AllDepartmental StaffMedical/Strength & ConditioningCoaching Staff
Charles W. Caldwell Jr.'25 Head Coach of Football

Bob Surace

Senior Associate Head Coach, Co-Defensive Coordinator & Def Line Coach

Steve Verbit

Assistant Head Coach, Offensive Coordinator & Tight Ends Coach

Mike Willis

Special Teams Coordinator & Outside Linebackers Coach

Mike Mendenhall

Quarterbacks Coach & Recruiting Coordinator

Mark Rosenbaum

Wide Receivers Coach

Brian Flinn

Inside Linebackers Coach

Mike Weick

Running Backs Coach

Brandon Cuevas

Offensive Line Coach

Chris Zarkoskie

Co-Defensive Coordinator/Defensive Backs Coach

E.J. Henderson

Director of Football Operations

Maya Ana Callender

Director of Football Creative Content

Jared Montano

Director of Performance

Jason Gallucci

Football Business Operations & Alumni Liaison

Stacie Traube

Athletic Trainer

George O’Neil

Charles W. Caldwell Jr.'25 Head Coach of Football

Bob Surace

Quick Facts
• guided Princeton to the 2013, 2016, 2018, 2021 Ivy League championships
• led Tigers to 10-0 season in 2018, the first perfect season at Princeton since 1964
• Princeton reached #8 ranking in 2018, the highest since Division I-AA/FCS level began in 1978
• 2012, 2013, 2016, 2018 Eddie Robinson Jr. National Head Coach of the Year finalist
• 2016, 2018 Ivy League Head Coach of the Year
• has coached the two highest-scoring offenses in Ivy League history (2018 and 2013)
• Nine straight seasons of .500 or better
• has coached three NFL draft picks (Mike Catapano ’13; Caraun Reid ’14; Seth DeValve ’16) at Princeton
• has coached seven Bushnell Cup winners (Catapano, 2012; Epperly, 2013; Zeuli, 2014; Lovett, 2016/2018; Kanoff, 2017, Tyler, 2021)
• coached Chad Kanoff to single-season Ivy League passing yardage record during 2017 season
• one of two people to win an Ivy League title as a player (1989) and head coach (2013, 2016, 2018, 2021)
• has coached 146 All-Ivy League honorees, including 50 first-team selections
• first-team All-Ivy League center when he led Princeton to the 1989 Ivy League title
• coached nine years in the NFL with the Cincinnati Bengals

Senior Associate Head Coach, Co-Defensive Coordinator & Def Line Coach

Steve Verbit

PRINCETON RECRUITING AREAS — California; Delaware; Hawaii; New Jersey (Burlington, Ocean)

Quick Facts
• coordinated defense on 2018 Ivy title team that went 10-0 and limited 8 of 10 teams to 14 points or less
• coached recent NFL Draft selections Mike Catapano ’13 and Caraun Reid ’14
• coached the Ivy Defensive Player of the Year or finalist in four of last eight seasons
• on coaching staff for eight of Princeton’s 13 Ivy League championship teams
• longest-tenured coach on staff, will enter his 37th season in 2022
• moved from defensive coordinator to associate head coach in 2010; resumed coordinator duties in 2017
• played, coached at Delaware; on staff when Delaware won 1979 national title
• father of Matt Verbit ’05, one of Princeton’s all-time passing leaders

Email: verbit@princeton.edu

Assistant Head Coach, Offensive Coordinator & Tight Ends Coach

Mike Willis

PRINCETON RECRUITING AREAS — Connecticut; Massachusetts; Maine; New Hampshire; Rhode Island; Vermont; New Jersey (Bergen, Hudson, Passaic); Canada/International

Quick Facts

• helped lead Princeton to undefeated 2018 season, top-ranked offense in the Ivy League
• named assistant head coach prior to 2017 season
• coached All-Ivy tight ends in five straight seasons (Scott Carpenter, 2016, Graham Adomitis, 2017-18 and Carson Bobo, 2019/21)
• part of Ivy League-leading offenses for the last four seasons
• played offensive line during Princeton’s record-breaking 2013 Ivy League championship team

Special Teams Coordinator & Outside Linebackers Coach

Mike Mendenhall

PRINCETON RECRUITING AREAS — Georgia; North Carolina; New Jersey (Atlantic, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, Salem); Tennessee

