In this episode of the Life and Football Podcast our special guest was Eric Mele. Eric Mele is the Running Backs Coach at Mississippi State University. This was a great interview and Coach Mele gives great insight into his Life and Football Journey! Mele was a three-year starter at strong safety and outside linebacker at William Paterson, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in sociology and criminal justice in 2002. He earned his master’s degree in sports management from the American Military University in 2007.
He and his wife, Melissa, have four daughters, Samantha, Jordan, Taylor and Madison.
He worked the 2005 season as the co-defensive coordinator/special teams coordinator and defensive backs coach at Marist High School (N.J.), helping it to the program’s first playoff berth in 12 seasons. Mele also worked two seasons as the special teams coordinator/defensive backs coach at William Paterson University (N.J.). Prior to Wingate, Mele spent the 2006 season as the wide receivers coach/passing game coordinator at Saint Peter’s College (N.J.). Mele spent five seasons as the special teams coordinator/running backs coach at Wingate University (2007-11). Mele spent the previous nine seasons at Washington State (2012-19), including his final two seasons as running backs coach. Eric Mele was named MSU’s running backs coach on February 4, 2020. The Life and Football Podcast is available on the following platforms Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Anchor, Spotify, Breaker, Overcast Pocketcasts, Radio Public, Stitcher, Player FM, & YouTube!