Lance Overby is in his tenth year with the UMass athletic department, serving as academic counselor for the football team. He is responsible for tutoring, academic achievement, counseling, planning programs for career achievement.
Overby spent the 2002 season as an assistant wide receivers coach at Northeastern, helping the Huskies to an overall record of 10-3 and a share of the Atlantic 10 title working under Coach Don Brown. During the 2001 season, Overby served as a graduate assistant coach at St. Francis (PA) while completing his masters in Ed/Leadership.
In 2000, Overby graduated with a degree in Educational Studies and had a minor in Psychology. While coming back for his last year Overby was a graduate student, and a four-year letterwinner for the Minutemen as a defensive back. He totaled 152 tackles, three interceptions, five sacks and 13 pass breakups during his collegiate career, while helping UMass win the NCAA Division I-AA national championship in 1998, and as Atlantic 10 Conference title in 1999.
A native of Staten Island, N.Y., Overby now resides in Enfield, Conn.
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