Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Tar Heels name 3 assistant coaches

CHAPEL HILL — North Carolina announced three new football assistant coaches on Tuesday: Troy Douglas with coach defensive backs, Art Kauffman will coach the linebackers and Allen Mogridge will coach the tight ends.

“We are thrilled to add Troy, Art and Allen to our staff,” head coach Butch Davis said in a prepared statement. “All three have exceptional character and a proven record of success. They are tremendous teachers and dynamic recruiters who bring fresh ideas and thoughts to our program. Each coach also has an element of expertise on special teams that will benefit our program. We welcome them to the Carolina family.”

Mogridge played at UNC from 1996-99, and most recently was an assistant at Buffalo.

“Chapel Hill is home for me and I’m thrilled to join this outstanding coaching staff,” Mogridge said in a statment. “I now have the unique opportunity to go recruit kids to the university I fell in love with as a high school senior and where I spent four wonderful years. Carolina is a special place with great people who value the combination of a great education and outstanding athletics.”

Douglas served the last three seasons at South Florida; Kauffman is a 25-year coaching veteran who most recently served on the Southern Miss staff.


Anonymous said...

i hope these salaries will not be funneled back to the taxpayers. that's the way the folks in chapel hill lile to do it. all other athletic programs are required to fund athletic expenditures through private funding.

and why has the observer never done an article on the favortism shown to chapel hill by the lawmakers in raleigh? it seems that would sell some papers.