2017-18 Football
Randy Sanders
Head Coach
Billy Taylor
Defensive Coordinator/Inside Linebackers
Daryl Daye
Defensive Line/Special Teams Coordinator
Gary Downs
Running Backs
Dylan Lewellyn
Outside Linebackers
Mike Rader, Ed.D.
Offensive Coordinator/Wide Receivers
Allan Johnson
Strength and Conditioning
Nathan Barger, ATC
Assistant Athletic Trainer
John Ellis Davis
Graduate Assistant -- Defense
Devin Whitehead
Graduate Assistant -- Offense
Dylan Leffingwell
Graduate Assistant -- Strength and Conditioning
Ben Rabe
Graduate Assistant -- Strength and Conditioning
Daniel Wedding
Graduate Assistant -- Strength and Conditioning
Reid Lewis
Video Coordinator
Full Roster
2017-18
Roster
Dylan Lewellyn

Dylan Lewellyn

Outside Linebackers

Email football@etsu.edu

After spending the 2015 season as a graduate assistant (defense), Dylan Lewellyn was promoted to ETSU’s outside linebackers coach in 2016. Lewellyn now enters his fourth season with the Blue and Gold in 2018. 

In his first two seasons as the Bucs’ outside linebackers coach, Lewellyn has seen Austin Gatewood, Trey Quillin and Blake Bockrath total 304 tackles, 44.5 tackles for loss, 13 sacks, eight forced fumbles and two interceptions. Gatewood – who has played in 32 of the possible 33 games – has posted 144 tackles (19.0 TFL), 3.5 sacks and six forced fumbles in his first three seasons, while Quillin finished his career with 107 tackles (16.5 TFL) and five sacks in three years. In his first season in 2017, Bockrath was named to the SoCon All-Freshman Team after totaling 57 tackles, nine tackles for loss, 4.5 sacks and one forced fumble. Bockrath was also named Freshman All-American Honorable Mention by Hero Sports.

In 2017, ETSU’s defense was one of the tops in the Southern Conference as the Blue and Gold ranked third in total defense (345.8). The Bucs also ranked third in the league in pass defense (172.5) and fourth in pass defense efficiency (131.9). As a unit, the Bucs held the opposition to 10 points or less four times, while holding Robert Morris (three points) and VMI (six points) without a touchdown. In the win over Robert Morris, the Blue and Gold totaled eight sacks and three forced turnovers, marking single-game highs since the program was reinstated in 2015.

Lewellyn played collegiately at Liberty from 2010-14 and was coached by current ETSU head coach Carl Torbush in 2012. The High Point, N.C. native played in 37 games (17 starts) for the Flames, while helping guide Liberty to four Big South Championship titles – including its first ever FCS Playoff appearance and playoff win over James Madison in 2014. 

Lewellyn ranked fourth on the team in tackles in his senior season as he totaled 62 in 2014, while he posted a team-leading 16 tackles in a 56-31 win over Brevard on Sept. 13, 2014. The 16-tackle game marked the most by Liberty player since 2008. Lewellyn graduated in a senior class that compiled 38 wins over their career, which ranked fourth in school history. 

Lewellyn received his Bachelor of Science in Mathematics with a minor in Education from Liberty. He currently resides in Johnson City, while his father Don played football at Guilford College and brother Bryant played at Liberty and is the current defensive tackles coach for the Flames.