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Ursinus assistant hired at Guilford

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Chris Rusiewicz
Chris Rusiewicz takes over a Guilford program that has lost 11 consecutive games.
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Guilford introduced Chris Rusiewicz as the school's 22nd recorded head football coach in school history. 

He replaces Kevin Kiesel, who was not retained after an 0-10 season.

Rusiewicz spent the past 10 seasons as an assistant at Ursinus, including four as associate head coach. The Bears went 8-2 in 2010 and shared the Centennial Conference title. Guilford was outscored by an average of 39-19.

"It's not a matter of rebuilding. It's about refocusing," Rusiewicz said in a news conference on Wednesday. "It's something that needs to be done. You have to count on seniors, and there may not be many right now, but you need them."

“Chris quickly distinguished himself as a guy who is very enthusiastic and very energetic,” said Guilford athletic director Tom Palombo. “He wanted to take this on as a challenge and in the short time he’s been here, he can see the potential of what Guilford College football can be.”

Rusiewicz won the 2010 American Football Coaches Association Division III Assistant Coach of the Year Award last November.

Rusiewicz joined Peter Gallagher’s Ursinus staff in 2001 as a secondary coach, became the Bears’ defensive coordinator in 2003 and was named special teams coach in 2008. The team ranked 23rd or higher among NCAA Division III total defense leaders in three of the past four years. The Bears boasted the nation’s 12th-rated rushing defense in 2010.

After playing at Quakertown (Pa.) High School, Rusiewicz started his college career at Division II Shippensburg (Pa.) University where he lettered as a reserve running back for the Red Raiders. He graduated with a degree in sport management from DeSales in Center Valley, Pa., in 2001. Rusiewicz entered the coaching ranks as founder, general manager and offensive coordinator of the semi-professional Eastern Pennsylvania Scorpions from 1997-2004. He spent four years as the physical director of the Spring Valley YMCA.

The full news conference appears below:

Nov. 18: All times Eastern
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Husson 23, at Springfield 21
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at Berry 34, Huntingdon 20
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at Delaware Valley 35, Western New England 0
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at Brockport 66, Plymouth State 0
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Frostburg State 35, at Wittenberg 7
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at Mount Union 21, Washington and Lee 0
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at Wesley 45, RPI 27
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at Washington and Jefferson 31, Johns Hopkins 28
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at Trine 63, Monmouth 24
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at Mary Hardin-Baylor 50, Chapman 6
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Case Western Reserve 28, at Illinois Wesleyan 0
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at UW-Oshkosh 63, Lakeland 0
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at St. Thomas 47, Eureka 8
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at Wartburg 35, Franklin 34
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at North Central (Ill.) 17, St. John's 7
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at Linfield 27, Hardin-Simmons 13
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Nov. 25: All times Eastern
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Wesley at Brockport
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Case Western Reserve at Mount Union
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12:00 PM
Frostburg State at Washington and Jefferson
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12:00 PM
Husson at Delaware Valley
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1:00 PM
Berry at St. Thomas
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North Central (Ill.) at UW-Oshkosh
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Linfield at Mary Hardin-Baylor
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Trine at Wartburg
Nov. 18: All times Eastern
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Muhlenberg 32, at Carnegie Mellon 6
@ Newark, Del.
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at Franklin and Marshall 21, Widener 7
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Susquehanna 28, at Albright 9
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at Berry 34, Huntingdon 20
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at Brockport 66, Plymouth State 0
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at Mount Union 21, Washington and Lee 0
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at Trine 63, Monmouth 24
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Final
at Wesley 45, RPI 27
Video Box Score Recap
Final
at Washington and Jefferson 31, Johns Hopkins 28
Video Box Score Recap
Final
Frostburg State 35, at Wittenberg 7
Video Box Score Recap
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at Delaware Valley 35, Western New England 0
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Husson 23, at Springfield 21
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at Framingham State 48, Curry 14
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Cortland 35, at Union 28
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Case Western Reserve 28, at Illinois Wesleyan 0
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Final - OT
at Wartburg 35, Franklin 34
Video Preview Box Score Live stats Photos
Final
at Mary Hardin-Baylor 50, Chapman 6
Video Box Score Recap
Final
at UW-Oshkosh 63, Lakeland 0
Video Box Score Recap Photos
Final
at North Central (Ill.) 17, St. John's 7
Video Box Score Recap
Final
at St. Thomas 47, Eureka 8
Video Video Box Score Recap Photos Photos
Final
at Linfield 27, Hardin-Simmons 13
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at Ithaca 27, Salisbury 17
@ Newark, Del.
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at WPI 17, SUNY-Maritime 3
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Nov. 19: All times Eastern
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at Alfred 29, Stevenson 16
@ University of Delaware
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