2016-17 Football
Donnie Suber
Head Coach/Defensive Coordinator
Dewayne Alexander
Quarterbacks/Offensive Coordinator
Bobby Brown
Running Backs
Buddy Brown
Defensive Line
Brad Bustle
Offensive Line
Arnold Little
Nathan Luce
Wide Receivers
Scott Murray
Assistant Coach
Cole Peeples
Graduate Assistant
Broc Loveless
Graduate Assistant
Full Roster
Nathan Luce

Nathan Luce

Wide Receivers

Phone (615) 547-1347
Email nluce@cumberland.edu

Nathan Luce begins his fourth year in his second stint at Cumberland University, coaching wide receivers and special teams for the third straight season after working with running backs and special teams in 2012.

Cumberland ranked fourth in the nation in rushing offense per game (269.7) and fifth in total rushing offense (2,967 yards) as well as 13th in fewest sacks against per game (1.2) in 2012. The Phoenix averaged 31.0 points per outing and running back Lemeco Miller broke single-season school records for total touchdowns (21) and rushing touchdowns (19) while earning Mid-South Conference Offensive Player of the Year honors.

As part of his special teams duties, CU ranked fifth nationally in punt return yards per attempt (15.7) in 2014 and 17 in kickoff yards per attempt (22.3) in 2013.

Luce spent two years as a graduate assistant at Cumberland in 2004-05, coaching defense his first season and developing weekly scouting reports as well as handling both the offensive and defensive scout teams. He was responsible for running backs during his second season, along with special teams, and helped recruit southeast Tennessee and Florida. He also handled video editing for the offense and defense. He spent the spring of 2006 at Cumberland finishing his master’s with former head coach Dewayne Alexander.

Luce then spent two seasons at Colorado College in Colorado Springs, Colo., coaching running backs and signaling plays in a no-huddle offense for the Tigers. He contributed to the development, implementation and strategy for weekly game plans and handled recruiting responsibilities in the states of Florida, Ohio, Arizona, California, Oregon and Washington. He also handled video editing for the offense, defense and special teams as well and one player was voted First Team All-Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference.

From there Luce moved to Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio, coaching running backs and signaling plays in a no-huddle offense for three seasons for the Lords. He contributed heavily in game planning and scouting reports and was in charge of the punt team during his time at Kenyon. He handled video editing for the offense and was responsible for recruiting in the states of Ohio, Colorado, Michigan, western New York and Florida. Luce also served as the team’s equipment manager during one season.

Luce received his bachelor’s in Health and Physical Recreation from Heidelberg College in 2004 and earned his master’s in Organizational Leadership and Human Relations from Cumberland in 2006.

Year Position School Record Postseason
2014 Assistant Coach Cumberland Univ. 6-5  
2013 Assistant Coach Cumberland Univ. 7-4  
2012 Assistant Coach Cumberland Univ. 8-3  
2010 Assistant Coach Kenyon College 0-10  
2009 Assistant Coach Kenyon College 3-7  
2008 Assistant Coach Kenyon College 1-9  
2007 Assistant Coach Colorado College 4-6  
2006 Assistant Coach Colorado College 5-5  
2005 Graduate Assistant Cumberland Univ. 2-8  
2004 Graduate Assistant Cumberland Univ. 0-10