Jerry Petercuskie's Coaching Career
EDUCATION: Earned a B.A. in psychology from Boston College in 1975. Earned his M.Ed. in counseling from Penn State in 1977.
PERSONAL DATA: Born 7/8/53 in Pittston, Pa. Married to the former Karen Lovejoy of Clark, N.J. The couple has three children: John (25) graduated from NC State and currently works for Janus Corporation in Denver, Colo., Mark (23), who just completed his eligibility at the University of New Hampshire where he played linebacker and studied sociology and justice studies and Alexandra (21) is junior at NC State studying journalism. His father, John Petercuskie, coached in high school, college and the NFL for 40 years.
BOWL EXPERIENCE: At NC State - 2011 Belk Bowl, 2010 Champs Sports Bowl, 2008 Papajohns.com Bowl; At Boston College - 2006 Meineke Care Care Bowl; 2005 MPC Computers Bowl, 2004 Continental Tire Bowl, 2003 Diamond Walnut San Francisco Bowl, 2002 Motor City Bowl, 2001 Music City Bowl, 2000 Aloha Bowl, 1999 Insight.com Bowl; At Virginia - 1996 Carquest Bowl, 1995 Peach Bowl; At Penn State - 1977 Fiesta Bowl, 1976 Gator Bowl.
OTHER HIGHLIGHTS: Coached return specialist T.J. Graham to first-team All-ACC honors in 2011. Graham set a new school and ACC record for most career kickoff return yards (3,153). Also the only school nationally to have a true freshman start at placekicker, punter and long snapper. In 2010, placekicker Josh Czajkowski set a school record for career PATs and for consecutive PATs. In 2009, Czajkowski hit 10 of 12 field goal attempts and posted a 58.3 yard kickoff average. In 2008, the Pack's kick return average of 23.1 ranked second in the ACC and was the sixth-best mark in school history. T.J. Graham set an NC State single-season kick return record of 893 yards and a school freshman kick return average mark of 25.1 to earn honorable mention All-ACC honors. NC State boasted a 13.2 yard punt return average in 2007, the fifth-best mark in school history. The Pack also ranked second in the ACC in field goal percentage in 2008. Coached returner Darrell Blackman, a second-team all-conference performer as a specialist in 2007. Coached Steven Hauschka, who went 16-of-18 (.889) on field goals, the sixth best percentage in a single season in Wolfpack history. Hauschka was a semi-finalist for the Lou Groza Award. The 2006 Boston College squad ranked fourth nationally in kickoff returns, while freshman returner Jeff Smith ranked eighth. BC's Will Blackmon finished second on the NCAA's all-time kick return yardage list, earned All-ACC honorable mention as a specialist in 2005 and All-Big East second team in 2004. Boston College's 2004 kickoff return team ranked first in the Big East, fourth in the nation. The 2004 Eagles ranked first in the Big East in net yards per punt and in kickoff coverage. The 2001 Eagles led Big East in net punting and kickoff coverage. In 2001, Kevin McMyler led Big East in punting and was named second-team all-conference. In 1999, William Green was ranked first in the Big East and 14th in the nation in kickoff returns. Jason Malecki (Boston College) led the Big East in punting in 1998.
PROFESSIONAL PLAYERS COACHED: At NC State - Steven Hauschka; At Boston College - Will Blackmon, William Green, John Matich, Jason Mylecki, Sandro Sciortino; At Virginia - Tony Dingle; At Liberty - Sebastine Berry; At Rutgers - George Bankos, Scott Miller, Harry Swayne, Tony Sagnella; At Brown - Steve Jordan