Mike Teel returns to the Cougar sideline for his second stint as an assistant coach. After making his collegiate coaching debut in 2011 for Kean, Teel moved on to Wagner College for the 2012 season.
A three-year starter and two-time captain at Rutgers University, Teel closed out his career as the Scarlet Knights’ all-time passing yardage leader with 9,398 yards and 98 touchdowns. His 9,173 yards of total offense were also a program record and ranked sixth in Big East history, while his passing yardage is the third highest total in Big East history.
During his senior year in 2008, Teel earned National Player of the Week honors after throwing for six touchdowns and 362 yards against #17 University of Pittsburgh, before closing out the regular season with school records of 447 yards and seven touchdowns in a win over Louisville. In his final collegiate game, Teel earned Most Valuable Player honors of the 2008 PapaJohns.com Bowl Game, after rallying Rutgers from a 17-6 deficit to finish with 319 yards and two touchdowns in the win over NC State.
Teel, who became the first quarterback in school history to lead the Scarlet Knights to three bowl championships, was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks in the sixth round of the NFL draft in 2009. He also spent time with the New England Patriots and Chicago Bears.
A two-time all-state selection as a prep star, Teel led Don Bosco to a state championship in the parochial division and posted a 23-0 record as a starter. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in business management from Rutgers and has been actively involved in numerous charity organizations.