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Coaching Staff Update: Florida State

Here's a quick look at where the Florida State coaching staff stands as of Thursday, February 1.

But first, a quick glance at how the Seminoles finished in 2017.

2017 Result
7-6 overall, sixth place in the ACC Atlantic (3-5), beat Southern Miss in the Independence Bowl.

 via ESPN

via ESPN

2017 Coaching Staff
Head coach: Jimbo Fisher
Defensive coordinator / defensive backs: Charles Kelly
Co-offensive coordinator / wide receivers: Lawrence Dawsey
Co-offensive coordinator / quarterbacks: Randy Sanders
Associate head coach / defensive tackles: Odell Haggins
Assistant head coach / offensive line: Rick Trickett
Recruiting coordinator / tight ends: Tim Brewster
Special teams coordinator / running backs: Jay Graham
Linebackers: Bill Miller
Defensive ends / outside linebackers: Brad Lawing

2017 Key Off-the-Field Staff
Head strength coach: Vic Viloria
Assistant AD for football: Mark Robinson
Director of player personnel: Bob LaCivita
Offensive quality control: Dameyune Craig


2018 Changes
Out are Jimbo Fisher and all the assistant coaches other than Odell Haggins, who has been with the program over two decades and will now work with the defensive tackles, and in is Willie Taggart.

Taggart was able to pull Harlon Barnett away from Michigan State to be his defensive coordinator (and he rewarded him by making him the highest paid assistant coach Florida State history), as well as prying Walt Bell from Maryland to run the offense and coach the quarterbacks.

A few of Taggart's staff came with him from Oregon, including Donte' Pimpleton (RBs), and Raymond Woodie (OLBs). David Kelly also joins Taggart from Eugene and will make the transition from assistant director of football recruiting operations to an on-field role working with the wide receivers. One more key addition also joining Taggart is head strength coach Irele Oderinde.

Tenth Assistant
Taggart brought in Alonzo Hampton, who had worked in a defensive analyst role for him at Oregon, to fill the role of the Seminoles tenth assistant. He will work with the defensive backs and be a special teams coach.

2018 Coaching Staff
Head coach: Willie Taggart
Offensive coordinator / quarterbacks: Walt Bell
Defensive coordinator / defensive backs: Harlon Barnett
Running backs: Donte' Pimpleton
Wide receivers: David Kelly
Tight ends: Telly Lockett
Offensive line: Greg Frey
Defensive ends: Mark Snyder
Defensive tackles: Odell Haggins
Linebackers: Raymond Woodie
Special Teams / defensive backs: Alonzo Hampton

2018 Key Off-the-Field Staff
Head strength coach: Irele Oderinde
Assistant AD for football: Sharrod Everett
Director of player development: Trae Hackett
Director of player personnel: Bob LaCivita

Disclaimer: The information provided here is current as of time of publishing. Any further changes to the staff will be posted to The Scoop.