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Jeff LePak

Special Teams Coordinator • Tight Ends

Jeff LePak was promoted to special teams coordinator and tight ends coach in 2024. He joined the Vanderbilt coaching staff in February of 2021 and served as a quality control assistant, working primarily with the special teams, before being named special teams analyst prior to the 2022 season.

LePak has assisted in taking the special teams to new levels. The Commodores have ranked among the top 45 in ESPN’s Special Teams Efficiency the last two seasons after they inherited a group outside of the top 100 the season prior to their arrival.

In 2023, Vanderbilt had two All-SEC specialists for the first time in school history in 2023, as Matthew Hayball was selected first-team punter and Wesley Schelling was voted second-team long snapper. It was the second straight season Schelling was named All-SEC, becoming the first two-time All-SEC honoree at any position for the Commodores since 2016. Hayball, a finalist for the Ray Guy Award, was Vandy’s first All-SEC punter since 1996.

Before Vanderbilt, LePak was with the Syracuse staff for the 2020 season as an offensive analyst. In his role as analyst, LePak supported the offensive coaching staff in implementing game plans and practice preparation. He was responsible for reviewing game film and providing analytical assessments of opponents, as well as self-scouting reports of Syracuse’s personnel, schemes and tendencies.

LePak was also a member of the Syracuse staff from 2016-18 and spent the 2019 season as the inside receivers coach at McNeese State.

LePak held multiple positions during his first stint with the Orange. He was hired as Syracuse’s operations and recruiting assistant in February 2016. Later that year, LePak became the program’s special teams quality control coach, a position he held through the end of the 2018 season. The Orange fielded some of college football’s best coverage units and led the ACC in net punting in each of LePak’s two full seasons working with Syracuse’s special teams.

At McNeese State, LePak was a member of an offensive staff that helped the Cowboys improve dramatically in nearly every statistical category from the previous year. In 2019, McNeese State saw an increase in total yards per game (+92 yards from 2018), passing yards per game (+40), rushing yards per game (+54), points per game (+6) and touchdown passes (+12). Additionally, LePak pupil Cyron Sutton set the McNeese State single-season record with 67 receptions.

A star tight end at Eastern Illinois, LePak started his coaching career as a graduate assistant under Dino Babers in 2015 at Bowling Green. LePak worked with the team’s tight ends and was part of a staff that led the Falcons to the Mid-American Conference title and a berth in the GoDaddy Bowl.

A Belton, Texas native, LePak was a wide receiver at Baylor from 2010-12 before transferring to Eastern Illinois. LePak caught 81 passes for more than 1,000 yards and nine touchdowns in two seasons with the Panthers, including 51 catches and eight touchdowns in 2013. A team captain as a senior, LePak was a two-time All-Ohio Valley Conference First Team selection. He earned All-America honors in 2013 after helping the Panthers reach the FCS quarterfinals.

LePak graduated with a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Eastern Illinois in 2014.

The LePak File
Hometown: Belton, Texas
High School: Belton
College: Eastern Illinois (psychology, 2014)

Playing Career
2010-12 • Baylor (wide receiver)
2013-14 • Eastern Illinois (tight end)

Coaching Career

2015 • Bowling Green • Graduate Assistant (tight ends)
2016 • Syracuse • Analyst
2017 • Syracuse • Analyst
2018 • Syracuse • Analyst
2019 • McNeese State • Inside Receivers
2020 • Syracuse • Analyst
2021 • Vanderbilt • Quality Control
2022 • Vanderbilt • Analyst (special teams)
2023 • Vanderbilt • Analyst (special teams)

Postseason Experience
2015 • Bowling Green • MAC Championship Game
2015 • Bowling Green • GoDaddy Bowl
2018 • Syracuse • Camping World Bowl