Joined Flames Nation: June 2019
Football Staff Responsibilities: • Part of the Flames' special teams and defensive coaching staff • Works directly with Liberty's linebackers, plus all four phases of the special teams units
Flames Football Highlights: • Helped the Flames post an 8-5 record in their first full season at the FBS level in 2019 • Liberty defeated Georgia Southern in the FBC Mortgage Cure Bowl, becoming the third team in NCAA history to win a bowl game during its first season at the FBS level • Joined Liberty's coaching staff as a defensive graduate assistant in 2019 • Promoted to a Defensive Quality Control staff member in January 2020
Road to Liberty University: • Defensive Graduate Assistant – Arkansas (2018) • Student Assistant Coach – Arkansas (2016-17)
Getting to Know Eric Ponio: • Graduate of Arkansas (2017 and 2019) - B.S. in Business Administration majoring in Accounting - M.S. in Operations Management • Currently pursuing his M.A. in Sports Administration at Liberty University • Member of the Arkansas Razorbacks football team (2013-14) • Native of Chicago, Ill.