Assistant Coach Cedric Dawkins (Special Teams Coordinator/Bandits)
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William Paterson University
Assistant Football Coach
Now in his second season as a William Paterson assistant coach, Cedric Dawkins will work with the bandits in 2009 while also serving as the program's special teams coordinator.
also is responsible for the program's recruiting efforts in Gloucester, Cumberland, Salem and Rockland (N.Y.) Counties.
Dawkins, who worked with the Pioneer safeties in 2008, previously served as the running backs coach, special teams coordinator and assistant offensive coordinator at Globe Institute of Technology, helping to lead the Knights to a 5-2 record during their inaugural season in 2007.
Prior to Globe, Dawkins
spent three seasons at Poly Prep Country Day School
in Brooklyn, N.Y., working with the varsity offensive line (2004), defensive line (2004-06), running backs (2005-06) and special teams (2004-05).
He also worked with the NYPD Finest Football Organization as an assistant coach (2003-07), and began his coaching career as an assistant at East Rockaway High School (2000-03).
Dawkins attended Hofstra University (1986-89), where he played running back and was the team's leading rusher in 1986.
is currently completing a bachelor's degree from Eastern Oregon University, and he
lives in Vineland with his
wife, Monica, and their four children: Christian, Matteo, Chiara and Micco.