Chart: Butch Davis completes FIU coaching staff

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Thursday March 09, 2017

Butch Davis has completed his full-time coaching staff at FIU for a second time.

Davis has returned to full-time coaching for the first time since 2010, and he put together a staff with a lot of ties to him and the Miami area. He also had to replace two coaches who left after Signing Day. Here is the FIU staff:

One of Davis’ first hires was defensive coordinator Brent Guy, who last coached in 2015 as Memphis safeties coach. He has head coaching experience at Utah State and coordinating experience at Louisville, Arizona State and Boise State.

To lead the offense, Davis hired Elon head coach Rich Skrosky, who spent three years at the school. Skrosky was previously the offensive coordinator at Ball State and has more OC experience at lower levels.

The Miami ties began with Kevin Beard. The former Miami (FL) player under Davis coached high school ball in the area and spent 2014-15 on Al Golden’s staff with the Hurricanes, but Beard later left for the same job at Tennessee. In his place, Davis hired Aubrey Hill, who was the head coach of Carol City High School in Miami and had recently joined Marshall as receivers coach.

Defensive line coach Kenny Holmes also played under Davis at Miami. He has coached in the Florida high school ranks and spent the last two years at Idaho.

Offensive line coach Allen Mogridge worked for Davis at North Carolina and has also coached at UCF. He spent last year at Georgia Southern.

Davis retained two coaches: Running backs coach Tim Harris Jr. and Bobby Babich, the latter who coached defensive backs and served as interim defensive coordinator in 2016. Harris is entering his third year on staff. But Babich later left to join the Buffalo Bills, and Davis hired Jeff Copp from Northern Arizona.

Copp will work with fellow defensive backs coach Eric Thatcher, who comes from Pitt and previously worked at Slippery Rock.

The last addition to the original staff was special teams coordinator James Vollono, who also comes from Georgia. Vollono was a quality control assistant for Davis at UNC from 2007-08.

In support roles, Davis has added Austin Peay volunteer assistant Bryn Renner, who was recruited to UNC by Davis as a quarterback. 

Davis’ first three games at FIU will be at UCF, vs. Alcorn State and at Indiana.

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