New Texas Tech coach hires DL coach and recruiting director
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Paul Randolph has been hired as defensive line coach at Texas Tech after the past three seasons at Memphis.
Randolph became the eighth member on the coaching staff of new coach Matt Wells, who initially brought seven assistant coaches and coordinators with him from Utah State to Lubbock after taking the Red Raiders job.
Wells also announced his first three off-the-field hires, including Katharine Sawyer as director of recruiting.
New Texas Tech coach Wells hires 6 more Utah St assistants
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — New Texas Tech coach Matt Wells has brought six more of his assistant coaches from Utah State to be on his staff with the Red Raiders.
The new Tech hires were announced Wednesday.
When Wells was hired away from his alma mater last week to replace Kliff Kingsbury, he initially also brought offensive coordinator David Yost and defensive coordinator Keith Patterson with him.
DENNIS KEITH PATTERSON, 59, of Huntington, husband of Angela Patterson, died Feb. 15 at Cabell Huntington Hospital. He was a chef for Marshall University. A memorial service will be 1 p.m. Monday at Central Church of the Nazarene. www.chapmans-mortuary.com.
Memphis announces staff changes, promotes Dilingham to OC
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Memphis has added Keith Patterson and TJ Rushing to its football staff and will bring Will Hall aboard as well when a new NCAA rule allowing a 10th assistant coach takes effect next week.
The Tigers also announced they have promoted quarterbacks/tight ends coach Kenny Dillingham to offensive coordinator. Dillingham replaces Darrell Dickey, who left to become Texas A&M's offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach.
Hiring a new coordinator can at times be as impactful to a college football program as making a head coaching change.
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Arizona State hires Bennett to run defense
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona State has hired veteran coach Phil Bennett as its defensive coordinator.
The school announced his hiring in a release Wednesday.
Current Sun Devils defensive coordinator Keith Patterson will remain on Todd Graham's staff as linebackers coach.