Every ACC coaching staff change this offseason

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Tuesday June 06, 2017

With fall camp and the season just a few months away, here’s a recap of the more than 20 coaching changes in the ACC this offseason:

Boston College: 1 change
DL coach / ST coordinator Al Washington (left for Cincinnati)

OLB coach / ST coordinator Ricky Brown (promoted from director of football initiatives)

Clemson: 2 changes
DT coach Dan Brooks (Retired)
DE coach Marion Hobby (left for Jacksonville Jaguars)

DL coach Todd Bates (Jacksonville State DL coach)
S coach Mickey Conn (promoted from analyst)

Duke: No changes

Florida State: No changes

Georgia Tech: 1 change
QB / B-backs coach Bryan Cook (left for Georgia Southern)

QB / B-backs coach Craig Candeto (promoted from assistant DFO)

Louisville: 3 changes Out:
DC Todd Grantham (left for Mississippi State)
ILB coach / ST coordinator Tony Grantham (not retained)
DB coach Keith Heyward (left for Oregon)

DC Peter Sirmon (Mississippi State DC)
Co-OC / OL coach Mike Summers (Florida OL coach)
DB coach Lorenzo Ward (Fresno State DC)

Miami (FL): No changes

North Carolina: 4 changes
DC Gene Chizik (Retired)
RB coach / ST coordinator Larry Porter (left for Auburn)
DL coach Tray Scott (left for Ole Miss)
DB coach Charlton Warren (left for Tennessee)

RB coach DeAndre Smth (UNLV RB coach)
DL coach Deke Adams (ECU DL coach)
LB coach Mike Ekeler (North Texas DC)
DB coach Terry Joseph (Texas A&M DB coach)

NC State: 2 changes
DL coach Ryan Nielsen (left for New Orleans Saints)
S coach Clayton White (left for Western Kentucky)

DL coach Kevin Patrick (Texas Tech DL coach)
S coach Aaron Henry (Rutgers CB coach)

Pitt: 2 changes
OC Matt Canada (left for LSU)
DL coach Tom Sims (not retained)

OC Shawn Watson (Indiana QB coach)
DL coach Charlie Partridge (former FAU head coach)

Syracuse: 2 changes
RB coach Mike Hart (left for Indiana)
LB coach / ST coordinator Tom Kaufman (left for Chattanooga)

RB coach / ST coordinator Justin Lustig (Edinboro head coach)
DE coach Steve Standard (former Wyoming DC)

Virginia: - 1 change

DL coach Ruffin McNeill (Oklahoma)


Virginia Tech: No changes

Wake Forest: 4 changes
DC Mike Elko (left for Notre Dame)
LB coach Clark Lea (left for Notre Dame)
TE coach / ST coordinator Adam Scheirer (not retained)
DB coach Derrick Jackson (Purdue)

DC Jay Sawvel (former Minnesota DC)
TE coach / ST coordinator Wayne Lineburg (former UConn QB coach)
LB coach Brad Sherrod (San Houston State DC)
S coach Lyle Hemphill (Stony Brook DC)

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.

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