mosca is a veteran on the coaching scene with over 26 years of experience on the high school and college level.
Before coming to Monmouth, he spent seven years as the head coach at Monmouth Regional High School, leading the team to its first winning record in 14 years. 

Before coaching at Monmouth Regional, Mosca spent  1985 through 1989 as the offensive coordinator at Division III Fairleigh Dickinson University-Madison. Prior to the stint at FDU, Mosca directed the program at Middletown South High School in its first eight years from 1976 to 1984. He began his career in 1970 as an assistant at Keyport High School before becoming the head coach there in 1973.

Mosca, who resides in Eatontown with his wife, Mary, is a history teacher at Middletown South High School. 

The newest addition to the Monmouth staff, Fred Sprengel will handle the Hawks' defensive lineman.

Sprengel comes to Monmouth from nearby Long Branch High School where he served as the Green Wave’s head coach for the last four seasons. In 1996, Sprengel led Long Branch to the New Jersey Central Jersey Group II State playoffs where it upset top-seeded Manasquan before falling to Carteret in championship game. 

Sprengel has also been involved in a variety of clinics, including the Rutgers University Big Man Camp and Penn State University Summer Football Camp. 

A 1987 graduate of Ithaca College, Sprengel was an offensive lineman for the Bombers for two seasons, before a knee injury cut short his career.

A longtime resident of the Jersey Shore, Sprengel currently resides in Wall with his wife Michelle, son Fred (7) and daughter Morgan (5).

Mark Fabish returns for his second season on the Monmouth sidelines. 

Last year, under Fabish's guidance, the Monmouth receivers ranked as one of the top corps in the Northeast Conference and possessed I-AA Non-Scholarship's Receiver of the Year in Anthony Galella.

Fabish, who graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1997, came to West Long Branch after serving as the special teams coordinator at Don Bosco Prep High School in Ramsey, NJ.

Fabish was a standout wide receiver at Penn, where he helped the Quakers to two Ivy League titles and 24 consecutive victories from 1993-1995.  He earned second team All-Ivy League honors in 1996 and was a three-time preseason all-league selection at kick returner.  Fabish was also a member of the Quakers track & field squad.

Fabish, who graduated with a bachelor's degree in American Civilization, is a native of Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ.. 

Associated with Monmouth football since the inception of the program in 1993, David Lewis is in his third season as coach of the Hawks' defensive backs.

A standout safety from 1993-96, Lewis started every game in each of his first two seasons, leading the team in interceptions as a freshman in 1993. The following year he was named the team's defensive MVP and was on his way to another banner season in 1995 before a severe knee injury ended his campaign. He finished his career with 124 tackles, 16 pass breakups and six interceptions, which currently ranks him second on the all-time list.

In addition to his coaching work, Lewis also serves as the Coordinator of the Academic Support Center.

Lewis, a native of Brick, NJ, is pursuing his masters degree in teaching from Monmouth after graduating with a criminal justice degree. 

Returning for his second season, Don Toddings will again serve as the Hawks' tight ends coach. 

Toddings, who graduated from Georgia Southern in 1995, has a diverse background in sports administration.  He served for five years as a coach's assistant at his alma mater, where he handled all aspects of film coordination. 
He has completed a number of internships. 

In 1997, he interned as strength and conditioning coordinator for the Winston-Salem Warthogs, a Chicago White Sox minor league affiliate.   In 1996, Toddings interned in the Princeton University Ticket Office and also assisted with film breakdown for the football program. 

Toddings, a native of Toms River, also earned a master's degree from Georgia Southern.

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