Raiders name Livingston to football staff

Arrives from Springfield; Takes over as assistant coach for running backs

Colgate Football head coach Dan Hunt has completed his staff for the 2019 season with the addition of Jared Livingston as assistant coach for running backs.

Livingston was able to join the staff in time for the final two weeks of spring practice. Colgate’s spring practice ends this weekend.

“We are very excited to have Jared join us,” Hunt said. “He came highly recommended from people who we trust, and on his interview proved worthy of those recommendations. He is a great teacher of technique, and he brings some great knowledge to our offensive staff.”

Livingston joins the Raiders from Springfield, where he spent two seasons for the Division III program as a graduate assistant under head coach Mike Cerasuolo. Hunt followed a nearly identical path to Colgate back in 1995, arriving after playing collegiately at Springfield and then serving as a graduate assistant coach for three seasons.

“It is an added bonus to hire someone from Springfield,” Hunt said. “It’s a place that is dear to me and has produced a lot of coaches from their graduate assistant program.”

Livingston played at Springfield from 2006-09, helping the Pride to an Empire 8 Athletic Conference championship, an NCAA second round playoff berth and an ECAC bowl title.

“I can’t thank Coach Hunt and Colgate University enough for bringing my family and me to Hamilton,” Livingston said. “It is an exciting time here, and I look forward to the opportunities the 2019 season holds for us. The players and staff have been outstanding to work with since I’ve arrived. The reputation of this program and institution can be seen in the way everyone works on and off the field.

“Springfield was a tremendous experience in starting my collegiate coaching career. Coach Cerasuolo, Coach Webster, and Coach Holik have been instrumental in my development as a coach. I am very grateful to have had the opportunity to go back and coach for the Pride.”

Tremendous Success at Springfield

A Seattle native, Livingston after his playing days returned to his home city to serve as an assistant coach at Mercer Island High School and Seattle Prep High School before returning to Springfield in 2017.

Livingston earned his bachelor’s degree from Springfield in sport management back in 2010, and he completes his master’s there in athletic administration this spring.

In Livingston’s two seasons with the Pride, Springfield posted a combined 18-4 record, including a 10-0 regular season in 2017. That squad led the nation in rushing yards at 435.2 – sparked by a pair of All-Conference halfbacks – and suffered its only loss in the NCAA playoffs. In 2018, Springfield went 8-3 and Livingston helped the Pride to a 295-yard rushing average en route to a third-place finish in the NEWMAC. The Pride last season won the New England Bowl over SUNY Maritime.

Livingston and Amanda Pike are the proud parents of a son, Jett.

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