Athletics

Don Faulstick, Assistant Coach

Faulstick_Coachcropped.jpgContact Information:
413-542-2303 (office)
drfaulstick@amherst.edu

Since his arrival in 1997, offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Don Faulstick has played a vital role in leading Amherst to an 94-34 record as one of the NESCAC’s elite football programs. During that time, his play calling has led to 51 All-NESCAC selections on offense, as well as three Offensive Player of the Year honorees (2004, 2005, 2011).

Amherst boasted one of the NESCAC’s top four scoring offenses each season from 2000 to 2005, ranking second in the category in 2003 and 2004. Lord Jeff quarterbacks have consistently ranked in the top four in touchdowns and passing yards, and in 2010 Amherst's outstanding TD-INT ratio of 3.2-to-1 (16 TD, 5 INT) led the NESCAC. The 2010 squad set a new program record by averaging 35.8 points per game and put up 410 yards of total offense per contest, becoming the first team in program history to score at least 30 points in each of the season's first six games. Amherst led the league in scoring offense again in 2011 (29.9 ppg), notably averaging 33.2 points per game in the final six weeks.

Faulstick graduated in 1986 from Mansfield University and has since coached at a variety of high-profile programs, including Shippensburg University, Union College, Princeton University, Worcester Polytechnic Institute and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He resides in Amherst with his wife, Tracy, and their three children, Donald, Jack and Allyson.