Every MAC coaching staff change this offseason

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Friday June 30, 2017


With fall camp and the season just a few months away, here’s a recap of the more than 25 coaching changes in the MAC this offseason:

AKRON - NO CHANGES

BALL STATE - 1 CHANGE

OUT:
DC Tim Daoust (Western Michigan DC)

IN:
DC David Elson (Western Illinois DC)

BOWLING GREEN - 1 CHANGE

OUT:
LB coach Benny Morrison (not retained)

IN:
S coach Ryan Downard (promoted from DFO)

BUFFALO - 1 CHANGE

OUT:
RB coach Matt Simon (Delaware OC)

IN:
QB coach Jim Zebrowski (Hamline OC)

CENTRAL MICHIGAN - 3 CHANGES

OUT:
OC Morris Watts (retired)
OC Gino Guidugli (Cincinnati RB coach)
RB coach Nick Sheridan (Indiana QB coach)
WR coach Mose Rison (retired)

IN:
OC Chris Ostrowsky (former Northern Michigan HC)
RB coach Jayen Everett (Indiana State RB coach)
WR Marcus Knight (former Northern Michigan WR coach)

EASTERN MICHIGAN - 2 CHANGES

OUT:
OC Kalen DeBoer (Fresno State OC)
OL coach Ryan Grubb (Fresno State OL coach)

IN:
TE coach Jay Nunez (Southern Illinois TE coach)
OL coach Luke Meadows (Garden City CC OL coach)
(OC Aaron Keen promoted from TE coach)

KENT STATE - 2 CHANGES

OUT:
TE coach Dave McMichael (retired)
CB coach Hank Poteat (Toledo CB coach)

IN:
CB coach Joe Tresey (Clear Fork HS athletic director)
TBA

MIAMI (OH) - NO CHANGES

NORTHERN ILLINOIS - 3 CHANGES

OUT:
WR coach Kelton Copeland (Iowa WR coach)
TE coach Bob Bostad (Wisconsin ILB coach)
S coach Josh Homolka (Ellsworth High School HC)

IN:
RB coach Jordan Lynch (first coaching job)
WR coach Steve Crutchley (Eau Claire Memorial HS HC)
LB coach Jeff Knowles (NC State quality control)

OHIO - 2 CHANGES

OUT:
DL coach Jesse Williams (Kansas DL coach)
CB coach Anthony Perkins (Buccaneers asst to the HC)

IN:
DL coach Pete Germano (former Fresno State DL coach)
CB coach De’Angelo Smith (Michigan State GA)

TOLEDO - 2 CHANGES

OUT:
WR coach Derek Sage (Washington State IWR coach)
CB coach Cory Robinson (Temple DB coach)

IN:
WR coach Mike Bellamy (Mississippi State quality control)
CB coach Hank Poteat (Kent State CB coach)

WESTERN MICHIGAN - 8 CHANGES

OUT:
HC P.J. Fleck (Minnesota HC)
OC Kirk Ciarrocca (Minnesota OC)
DC Ed Pinkham (UMass DC)
RB coach Kenni Burns (Minnesota RB coach)
WR coach Matt Simon (Minnesota WR coach)
TE / T coach Brian Callahan (Minnesota OL coach)
DL coach Jimmy Williams (not retained)
ST coordinator Rob Wenger (Minnesota ST coordinator)

IN:
HC Tim Lester (Former Purdue QB coach)
OC Kevin Johns (Former Indiana OC)
Co-OC Jake Moreland (Air Force WR coach)
DC Tim Daoust (Ball State DC)
Co-DC Lou Esposito (Davenport HC)
RB coach Eric Evans (Dayton OC)
WR coach Ashton Aikens (Southern Illinois WR coach)
DB coach Cory Sanders (West Florida DC)

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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.

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