Eric Ludwig returns for his eighth season in 2019 as the Offensive Coordinator & Offensive Line Coach at Wesleyan.
In 2017, the Wesleyan offense set 22 team and individual records. The offense averaged 417.8 yards per game, including a Wesleyan record 303 yards passing per contest. It led the NESCAC in both First Down Offense (209) and Time of Possession (34:06). The Cardinals also set school records in passing completions in a game with 39 (vs. Middlebury), passing completions in a season with 237, and touchdown passes in a season with 22. The combo of QB Mark Piccirillo ’19 and WR Mike Breuler ’18 were responsible for setting 18 individual Wesleyan records.
In 2018, on the offensive line, senior Joe Wilson was named Second Team ALL-NESCAC. In his seven seasons at Wesleyan, Coach Ludwig has had at least one Offensive Lineman named to the All-NESCAC team every year and 10 Offensive Lineman in total earning All-NESCAC honors.
Ludwig joined the Cardinal coaching staff in 2012 after serving as the Offensive Coordinator and Offensive Line coach at N.Y. Maritime College. In his two seasons as Offensive Coordinator, N.Y. Maritime went 18-3 and made an appearance in the NCAA Division III National Playoffs. For three seasons as the Offensive Line coach, Ludwig coached nine All-Conference linemen. N.Y. Maritime led all of Division III in both 2009 and 2010 in sacks allowed and finished the 2009 season ranked fourth in the nation in rushing offense. Ludwig also spent time as the Recruiting Coordinator and the Strength and Conditioning Coach at Maritime.
Prior to his stint at Maritime, Ludwig was the Offensive Line Graduate Assistant Coach at Springfield College for two seasons. In 2007, Springfield was second in the nation in sacks allowed and third in rushing offense. Before arriving at Springfield, Ludwig coached the Tight Ends for Williams College under current Wesleyan Director of Athletics Mike Whalen. The 2006 team finished 8-0 in the NESCAC.
A 2006 graduate of Williams College, Ludwig was a captain of the 2005 squad and earned All-NESCAC, All-ECAC, and All-American honors as an Offensive Lineman. He also played in the Aztec Bowl, a Division III All-Star game played between the United States and Mexico.
Eric and his wife Rachel, the Deputy Director of Athletics at Wesleyan, currently reside in East Hampton, Conn. with their two sons, Will and Jack.