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Matt Dudek
Position: Director of On-Campus Recruiting and Player Personnel
Hometown: McKeesport, Pa.
Alma Mater: Pittsburgh, 2003

Year in College Athletics: 10th

Year at Arizona: Fourth

Matt Dudek is in his fourth season as Arizona football’s on-campus recruiting coordinator and player personnel director.  He joined Rich Rodriguez's staff in December 2011.

He provides considerable focus to on-campus recruiting, including the planning and details for visits by prospective student-athletes, in addition to his work with the players and personnel duties. He also works closely with the coaches on the operational end of their recruiting efforts.

With a stellar reputation as one of the nation’s top recruiting coordinators, he helped assemble the No. 23 recruiting class for Arizona, ranked by ESPN, on National Signing Day in February 2014. Dudek’s resume also boasts four top-25 recruiting classes during his tenure at Pittsburgh.

He was the Director of Football Branding and Events at Rutgers University for the 2011 season, and the Assistant Director of Football Operations and Recruiting Coordinator at Pittsburgh for several years prior.

Also at Pittsburgh, he worked as an academic counselor with the football, women’s tennis and gymnastics teams. He served as the Disability Resource Services liaison and the Continuing Eligibility Certification representative. Dudek was familiar with the football program prior to joining the academic staff as he spent two years as a video graduate assistant for the Panthers.

He is a 2003 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh. In 2008, Dudek earned his M. Ed. in Instruction and Learning, graduating summa cum laude. He earned his Pennsylvania Instructional Certification in Secondary Social Studies Education in 2007. He graduated from South Allegheny High School, near McKeesport, in the greater Pittsburgh area.

Dudek and his wife, Lindsay, have daughters, Abby and twins, Giuliana and Camella.