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Colgate’s Dakosty finalizes coaching staff

Posted 7/19/22

The Colgate University football team’s coaching staff has added two more members for the upcoming season.

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Colgate’s Dakosty finalizes coaching staff


HAMILTON — The Colgate University football team’s coaching staff has added two more members for the upcoming season.

Head coach Stan Dakosty has added Abbey Paduano as the director of football operations and Justin Karriem for quality control.

Paduano most recently served as the athletics event and marketing coordinator for Colgate. She helped with in-game promotions and game day operations, while also managing student workers. Paduano also interned at the Adirondack Bank Center, working in facility operations and event planning. She also spent time working with the Utica Comets.

Dakosty said she “brings an incredible amount of organization and energy to a position that is the backbone of our day-to-day operations. During her time on campus this past year, she impressed so many people within the department on a daily basis.”

Paduano was also a member of the SUNY Cortland women’s ice hockey team, playing in 64 games. Paduano earned her bachelor’s degree in sport facility and event management in 2020 from Cortland and her master’s in human resources in 2022 from Albany Law School.

Karriem most recently had a two-year stint as the defensive pass game coordinator/defensive backs coach at the Catholic University of America. He assisted with the defense while also leading the secondary that was first in the NEWMAC conference.

Prior to his time there, Karriem spent seven years coaching for Potomac High School, serving in a variety of positions.

Karriem has mentored players who have gone on to play at Division I schools and has recruiting experience from more than 12 states.

Karriem earned his bachelor’s degree in sport management from Towson University in 2013.

“We are excited to welcome Justin to the Colgate Football family,” Dakosty said. “His experiences on the field, in the classroom, and in his community, all add great value to our program. Justin will wear a lot of different hats within the program and will be a huge asset to the day-to-day operations, both on and off the field. We know he’ll have a great impact on our players and program.”


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