Every Conference USA coaching staff change this offseason

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Wednesday July 05, 2017


With fall camp and the season just a few months away, here’s a recap of the nearly 50 coaching changes in Conference USA this offseason:

CHARLOTTE - 3 CHANGES

OUT:
WR coach Joe Tershinski (resigned)
TE coach Dean Hood (Kentucky OLB coach)
DL coach Aaron Curry (resigned)

IN:
RB coach Keith Henry (Catawba DC)
OL coach Greg Adkins (former OK State OL coach)
ST coordinator Charlie Skalaski (promoted from analyst)

FAU - 9 CHANGES

OUT: (not retained)
HC Charlie Partridge
OC Travis Trickett
DC Roc Bellantoni
RB coach Jared Allen
WR coach Dan Shula
TE coach Chris Hurd
DL coach Terrance Jamison
DB coach Corey Bell
DB coach Ben Strickland

IN:
HC Lane Kiffin (Alabama OC)
OC Kendal Briles (former Baylor OC)
DC Chris Kiffin (Ole Miss DL coach)
RB coach Kevin Smith (UCF QB)
WR coach Gary Harrell (former Howard HC)
TE coach Clint Trickett (Alabama GA)
DL coach Eric Mathies (former USF DL coach)
CB coach Keynodo Hudson (USC admin assistant)
S coach Corey Batoon (Ole Miss S coach)

FIU - 9 CHANGES

OUT: (not retained)
HC Ron Turner
OC Steve Shankweiler
DC Ron Cooper
QB coach Kort Shankweiler
TE coach Jason Brooks
DL coach Paul Volero
DB coach Bobby Babich
CB coach Greg Moss
ST coordinator Kirk Doll

IN:
HC Butch Davis (TV/radio analyst)
OC Rich Skrosky (Elon HC)
DC Brent Guy (former Memphis S coach)
WR coach Aubrey Hill (Marshall WR coach)
OL coach Allen Mogridge (former Georgia Southern OL coach)
DL coach Kenny Holmes (Idaho DL coach)
DB coach Eric Thatcher(Pitt QC)
DB coach Jeff Copp (Northern Arizona ST coordinator)
ST coordinator James Vollono (Georgia analyst)

LA TECH - 1 CHANGE

OUT:
RB coach Mickey Joseph (LSU WR coach)

IN:
RB coach Tony Ball (former LSU WR coach)

MARSHALL - 2 CHANGES

OUT:
WR coach Aubrey Hill (FIU WR coach)
DE coach Sean Cronin (USF DT coach)
TE coach Dave Dunn (moved to analyst)

IN:
WR coach Dallas Baker (Warner WR coach)
DE coach Cornell Brown (former Virginia Tech OLB coach)

MIDDLE TENNESSEE - 3 CHANGES

OUT:
DC Tyrone Nix (not retained)
WR coach Kez McCorvey (not retained)
S coach David Bibee (resigned)

IN:
DC Scott Shafer (former Syracuse head coach)
WR coach Austin Silvoy (promoted from QC)
LB coach Siriki Diabate (Notre Dame analyst)

NORTH TEXAS - 4 CHANGES

OUT:
DC Mike Ekeler (North Carolina LB coach)
RB coach Tommy Perry (not retained)
OL coach Brad Davis (Florida OL coach)
DL coach Derrick LeBlanc (Kentucky DL coach)

IN:
OL coach Chuck Langston (Lamar OC)
DL coach Marc Yellock (former ECU DL coach)
LB coach Jeff Koonz (former Cincinnati co-OC)
ST coordinator Marty Biagi (Notre Dame analyst)

OLD DOMINION - NO CHANGES

RICE - 3 CHANGES

OUT:
Co-OC Larry Edmondson (not retained)
DC Chris Thurmond (retired)
S coach Larry Hoefer (retired)

IN:
DC Brian Stewart (Nebraska CB coach)
QB coach Wesley Beschorner (Pitt QC)
S coach Scott Vestal (Maryland QC)

SOUTHERN MISS - 2 CHANGES

OUT:
OL coach Jack Wright (not retained)
WR coach John Wozniak (Oklahoma State RB coach)

IN:
IWR Scotty Walden (East Texas Baptist HC)
OL coach Erik Losey (ETSU OL coach)

UTEP - 1 CHANGE

OUT:
WR coach Theron Aych (Arizona WR coach)

IN:
WR coach Chuck Veliz (Montwood HS HC)

UTSA - 1 CHANGE

OUT:
DL coach Eric Henderson (LA Chargers assistant DL coach)

IN:
DL coach Bo Davis (former Alabama DL coach)

WESTERN KENTUCKY - 10 CHANGES

OUT:
HC Jeff Brohm (Purdue HC)
Co-OC Brian Brohm (Purdue co-OC)
Co-OC Tony Levine (Purdue co-OC)
DC Nick Holt (Purdue co-DC)
RB coach Chris Barclay (Purdue RB coach)
WR coach Bryan Ellis (not retained)
OL coach Dale Williams (Purdue OL coach)
DE coach Reggie Johnson (Purdue DL coach)
DT coach Don Dunn (not retained)
S coach Ryan Beard (not retained)

IN:
HC Mike Sanford (Notre Dame OC)
OC Junior Adams (Boise State WR coach)
DC Clayton White (NC State S coach)
QB coach Steve Spurrier Jr. (Oklahoma specialist)
RB coach Mike Sanford Sr. (Indiana State HC)
TE coach Ryan Mahaffey (Northern Iowa co-OC)
OL coach Geoff Dartt (Mount Union OC)
DL coach Jimmy Lindsey (Georgia Southern DL coach)
LB coach Maurice Crum (Indiana State CB coach)
S coach Jami DeBerry (Indiana State DB coach)

UAB - 2 CHANGES*
(UAB has shifted several roles in the past 2 years as the program was rebuilt)

OUT:
RB coach Randy Pippin (moved off-field)
DB coach Xavier Robinson (moved to strength coach)

IN:
RB coach Hindley Brigham (promoted from analyst)
DL coach Kyle Tatum (promoted from strength assistant)

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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.