Quick Facts
• entering seventh season as outside linebackers coach
• coached both Mike Wagner and Jeremiah Tyler to All-Ivy honors during 2018 Ivy title season
• helped coach 2016 defense to top ranking in most Ivy categories and Ivy League title
• started 33 games as a defensive end at Temple
• spent five years as the special teams coordinator/linebackers coach at North Carolina Central

Quarterbacks Coach & Recruiting Coordinator

Mark Rosenbaum

PRINCETON RECRUITING AREAS — Arizona; Colorado; Idaho; Montana; Nevada; Utah; Wyoming; New Jersey (Hunterdon, Warren, Somerset); New York  Long Island, Westchester County, New York City)

Quick Facts
• helped lead Princeton to undefeated 2018 season, top-ranked offense in the Ivy League
• moved to quarterbacks coach/recruiting coordinator in 2019
• coached Jesper Horsted to Ivy League Offensive Player of the Year finalist honor
• coached two All-Ivy League receivers in 2018 (Horsted, Stephen Carlson)
• spent two seasons working with wide receivers at Rutgers
• named Team MVP as a quarterback at Susquehanna

Wide Receivers Coach

Brian Flinn

PRINCETON RECRUITING AREAS — Indiana; Kentucky; Ohio; Pennsylvania; West Virginia

The 2021 season saw Princeton go 9-1 and earn an Ivy League title, its third in five seasons. The Tigers had 16 All-Ivy selections including 10 first-team honorees, a program record. The offense ranked first in the Ivy League in scoring (33.4), second in passing offense (265.5), second in passing efficiency (147.0) and third in total offense (392.4). Flinn had three wide outs earn All-Ivy honors in Jacob Birmelin, Andrei Iosivas and Dylan Classi.

Inside Linebackers Coach

Mike Weick

PRINCETON RECRUITING AREAS — Arkansas; Kansas; Missouri; New Mexico; Oklahoma; Texas; New Jersey (Mercer)

Mike Weick was hired in February of 2019 after spending two seasons as linebackers coach at Bucknell.

The 2021 season saw Princeton go 9-1 and earn an Ivy League title, its third in five seasons. The Tigers had 16 All-Ivy selections including six on defense. Princeton’s defense was one of the best in the FCS as it allowed the second fewest first downs (149), was third in rushing defense (73.2), eighth in team sacks per game (3.3) and ninth in total defense (274.1).

Running Backs Coach

Brandon Cuevas

PRINCETON RECRUITING AREAS — District of Columbia; Maryland; Virginia; Oregon; Washington; New Jersey (Morris, Sussex), New York (Upstate)

Brandon Cuevas is in his second year with the Princeton staff after spending two years at Lehigh, where he coached running backs in 2018 and tight ends in 2019.

The 2021 season saw Princeton go 9-1 and earn an Ivy League title, its third in five seasons. The Tigers had 16 All-Ivy selections including 10 first-team honorees, a program record. The offense ranked first in the Ivy League in scoring (33.4), second in passing offense (265.5), second in passing efficiency (147.0) and third in total offense (392.4). Collin Eaddy picked up First-Team All-Ivy honors.

Offensive Line Coach

Chris Zarkoskie

PRINCETON RECRUITING AREAS — Alaska; Iowa; Illinois; Michigan; Minnesota; North Dakota; Nebraska; South Dakota; Wisconsin; New Jersey (Essex, Union)

Chris Zarkoskie, a 2013 New Hampshire graduate, is in his second year on the Princeton staff. 

The 2021 season saw Princeton go 9-1 and earn an Ivy League title, its third in five seasons. The Tigers had 16 All-Ivy selections including 10 first-team honorees, a program record. The offense ranked first in the Ivy League in scoring (33.4), second in passing offense (265.5), second in passing efficiency (147.0) and third in total offense (392.4).

Co-Defensive Coordinator/Defensive Backs Coach

E.J. Henderson

PRINCETON RECRUITING AREAS — Alabama; Florida; Louisiana; Mississippi; South Carolina; New Jersey (Middlesex, Monmouth)

E.J. Henderson is in his second stint on the Princeton football coaching staff, as he was previously with the Tigers from 2007-10. A well-liked and well-respected member of the Princeton Athletic Department back then, he has since gone on to make five other stops, including most recently spending the last three seasons on the staff at Ivy rival Cornell.

