OFFENSIVE COACHING STAFF
Doug Malone | Co-Offensive Coordinator/Tight Ends
A veteran coach with collegiate and professional football coaching experience, Doug Malone joined the Western Illinois staff in January 2016. Malone serves as the Co-Offensive Coordinator on Charlie Fisher's staff and works directly with the tight ends.
During the 2016 season, the offense ranked 32nd in total offense, 41st in scoring offense and held a No. 17 national ranking in passing offense. The offensive line ranked 20th nationally in tackles for a loss allowed.
Malone spent the previous five years in the Canadian Football League, most recently with the British Columbia Lions as the offensive line coach. The Lions advanced to the Western Conference semifinals in 2015 and Malone coached the All-West ‘Offensive Lineman of the Year’ and the team finished second in the CFL for fewest quarterback sacks allowed.
From 2013-14 he worked with Saskatchewan Roughriders as the offensive line coach and during his time won a Grey Cup Championship. Both years he coached an All-West CFL Offensive Lineman and the league’s ‘Offensive Lineman of the Year’. The Roughriders were second both seasons in rushing offense and one year was third in the fewest sacks allowed.
Malone was an Offensive Line coach for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in 2011-12. The team led the CFL in passing offense, points and passing touchdowns during the 2012 campaign and Malone coached an All-East CFL Offensive Lineman. During his first year Hamilton won its first playoff game in 10 years and marched to the Eastern Conference finals.
In the three years before joining the CFL, Malone worked at Presbyterian College as the offensive coordinator. The Blue Hose twice led the Big South Conference in passing offense and passing TDs. In 2007 he was the offensive coordinator at Western Carolina. The Catamounts had their first All-American in 14 years (at wide receiver) and a running back broke the all-time season all-purpose yards record.
The prior year at Tennessee Tech he served as the acting head coach, and the Golden Eagles turned in their most Ohio Valley Conference wins since 2000 and most road wins in seven years.
His coaching career included stops at: Tennessee Tech (1999-2006), Wingate (1986-98) and Cal State-Northridge (1983-85). During his final five years at Wingate he served as head coach.
Malone earned a bachelor’s degree from Carson-Newman (Physical Education) and a master’s degree in Sports Sciences from the United States Sports Academy.
He and his wife Jenny have two daughters, Megan and Molly, and a son Derek. They have two granddaughters, Kenry and Ruthie.
Ty Howle | Offensive Line / Recruiting Coordinator
Tyler Howle reunited with Charlie Fisher at Western Illinois, joining the coaching staff in January 2016. He will work as an assistant coach in charge of the offensive line and during the 2016 off-season took over as the recruiting coordinator.
In his first year with the Leathernecks, center Jacob Judd earned All-Missouri Valley Football Conference honors and entering the 2017 season was a preseason All-American selection. Judd and James Torgerson earned honors in the classroom, both being selected to the CoSIDA Academic All-District team and earn Academic All-MVFC accolades. Judd would go on and earn Second Team Academic All-America honors.
The offense ended the season 20th in fewest tackles for a loss allowed and 31st in sacks allowed. The offensive line also helped Western rank 17th in passing offense, 12th in time of possession and 30th in third down conversions.
Howle spent the previous two years at North Carolina State as a graduate assistant with the offensive line. He worked on film breakdown, defensive scout team preparation and recruiting.
A two-year starter at Penn State and a four-year letterwinner along the offensive line, Howle played for the Nittany Lions from 2010-13. He started at center and left guard, helping protect the quarterbacks that Fisher coached during his tenure at Penn State.
Howle was a four-time Academic All-Big Ten selection and capped his career by receiving the Maginnis Memorial Award, given to the most outstanding senior offensive lineman.
Howle earned his bachelor’s degree from Penn State in Kinesiology, then his master’s degree from NC State in Liberal Studies. He and his wife Karen were married in summer 2016 and reside in Macomb.
David Rocco | WRs / Dir. On-Campus Recruiting / HS Relations
David Rocco joined Charlie Fisher’s coaching staff in January 2016 and serves as an assistant coach in charge of the wide receivers, and Director of On-Campus Recruiting/High School Relations.
During the 2016 season, the wide receivers turned in a standout season helping the passing game rank 17th nationally averaging 269 yards per game. He coached Lance Lenoir, Jr., who finished his career as the Western Illinois record holder for virtually every season and career standard. Lenior finished the year earning First Team All-Missouri Valley Football Conference and Second Team All-American honors.
Lenoir signed a free agent contract with the Dallas Cowboys during the off-season. He and Joey Borsellino ended their careers as two of the top wide receivers in program history.
Rocco spent the previous three years at Richmond, first as an offensive intern and quality control assistant coach before getting promoted to Director of Player Personnel in April 2015. In his recent role, Rocco assisted with the football operations staff and recruiting, while serving as an assistant to the offensive staff and working with the quarterbacks. After the 2015 season, Richmond finished ranked third nationally and finished with more than 3,600 passing yards.
Prior to working at Richmond, Rocco was a student assistant at Liberty assisting the video operations and serving as a quality control analyst.
At Liberty Christian Academy, Rocco was a two-year starter at wide receiver and defensive back, and was part of the 2007 VISAA state championship team.
He earned his bachelor’s degree in Sport Management in 2013 and his master’s degree in Sport Administration from Liberty in 2015.
JP Boudreaux | Running Backs
JP Boudreaux joined head coach Charlie Fisher's staff in summer 2016 as a defensive assistant working with the linebackers. During the off-season he moved over to the offensive side of the ball and coaches the running backs while supervising the day-to-day operations.
Last year's defense ranked eighth nationally in fourth down conversion percentage defense, 45th in rushing defense and 40th in passes intercepted.
He joined the Leathernecks after spending three years at the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee. Boudreaux worked all three years with the linebacker corps.
A 2013 graduate of Sewanee with his bachelor's degree, during his senior year he led the team with four sacks, 11.0 tackles for a loss, one forced fumble and a fumble recovery. His 50 tackles ranked third on the team.
The Fort Worth, Texas, native twice earned All-Conference honors.