anThe University of Minnesota Football Office announced today that two new assistants had been hired, filling the remaining openings on the staff. David Turner has been named the defensive ends coach and Richard Wilson has been named the wide receivers coach. In addition, Minnesota moved eight-year coaching staff veteran Gordon Shaw back to the offensive side of the ball where he began his career at Minnesota. Shaw, who spent his first four seasons at Minnesota as the offensive line coach, will coach the guards and centers.
"We are excited to have these two new additions to the staff and have a full complement of coaches as we head in to spring practice," said Head Coach Glen Mason. "David (Turner) is a 14-year veteran of the coaching ranks who has been a successful defensive coach at a number of programs. Richard (Wilson) is a veteran wide receivers coach who can step in right away and help us improve our ability to catch the ball."
Turner comes to Minnesota from the University of Virginia where he served as defensive tackles and linebackers coach during his four-year stint with the Cavaliers. Prior to that he spent two years at North Carolina State (defensive ends and linebackers), two years at Kentucky (defensive ends) and two years at James Madison (linebackers). He also had stints at Indiana University of Pennsylvania (1990), North Carolina State (1988-89) and Davidson (1986-87).
Wilson joins the Golden Gopher staff after spending the last six seasons at Oklahoma State University as the wide receivers coach. Prior to his stint at OSU, he was assistant head coach and offensive coordinator at Eastern Michigan (1993-94), wide receivers coach at Clemson (1990-92) and Arkansas (1989-90). He also has coached at The Citadel (1987-88) and Missouri (1984-86).
The final change to the Golden Gopher Football staff is the naming of Greg Hudson as recruiting coordinator. Listed below are the staff assignments heading into the 2001 spring football practice session.
Tony Peterson Co-offensive Coordinator/quarterbacks coach Mitch Browning Co-offensive Coordinator/tackles and tight ends coach Vic Adamle Running backs coach Gordon Shaw Centers and guards coach Richard Wilson Wide receivers coach Moe Ankney Defensive Coordinator/secondary coach Greg Hudson Recruiting Coordinator/linebackers coach Tom Sims Defensive line coach David Turner Defensive ends coach Chris Dawson Strength and conditioning coach