Penn State has added Eric Sachse, previously a special teams analyst at Auburn, for the same title, as listed on the athletic department’s directory.
Sachse will help with special teams analysis and analytics, joining Eric Raisbeck, who’s entering his fourth season on head coach James Franklin’s staff.
He and Raisebeck will assist special teams coordinator Stacy Collins with scouting both opponents and Penn State’s team, among other responsibilities.
Per a job listing, Penn State was looking for a person who could “organize, coordinate and perform special teams analysis of practices, competition and future Penn State opponents.”
Sachse will also put together film of special teams recruits that will be looked at by Collins. Sachse will also help put player visits together.
Sachse kicked at Boise State in 2019. He made 61 of 62 extra point attempts and 14 of 17 field goals.
Before that, he played at Trinity College, where he made 29 field goals. Sachse’s hometown is Holden, Massachusetts, and he played his high school football at Cheshire Academy in Connecticut.
From there, Sachse got into coaching, spending two seasons on Bryan Harsin’s staff at Auburn.
PSU has now added four staff members with ties to the Mid-Atlantic Region. Sachse joins D.J. Bryant and Khalil Ahmad— both of whom are in the recruiting department— and new wide receivers coach Marques Hagans. Bryant is from Maryland, Ahmad from New Jersey and Hagans Virginia. Hagans played quarterback at UVA in the early-mid 2000s and coached there from 2011 threw getting the Penn State job. He was the wide receivers coach at his alma mater from 2013-22.
The program gains an analyst shortly after losing one. Earlier this week, Ken Whisenhunt left Penn State to join Nick Saban’s staff at Alabama.
Whisenhunt, a former NFL head coach, had been an offensive analyst at Penn State for the past two seasons.