The 2016 season marks the fifth season for Justin Embler as a member of the SHU football coaching staff. He will once again work with the Pioneer defensive line.
- Connor Caveney's selection to the All-New England Team and First-Team All-NEC and Ryan Cottrell's All-NEC Second Team selection highlighted the Pioneer defensive lines 2015 campaign
- The D-Line played an integral part in the SHU defense finishing third in the nation in rushing defense in 2014
- The unit finished 2014 with 34.5 TFL as the Pioneers ranked eighth in the nation in total defense
- Troy Moore was named to the Buck Buchanan Watch List prior to the campaign, after earning Sports Network All-America and All-New England accolades as a junior
- The 2013 defense finished second in the nation with 128 TFL, including a team-best 16.5 by Moore
- The D-Line contributed 25.5 sacks during the 2013 NEC Championship campaign as the Pioneers finished 18th in the nation in total defense
- Embler finished his Pioneer career (2008-11) with 192 tackles and 10.5 sacks
- He earned All-NEC Second Team as a senior, finishing with 60 tackles and second in the league at 16.5 TFL
- Embler's final home game was memorable as he recovred a fumble in the end zone for a touchdown against Duquesne.