|Previous College:||Texas Tech '96|
Marc Saldana enters his third season on the Wesley football staff in 2019. After leading the quarterbacks in 2018, Saldana will coach the tight ends in 2020.
In 2018, Saldana helped Khaaliq Burroughs earn the second All-New Jersey Athletic Conference honor of his career. Burroughs led the conference total offense, passing yards and completions. Burroughs was also named the MVP of the Eastern College Athletic Conference Clayton Chapman Bowl.
A longtime assistant coach, Saldana most recently served as an assistant with Division II Lincoln University for five years. Most recently, Saldana was the offensive coordinator and quarterback coach for the Lions during the 2017 season. In 2017, the Lions averaged the most points and yards per game since 2012. Saldana also coached the wide receivers and running backs during his stint at Lincoln.
Prior to Lincoln, Saldana was the offensive coordinator of the Katy Copperheads and Katy Ruff Riders and an offensive assistant for Beaumont Drillers and Lubbock Gunslingers for various indoor football leagues. From 1997-2000, he served as an offensive coordinator and quarterback coach in Europe with Gladiatori Roma in Rome, Italy, the A1 Rangers in Vienna, Austria and the East City Giants in Helsinki, Finland.
Saldana played quarterback at Angelo State University before transferring to Texas Tech University for three years. After graduating from Texas Tech, Saldana played professionally for three seasons with the Texas Bullets, Austin Rockers and Laredo Law of the Professional Indoor Football League.
Saldana earned a degree in exercise and sport sciences in 1996 with a minor in history from Texas Tech University.