|Title:||Wide Receivers / Video Coordinator|
|Year:||3rd at Campbell / 7th Coaching|
North Carolina: Onslow, Carteret, Jones, Craven, Pamlico, Beaufort, Hyde, Washington, Tyrrell, Dare, Gates, Chowan, Currituck, Camden, Pasquotank, Perquimans
Virginia: Isle of Wright, James City, Surry, York, Gloucester, Matthew, Middlesex, Lancaster, Northumberland, Northampton, Accomack, Chesapeake, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Hampton, Newport News, Poquoson
Auxiliary: New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Pennsylvania
Andre Fontenette begins his third season as the wide receivers coach at Campbell and his seventh season coaching at the collegiate level.
In 2011, Fontenette’s second with the program, the Camels set modern day program records for receptions (181), yards (1,989), receiving touchdowns (14) and receptions per game (16.5), while the Campbell offense produced its most effective season to date.
While toppling the school’s reception yards total by well over 300 yards, the CU offense set standards for total offense, touchdowns, offense per game, all purpose yards, as well as scoring.
In addition, Paul Constantine was named a Pioneer Football League All-Conference Honorable Mention.
The Camels finished 2011 at 6-5 overall and 5-3 in Pioneer Football League play, enjoying their highest win total and first winning season since restarting the program in 2008.
In Fontenette’s first season in Buies Creek, the CU receiving core caught 94 passes for 1,007 yards and seven touchdowns, with Harrison Jordan leading the team in both catches (29) and yards (334). The team’s receivers also proved to be efficient and effective in the return game, combining to field 42 kicks for 789 yards.
Prior to Campbell, Fontenette spent the previous two years at Maine working as an offensive assistant, coaching the Black Bear wide receivers. In 2009 Maine led the Colonial Athletic Association in passing offense and ranked fourth in scoring offense. Under Fontenette’s tutelage, Maine receiver Landis Williams led the conference in receptions and receiving yards per game. Fontenette also worked as the special teams’ assistant at Maine, directing the gunners on the punt team, also running special teams and scout teams.
Fontenette spent the 2007 season as the wide receivers coach at Wagner College. As a graduate assistant coach he worked with all 10 receivers and ran daily meetings with the group.
He began his coaching career at Brockport State University, where he was also the wide receivers coach as a graduate assistant for the Golden Eagles during the 2006 season. In addition to his on-the-field duties, Fontenette was involved with recruiting and helped produce weekly game plans.
Fontenette was a three-year letterwinner and a two-year starter for Syracuse University. He ended his career with 33 catches for 379 yards. During his playing career, Fontenette was honored with the Ray Martino Award, presented to the player who presents loyalty, enthusiasm and perseverance to the Orange football program.
The Rochester, N.Y. native graduated from Syracuse in 2004 with his bachelor’s degree in sociology and minors in communications and African American studies.