2016 Coaches/Staff

Tracy Claeys   Tracy Claeys
Head Coach

Jay Johnson   Jay Johnson
Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks
Miller   Bart Miller
Offensive Line

Pat Poore   Pat Poore
Running Backs/
Co-Special Teams Coord.
Brian Anderson   Brian Anderson
Wide Receivers

Rob Reeves   Rob Reeves
H-Backs/Tight Ends
Jay Sawvel   Jay Sawvel
Defensive Coordinator

Jeff Phelps  

Jeff Phelps
Defensive Line

Mike Sherels   Mike Sherels
Linebackers Coach

Dan O'Brien   Dan O'Brien
Asst. Defensive Backs/
Co-Special Teams Coord./
Asst. to the Head Coach
Adam Clark   Adam Clark
Director of Football Operations

Billy Glasscock   Billy Glasscock
Director of Recruiting Operations
Barber   Dom Barber
Coordinator of Alumni
Outreach Relations/
NFL Liaison/
Recruiting Assistant

Liggett   Morgan Liggett
Assistant Coordinator of
Recruiting Operations
John Schaekel   John Schaekel
Assistant Coordinator
of Recruiting Operations

Jeff Jones   Jeff Jones
Director of Player Personnel
Valesano   Mike Valesano
Assistant Director of
Player Personnel

Peagler   William Peagler
Offensive Quality Control
  Terry Szucs
Defensive Quality Control

Dovenberg   Matt Dovenberg
Special Teams Quality Control
Jordan   Keith Jordan
Acting Linebacker Coach

Adam Weber   Adam Weber
Offensive Graduate Assistant
  Lee Grimes
Offensive Graduate Assistant

Cooper   Keanon Cooper
Defensive Graduate Assistant
Hippe   Adam Hippe
Defensive and Special Teams
Graduate Assistant

Eric Klein   Eric Klein
Head Strength and Conditioning Coach
Dustin Perry   Dustin Perry
Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach

Chad Pearson   Chad Pearson
Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach
Thompson   Kane Thompson
Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach

Williams   Troy Williams
Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach
Kammy Powell   Kammy Powell
Head Athletic Trainer

Kyle Gergely   Kyle Gergely
Director of Equipment Operations
Andy Harris   Andy Harris
Assistant Equipment Manager

  Joe Stanek
Director of Video Services
Jordan Adams   Jordan Adams
Assistant Director of Video Services

Brittany Francis   Brittany Francis
Sports Dietitian
Madeline Hayes   Madeline Hayes
Administrative Assistant

Jenna Henry   Jenna Henry
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