Battlers name new OL coach

By Joey Kittle

Sports Editor

PHILIPPI – Alderson Broaddus and head coach Dennis Creehan completed their football staff for the upcoming season with the addition of Salvatore Dewalt as the offensive line coach on Monday.

Dewalt has spent the past three seasons as the offensive line coach and run game coordinator at Randolph-Macon College. The Yellow Jackets averaged 33 points and 212 yards per game on the ground in Dewalt’s tenure. Dewalt has tutored six all-conference selections. He was also responsible for the Yellow Jacket punt and field goal teams.

Prior to his time with Randolph Macon, Dewalt spent two seasons at Lehigh University as the assistant offensive line coach. He also served as the offensive line coach at Moravian College for three seasons.

Dewalt played on the offensive line at Moravian, serving as a team captain for two seasons. He played in 43 games on the offensive line including 32 starts to close out his career. Dewalt was a two-time first-team all conference selection while also earning two first-team all-region honors and was an honorable mention All-American in 2005.

Earlier this spring, the Battlers announced offensive coordinator Kirk Campbell had been promoted to the assistant head coach and head coach in-waiting, while Aaron Rule was named special teams coordinator and J.J. Mayer was tabbed as the defensive coordinator.

Campbell is in his second season with the Battler football team, serving as the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach.

In their inaugural season the Battlers averaged 326 yards of offense and 29.6 points per game under Campbell. AB rushed for 105.2 yards per game while the passing for 264.7.

No timeline is set for Campbell to be named the head coach.

AB will open the season on the road at Pace University (N.Y.) on Sept. 6.

The home opener is set for Sept. 13 against Chowan University.

Other games of note on the 2014 schedule include trips to Division I foes Wagner and Duquesne, along with home games against Division II runner-up Lenoir-Rhyne, Point University, Warner University and Virginia University-Lynchburg.