Every AAC coaching staff change this offseason

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Thursday June 22, 2017




With fall camp and the season just a few months away, here’s a recap of the more than 50 coaching changes in the American this offseason.

CINCINNATI - 10 CHANGES

OUT: (not retained)
HC Tommy Tuberville
OC Zac Taylor
Co-DC Robert Prunty
Co-DC Jeff Koonz
RB coach Ty Linder
WR coach Blake Rolan
TE coach Nick Grimes
OL coach J.B. Grimes
DT coach Kenny Ingram
DB coach Mike Gillhamer

IN:
HC Luke Fickell (Ohio State co-DC)
OC Mike Denbrock (Notre Dame WR coach)
DC Marcus Freeman (former Purdue LB coach)
RB coach Gino Guidugli (Central Michigan OC)
WR coach Joker Phillips (Ohio State QB)
TE coach Doug Phillips (Iowa State DPP)
OL coach Ron Crook (West Virginia OL coach)
DL coach Al Washington (Boston College DL coach)
CB coach Willie Martinez (Tennessee DB coach)
S coach Jon Tenuta (former Virginia DC)

UCONN - 10 CHANGES

OUT: (not retained)
HC Bob Diaco
OC David Corley
DC Anthony Poindexter
Co-DC Vincent Brown
QB coach Wayne Lineburg
WR coach Erik Campbell
TE coach Frank Verducci
OL coach Mike Cummings
DL coach Kevin Wolthausen
CB coach Josh Reardon

IN:
HC Randy Edsall (Lions director of football research)
OC Rhett Lashlee (Auburn OC)
DC Billy Crocker (Villanova DC)
RB coach Terry Richardson former Maryland RB coach)
WR coach Aaron Smith (Albany WR coach)
TE coach Corey Edsall (Colorado GA)
OL coach J.B. Grimes (former Cincinnati OL coach)
DL coach Dennis Dottin-Carter (Delaware co-DC)
LB coach Jon Wholley (Fordham DC)
DB coach Curome Cox (Coastal Carolina DB coach)

EAST CAROLINA - 4 CHANGES

OUT:
RB coach Antonio King
WR coach Phil McGeoghan (Bills WR coach)
DL coach Deke Adams (North Carolina DL coach)
DB coach Rick Smith (retired)

IN:
RB coach Nichols (Western Carolina RB coach)
WR coach Keith Gaither (Temple WR coach)
DL coach Robert Prunty (former Cincinnati co-DC)
DB coach Brandon Lynch (Northern Iowa DB coach)

HOUSTON - 7 CHANGES

OUT:
HC Tom Herman (Texas HC)
DC Todd Orlando (Texas DC)
TE coach Corby Meekings (Texas TE coach)
OL coach Derek Warehime (Texas OL coach)
DL coach Oscar Giles (Texas DL coach)
CB coach Jason Washington (Texas CB coach)
S coach Craig Naivar (Texas S coach)

IN:
OC Brian Johnson (Mississippi State co-OC)
DC Mark D’Onofrio (former Miami DC)
Co-DC Clay Jennings (former Texas DB coach)
TE coach James Casey (promoted from analyst)
OL coach Chris Scelfo (former Falcons TE coach)
DL coach A.J. Blum (Westfield HS DC)
OLB coach Dan Carrel (promoted from GA)

MEMPHIS - 1 CHANGE

OUT:
OC Chip Long (Notre Dame OC)

IN:
QB coach Kenny Dillingham (promoted from GA)

NAVY - 1 CHANGE

OUT:
Chris Culton (health reasons)

IN:
Bryce McDonald (promoted from director of football operations)

SMU - 1 CHANGE

OUT:
RB coach Claude Mathis (Marshal HS HC)

IN:
RB coach Jeff Traylor

SOUTH FLORIDA - 9 CHANGES

OUT:
HC Willie Taggart (Oregon HC)
Co-OC T.J. Weist (not retained)
Co-OC David Reaves (Oregon co-OC)
RB coach Donte Pimpleton (Oregon RB coach)
DC Raymond Woodie (Oregon ST coordinator)
OL coach Darren Hiller (not retained)
DL coach Eric Mathies (not retained)
DB coach Alonzo Hampton (not retained)
S coach John Jancek (not retained)

IN:
HC Charlie Strong (former Texas HC)
OC Sterlin Gilbert (former Texas OC)
DC Brian Jean-Mary (former Texas LB coach)
WR coach Charlie Williams (former Texas WR coach)
TE coach Justin Burke (former Texas QC)
OL coach Matt Mattox (former Texas OL coach)
DE coach Damon Cogdell (Carol City HS DC)
DT coach Sean Cronin (Marshall DE coach)
DB coach Blue Adams (West Virginia CB coach)

TEMPLE - 8 CHANGES

OUT:
HC Matt Rhule (Baylor HC)
OC Glenn Thomas (Baylor co-OC)
DC Phil Snow (Baylor DC)
WR coach Frisman Jackson (Titans WR coach)
OL coach George DeLeone (Baylor OL coach)
DL coach Elijah Robinson (Baylor DL coach)
LB coach Mike Siravo (Baylor LB coach)
DB coach Francis Brown (Baylor DB coach)

IN:
HC Geoff Collins (Florida DC)
OC David Patenaude (Coastal Carolina OC)
DC Taver Johnson (former Purdue DB coach)
RB coach Tony Lucas (Delaware RB coach)
WR coach Stan Hixon (Former Texans WR coach)
DL coach Jim Panagos (Pitt consultant)
LB coach Andrew Thacker (Kennesaw State LB coach)
DB coach Cory Robinson (Toledo CB coach)

TULANE - NO CHANGES

TULSA - NO CHANGES

UCF - NO CHANGES

See CoachingSearch’s 2017 offseason studies here

Chris Vannini is in his fifth year with CoachingSearch.com and serves as its managing editor. He has previously written for the Detroit Free Press, The Oakland Press, The State News, MLive.com, 247Sports and SB Nation.  A graduate of Michigan State University, Chris now lives in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.  Be sure to follow @coachingsearch and send emails to chris@coachingsearch.com.