Sean Saturnio is in his seventh season in 2020 as a member of the Army West Point football coaching staff and returns as the special teams coordinator in 2020, a role he served in for the 2016 and 2017 seasons. Heheads back as the leader of the special teams unit after spending the previous two seasons (2018-19)as Army’s tight ends coach.Saturnioplayed an integral role in his two years coaching the tight ends, as the unit assisted the offensive line in having one of the best rushing attacks in the country each year.Since the start of the 2016 season, Army is averaging a nation’s best 327.8 yards per game on the ground.In 2018, Saturnio helped Army capture Commander in Chief’s Trophy titles for the second-straight year and earn a bowl in the Armed Forces Bowl and the Black Knights finished 19th the rankings to end the season.As special teams coordinator, hementored punter Nick Schrage into a weapon for field position in 2017 as he was named a nominee for the Ray Guy Award as the nation’s top punter. Schrage improved his average by over seven yards per kick that season.The Black Knights’ Special Teams unitfinished with their highest STE (Special TeamsEfficiency) in 2017, hightest rating rating since 2010 according to the college and pro statistical analysis site Football Outsiders. The unit was tied for eighth nationally in block punts in 2016 and tied for ninth in 2017.
-Under Saturnio’s tutelage, punter Zach Harding, a candidate for the Ray Guy Award, has downed eight punts within the 20 yard line and is averaging43.4 yards per punt.-He’s also coached freshman returner Tyrell Robinson to a 21.3 yards per kick return, good for 37thnationally. Also ranks 26thwith 8.0 yard per punt return.- Ryan Duran leads the country with three blocked kicks to his credit.
– The seven blocked kicks are the most in for the Black Knights in the Jeff Monken era.- The Black Knights lead the nation with seven blocked kicks and have the individual leader in Ryan Duran with three. The unit also leads the nation with three blocked punts.-Freshman returner Tyrell Robinson to a 21.3 yards per kick return, good for 37thnationally. Also ranks 26thwith 8.0 yard per punt return.-Under Saturnio’s tutelage, punter Zach Harding has downed eight punts within the 20 yard line and is averaging43.4 yards per punt.