Wednesday, March 16, 2011

WVU assistant takes Lambert's spot at Wake Forest

WINSTON-SALEM - Wake Forest has added one assistant football coach and shuffled the responsibilities of some others.

Coach Jim Grobe said Tuesday that Lonnie Galloway would leave West Virginia to take over as receivers coach and passing game coordinator.

Grobe also says current assistants Brian Knorr and Tim Billings would be co-defensive coordinators. Knorr, who had coached wide receivers, now will coach linebackers.

Additionally, Keith Henry is shifting from coaching cornerbacks to special teams coordinator while Steve Russ would shift from coaching liebackers to the secondary.

Galloway coached West Virginia's receivers for three seasons. He fills the vacancy created when Brad Lambert was named the head coach of Charlotte's new program.

-- Observer news services


Anonymous said...

How in the world do you get that a WR coach took lambert's spot?

Charlotte hired away a defensive coordinator, not a position coach, on the offensive side much less.

Lambert's spot was filled in-house, then that spot was filled by an assistant from WVU.

49RFBN said...

Anon 9:32

The WR coach from WVU took a position on the staff that was opened by Coach Lambert leaving. However that position was not DC, but one vacated by internal staff moving up in the organization. I'm sure that's what was meant. Obviously if Coach L was still on the staff the WR coach position would not have been available.