Director of Football Operations

Maya Ana Callender

Maya Ana Callender is going into her fourth season as Director of Football Operations at Princeton after serving in an assistant operations role.

Callender is responsible for internal and external aspects of the program. Her work touches key areas such as team travel, team communication, player engagement, recruiting, alumni relations, compliance and camps. Before coming to Princeton, she spent a year at Belhaven University in Jackson, Mississippi while working in an interim director of football operations role and on a master’s degree.

The Bronx, New York native graduated from Utica College in 2016 with a Marketing Management degree where she was a four-year head manager for the football program. She was one of 40 women chosen for the 2020 NFL Women in Career’s Football Forum and selected to participate in the 2021-22 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Women’s Summit for Careers in Football. Callender recently just completed a training camp football operations rotational internship with the Philadelphia Eagles, where she worked with internal operations and personnel staff.

Director of Football Creative Content

Jared Montano

Jared Montano is in his third year as Director of Football Creative Content after spending two years as Social Media Coordinator.

Montano works to advance the football program’s social media presence, especially on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. He also works in graphic design, editing of highlights, photography and in-game tweeting while also serving as the liaison for NFL scouts.

Director of Performance

Jason Gallucci

Jason Gallucci came to Princeton in May of 2000 and was promoted to Director of Performance in January of 2017.  Prior to his current position, Jason served as Assistant Athletic Director/Director of Strength and Conditioning overseeing Princeton’s 37 varsity programs.
 
Jason graduated from Penn State University in 1997 with a degree in Exercise and Sport Science and then continued his education at his alma mater to earn a Master’s of Science in Kinesiology/Biomechanics.  He did this while serving as an assistant strength coach for the Penn State football team.  During his tenure at Princeton, Jason has also served on the abstract review committee for the American College of Sports Medicine, was an advisory board member for the Mercer County Community College Exercise Science program, was an advisor to Polar Electro Inc., a published author, and has presented at numerous national and regional conferences. 
 
Growing up in New Jersey, Jason was a three sport athlete and continued his athletic career as a member of the Penn State Football team.  He currently lives in Robbinsville with his wife Angelique, son Jason, and daughter Sorella.

Football Business Operations & Alumni Liaison

Stacie Traube

Stacie Traube is celebrating her 35th year with the Princeton football program, as well as her 38th at the University. Stacie works closely with head coach Bob Surace, the two operations directors and the rest of the staff in all day-to-day operations of the football program. She has been a part of eight of the program’s 13 Ivy League titles.

Stacie does a significant amount of work with both the alumni and in business operations, as well as managing the overall office.

She began her career at Princeton in the politics department, working closely with the late Prof. Walter F. Murphy. Her name (nee Scofield) can be found within in Murphy’s acknowledgements in the preface of the Con-Interp textbook.

Stacie and husband Jim, who has worked on campus with the roof shop for more than 20 years, have two children Michael and Jennifer.  Jennifer and her husband John have two children, Riley and Bentley. Stacie and Jim, with a couple of close friends, have attended almost every Princeton home game throughout her tenure with the program and as many away games as possible.

who is also employee at the Princeton roof shop, have two children, Michael and Jennifer, and two grandchildren Riley and Bentley. Along with her family, Traube has attended almost every Princeton home game throughout her tenure with the football program.

Athletic Trainer

George O’Neil

George O’Neil has served as an athletic trainer at Princeton since 1989. He currently works with the football, men’s golf and men’s lacrosse teams. During his tenure at Princeton, he also has worked with lightweight football, men’s basketball, women’s swimming and diving, baseball and men’s and women’s track and field.

O’Neil also served as the athletic trainer for Team USA when it won the gold medal at the 1998 and 2002 World Lacrosse Championships. Currently he is a member of U.S. Lacrosse’s Sport Science and Safety committee.

O’Neil earned his undergraduate degree at Brockport State and his master’s degree in athletic training from Ohio University. He is a member of the National Athletic Trainers Association and serves as the chairperson of the Eastern Athletic Trainers Association’s Dr. Moyer Award, which annually honors a team physician who supports the athletic training profession.

O’Neil and his wife, Dana, a senior write for The Fieldhouse, the college basketball arm of The Atlantic, live in Newtown, Pa., with their daughter, Madigan and their son, Kieran.