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Rod Holder | Offensive Line

Millersville University head football coach Greg Breitbach has announced the addition of Rod Holder to the coaching staff. Holder will serve as the team's offensive line coach and run game coordinator.

Holder, who was a member of two national championship teams at the University of Miami from 1986-1990, brings 14 years of Division I experience to the Marauders. His previous collegiate stop was nine years as the offensive line coach and assistant head coach at Norfolk State. Holder also coached the offensive line at Rutgers (2004-05) and Western Illinois (2002-04).

Holder made stops as the graduate assistant at Illinois, served as the running backs coach at Bentley and as a graduate assistant offensive line coach at his alma mater in 2001-02, winning a national championship with the 2001 team. He also coached a season with the Chicago Enforcers of the XFL and spent the early years of his career coaching the offensive line in three Miami high schools.

Holder was the starting center for the 1987 national championship team at Miami and started more than 20 career games. After graduating from Miami in 1990, Holder went on to play two seasons for the New York/New Jersey Knights of the World League of American Football. He earned a master's degree from the University of Illinois in 1999.


Nate Hinkle | Running Backs

A former Millersville defensive lineman, Nate Hinkle enters his third season with the coaching staff in 2015. Hinkle coached the tight ends in 2013 and then led the running backs in 2014.

In 2014, Hinkle had four different running backs rush for more than 200 yards and three of them averaged at least 4.9 yards per carry.

Hinkle was a key member to the defensive line during the 2011 and 2012 seasons, starting all 11 as a senior and playing in 22 consecutive games. During the 2012 season, Hinkle totaled 25 tackles, two interceptions, a sack and six tackles for loss.

Hinkle graduated from Millersville with a degree in history in 2015.


Palmer Hossler | Tight Ends

Veteran coach Palmer Hossler returned to his alma mater prior to the 2015 season. Out of coaching for the past 10 years in private business, Hossler will work with the offensive line. He brings 23 years of experience to the coaching staff.

Of 19 years of collegiate coaching, 12 were at the Division I level (Florida, Memphis, and Arkansas State). He also spent seven years in Division II coaching at West Chester. He has been a defensive coordinator and coached multiple positions on both sides of the ball. 
 
Several of Hossler's players play in the NFL including punter Kyle Richardson and linebacker Carlos Emmons, who has played for the Pittsburgh Steelers and New York Giants.
 
Hossler was a four-year letterman at linebacker for Millersville and earned All-PSAC East honors in 1976.
 
He and his wife Kay have two daughters: Megan (25) and Michelle (21).


Greg Hardin 
Wide Receivers

Greg Hardin, the all-time leader in receiving at the University of North Dakota, joins Coach Greg Breitbach's staff for the 2016 season. Hardin will serve as the wide receiver coach.

Millersville is Hardin's first stop as a coach after a record-setting career at North Dakota. Breitbach was Hardin's offensive coordinator prior to coming to Millersville in 2013.

Hardin was a four-year starter at wide receiver and was a three-time all-conference selection. He was a All-Big Sky First Team pick two times and a FCS All-America Third Team selection two times. He totaled back-to-back 1,000 yard seasons and finished his career with 3,583 receiving yards.

Hardin signed a free agent contract with the Denver Broncos in May of 2014 and later signed with the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the CFL in 2015.