Jeff Duvendeck brings six seasons of head coaching experience at the collegiate level, 16 years of total, to Lawrence Technological University. Duvendeck has been a part of three conference championship teams and one national championship team.
Prior to joining Lawrence Tech, Duvendeck was head coach at Culver-Stockton College in Missouri, competing in the NAIA. During his six seasons at the helm, the Wildcats saw significant improvements. Totaling just one win in over three years prior to Duvendeck’s arrival, Culver-Stockton enjoyed its first winning season in 2014 in more than a decade (6-5). In 2014 his passing offense was ranked 23rd in the country with 236.2 yards per game and his defense held opponents to 119 rushing yards per game, ranking 14th in the nation. Over his tenure at Culver, total offense improved from 174.5 yards per game to 411.8 yards per game, scoring offense improved by 73-percent to 26 points per game. In the 2016 season, Culver set school records of 3,877 total passing yards and 352.5 yards passing per game, ranking second in total passing yards and third in passing yards per game nationally.
Prior to Culver-Stockton, Duvendeck was an offensive graduate assistant at Michigan State University under coach Mark Dantonio. He worked with the wide receivers and fullbacks in the fall, and the offensive line and tight ends in the spring. Duvendeck helped lead the Spartans to a share of the Big Ten Conference title and a berth in the Capital One Bowl in 2010.
Before joining the staff at MSU, Duvendeck spent four years at Northern Michigan University as the offensive coordinator and offensive line coach. Under his direction, the Wildcats averaged 415.7 yards per game and 28.2 points per game in 2007, and 31.6 points per game in 2009 - an improvement of 8.5 points per game over his tenure. NMU’s rushing attack improved by 64 yards per game and third down conversions improved from 33-percent to 44-percent.
Duvendeck served as the offensive line coach and recruiting coordinator at Michigan Technological University from 2003-05. He helped the Huskies win the 2004 GLIAC conference title and advance to the NCAA Division II playoffs for the first time in program history. Duvendeck coached three NCAA Division II All-Americans, including two who were selected as the GLIAC’s Offensive Lineman of the Year.
During the 2002 season, he served as a graduate assistant at Grand Valley State under former CMU head coach and current Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly. As a Laker, he worked with the offensive line and helped guide GVSU to a GLIAC conference title and the program’s first NCAA Division II National Championship.
Duvendeck began his coaching career in the 2001 season as a graduate assistant at Tiffin University where he worked with the running backs.
In total, Duvendeck has coached 29 All-Conference players, 10 All-Americans and thee conference players of the year at a respective position. Eight players under his tutelage have gone on to play in the NFL.
A native of Flushing, Michigan, Duvendeck was a running back at Central Michigan University where he lettered in 2000 and earned his bachelor’s degree in health promotion and rehabilitation. Duvendeck worked as a student assistant strength coach at CMU in 2001. He earned his Masters Degree in kinesiology from Michigan State University in 2016.
Duvendeck married the former Breanne Zaremba in July 2013 and they have a son Isaiah and newborn daughter Kinzie born Jan. 4, 2017.
:: The Duvendeck File
|2001||Tiffin University||Graduate Assistant (Running Backs)|
|2002||Grand Valley State University||Graduate Assistant (Offensive Line)|
|2003-05||Michigan Technological University||Offensive Line, Recruiting Coordinator|
|2006-09||Northern Michigan University||Offensive Coordinator, Offensive Line|
|2010||Michigan State University||Offensive GA (Wide Receivers, Full Backs, Offensive Line, Tight End)|
|2011-16||Culver-Stockton College||Head Coach, Offensive Coordinator|
|2017-Pres||Lawrence Technological University||Head Coach and Swoll Backs|