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


First Season at Ball State (2011)

13th Year as a Football Coach in 2013
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 1,410 yards in 2012, which is the third best single-season total in school history . . . 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 . . . 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 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.