Greg Breitbach's Football Academy
Defensive Coaching Staff
Defensive Coordinator / Defensive Line
Rankin enters his 16th campaign as a Millersville football assistant coach in 2014. He has coached both sides of the football and has also served as special teams coordinator and defensive coordinator.
After coaching the defensive line coordinating special teams from 2008-2010, Rankin took over the duties of defensive coordinator-- a position he previously held at Millersville. The defense responded to Rankin, holding opponents to the fewest points since 2007 and also generating the most sacks and most interceptions since the same season.
During his stint at Millersville, Rankin has also coached the defensive line and offensive line. He also had a three-year appointment as assistant head coach and inside linebackers mentor. He served as interim head coach from November 2004 to March 2005 and two years as the offensive line coach.
Rankin came to Millersville after two seasons as head football coach at the University of South Dakota where he compiled an overall mark of 8-14, including a 5-6 record in 1997. From 1992 to 1996, Rankin was an assistant coach with the Coyotes, serving in several capacities that included offensive line coach, recruiting coordinator, academic coordinator and summer camp coordinator.
Rankin has attained considerable coaching experience since he graduated in 1984 with a bachelor’s of science degree in social studies education from Edinboro University. After a two-year stint at his alma mater guiding the running backs and outside linebackers, Rankin served as running backs mentor for two seasons at Division III powerhouse Allegheny College from 1986 to 1987.
From there, he served one season as defensive coordinator and secondary coach at Defiance (Ohio) College, then returned to Pennsylvania and spent three seasons at Gannon University, where he was assistant head coach, offensive and recruiting coordinator, and running backs coach.
Ron and his wife, Stephanie, have three children: Marissa, Peter and Rena.
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Inside Linebackers / Special Teams Coordinator
After coaching with Greg Breitbach at North Dakota, George Love joins the Millersville staff as the linebackers coach and special teams coordinator for the 2013 season.
Since his graduation from Eastern Illinois in 2007, Love has coached with some of the best football programs in the nation. He built a relationship with Breitbach while coaching the outside linebackers at UND from 2009-11. In addition to his coaching responsibilities, Love was instrumental in recruiting, camps and community service.
Prior to his stint at North Dakota, Love served as a graduate assistant at Northwest Missouri State from 2007-08, coaching the outside linebackers and coordinating the scout team offense. The Bearcats reached the NCAA Division II Championship twice and posted a 25-4 record in his two seasons on staff. Five of his players earned all-conference honors.
Love's career began as a student assistant coach at his alma mater. In the 2006 season, Eastern Illinois won the Ohio Valley Championship and reached the NCAA playoffs. One of his players earned All-America First Team honors. Most recently, Love coached the linebackers and assisted with the special teams at Eastern Illinois during the 2011 and 2012 seasons.
As a student-athlete, Love helped Eastern Illinois to two Ohio Valley Conference titles. He led his team in interceptions twice while playing in the secondary. He earned a bachelor's degree in general studies. He also worked toward a master's degree in education at Northwest Missouri State.
Outside Linebackers / Assistant Special Teams
Following an outstanding career with the Millersville Marauders, Matt Sutjak returned to his alma mater for the 2013 season under first-year head coach Greg Breitbach. Sutjak coaches the outside linebackers and is the assistant special teams coordinator.
Sutjak quickly progressed through the coaching ranks after his 2010 graduation from Millersville. He spent the 2012 season as the tight ends coach at the University of Rhode Island, which competes at the Division I FCS level. In addition to coaching the tight ends, he assisted in writing practice scripts, film breakdown, and recruiting. Following the season, he added assistant special teams coordinator to his list of responsibilities.
Prior to his tenure Rhode Island, Sutjak coached the secondary at Division III Lycoming College. Sutjak helped the defense ranked third nationally in total defense, second nationally in pass efficiency defense and first in the MAC in total defense. Three of his defensive backs were named all-conference and free safety Ray Bierbach was named All-America.
Sutjak, who graduated with a 3.15 GPA in social studies education, was regarded as highly intelligent player from his free safety position. After transferring from Central Connecticut State, Sutjak played in 33 consecutive games, totaling 239 tackles. He led the team in tackles in 2008 and 2009. He tied for the PSAC lead in interceptions with five during the 2010 season.
Aubrey Kelly is in his seventh season as Millersville's defensive backs coach in 2013.
During his six seasons, Kelly's secondary has totaled 54 interceptions and his players have finished as the team's top tacklers in three of six seasons. Under his guidance, Julius Carter (2009), Brandon Shelton (2007) and Marcus Banks (2007) were all named All-PSAC East First Team and Gary Tillman was named to the second team in 2011.
In 2010, Matt Sutjak tied for the PSAC lead with five interceptions, and five different DB's picked off passes. Dan McClellan ranked near the top of the conference in 2011 with four picks.
For two years prior to his arrival at Millersville, Kelly was the defensive coordinator and linebackers coach at Indiana State University. In 2006, Kelly was selected as one of 25 coaches to attend the NCAA Expert Coaches Academy in Miami, Fla.
Kelly has coached for Delaware State University (defensive coordinator), Elizabeth City State University (offensive coordinator/quarterback and receivers coach), Norfolk State (defensive coordinator), Clarion University (defensive coordinator/secondary and kickers coach), Salisbury University (secondary coach), Southwest Texas State University (receivers, tight ends and secondary coach) and Southern Connecticut State University (JV head coach). From 1998-2001, he was the head coach at Division III Newport News Apprentice School.
He has served summer fellowships for the National Football League’s Washington Redskins and Houston Oilers and is a member of the American Football Coaches Association and the Black Coaches Association.
Kelly received his bachelor's degree from James Madison in 1985.
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