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Justin Lustig
Position: Special Teams Coordinator/Running Backs Coach
Phone: 765-285-2012
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Justin Lustig Bio
Courtesy: Ball State Athletics
Release: 12/30/2010


First Season at Ball State (2011)

14th Year as a Football Coach in 2014
Alma Mater:  Bucknell '00;  Master's - George Washington '05

Recruiting Areas:
Northwest Indiana
Michigan (West Half)
Upper Illinois

Coaching Experience:
Christopher Newport, assistant coach, 2001-02
Villanova, assistant coach, 2003
Christopher Newport, assistant coach, 2004-05
Eastern Illinois, assistant coach, 2006-08
Louisiana-Lafayette, assistant coach, 2009-10
Ball State, assistant coach, 2011-Present

NOTES:  Helped Ball State running back Jahwan Edwards to rush for 1,110 yards in 2013 and 1,410 in 2012 to become only the fourth player in Ball State history with two 1,000-yard rushing seasons . . . coached Edwards to the Ball State career record for touchdowns with 39 in only his first three seasons . . . Edwards ranked 39th in the country in rushing yards and 28th with 100.9 rushing yards per game in 2013 . . . as a freshman, Edwards rush for 786 yards in 2011, including a career high 123 yards in a victory at Ohio, which won the Mid-American Conference Championship . . . Edwards earned All-MAC Third-Team honors in 2012 and Second Team accolades in 2013 . . . tutored punter Scott Kovanda, who was one of three finalists for the Ray Guy Award in 2012, to an All-MAC Third-Team selection in 2011 for the Cardinals . . . helped Jamill Smith receive All-MAC Second Team honors as a punt return specialist in 2011 and 2013 and third team honors in 2012. . . . Ball State placekicker Steven Schott, who earned All-MAC First Team honors in 2012, made 25 field goals in 2012, which tied the school record for a season and completed his career ranked fourth all-time with 41 field goals made . . . Ball State special teams were ranked fifth in the country as ranked by Football Outisders in 2012 . . . coached the running backs and special teams at Louisiana-Lafayette after coaching running backs and special teams at Eastern Illinois . . . coached an all-conference punter in four of the last five years . . . helped Louisiana-Lafayette to rank 25th in the nation in net punt and kickoff coverage in 2009 . . . tutored an EIU running back to 1,000-yard rushing seasons in each of his three years . . . coached defensive backs and special teams at Christopher Newport in 2004-05 and helpted the Captains to a USA South Atlantic Conference Co-Championship and berth in the NCAA Division III Playoffs . . . coached cornerbacks at Villanova in 2003 and helped the team to a ranking as high as No. 4 in the Football Championship Subdivision Poll.

Personal Information:

Date of Birth:  March 29, 1978, in Alexandria, Va.
Marital Status:  Married to the former Beth Ann Christopher . . . two sons -- Henry and Samuel.
High School:  Cathedral (Class of '96) in Erie, Pa.
College:  Bucknell '00;  Master's - George Washington '05

NOTES:  Captain and four-year starter at Bucknell . . . played cornerback and safety . . . member of a senior class that was the most successful in school history, including a 10-1 record in 1997 and a Patriot League Championship in 1996.