As FBS staffs fill up, we’ll bring you a recap of how we got to this point with a look at the new 2020 staff, as well as a look back at the staff makeup of 2019.

Here’s a look at how the new head coaching hires are filling their staffs at the FBS level – FootballScoop’s FBS Staff Tracker


After a 4-5 start to year two at Florida State, Florida State announced the dismissal of Willie Taggart. Taggart, who had previously turned around programs at Western Kentucky and South Florida, went 9-12 in less than two seasons leading the Seminoles.

With Taggart out, longtime defensive line coach Odell Haggins (who has been with the Seminoles since his coaching career began back in 1994) stepped in as the interim head coach and led the team to a 2-2 mark, including a loss in the Sun Bowl.

On December 8th, 2019 Florida State formally announced the hire of Memphis head coach Mike Norvell as head coach. With his offensive and defensive coordinator roles, Norvell brought Memphis defensive coordinator Adam Fuller along with him, and reunited with Auburn offensive coordinator Kenny Dillingham for his offensive coordinator spot after the two previously worked together at Memphis and Arizona State.

On January 5th, Norvell completed his on-field staff with the official addition of Tennessee running backs coach David Johnson.

See the rest of Norvell’s completed staff below, as well as a look back at the 2019 staff.


2020 STAFF

NAME TITLE PREVIOUS STOP
Mike Norvell Head Coach Memphis – Head Coach
OFFENSE
Kenny Dillingham Offensive Coordinator Auburn – Offensive Coordinator
Ron Dugans Wide Receivers Florida State – WRs
Chris Thomsen Deputy HC / Tight Ends TCU – Offensive Line
Alex Atkins Offensive Line Charlotte – OC / OL
David Johnson Running Backs / Recruiting Coordinator Tennessee – RBs
DEFENSE
Adam Fuller Defensive Coordinator Memphis – Defensive Coordinator
Odell Haggins Defensive Line Florida State – DL
John Papuchis Special Teams Coordinator / Defensive Ends Maryland – STC
Chris Marve Linebackers / Defensive Run Game Coordinator Mississippi State – Defensive Run Game Coordinator / LBs
TJ Rushing Corners Memphis – Defensive Backs / Defensive Pass Game Coordinator
SUPPORT
Bruce Warwick Chief of Staff LA Rams – Director of Operations
Carlos Locklyn Director of HS Relations Memphis – Director of HS Relations
Jeff Kupper Director of Player Development and Operations Memphis – Director of Operations

 


2019 STAFF

NAME TITLE
Willie Taggart Head Coach
Harlon Barnett Defensive Coordinator / Defensive Backs
Kendal Briles Offensive Coordinator / Quarterbacks
Randy Clements Offensive Line
Odell Haggins Associate Head Coach / Defensive Line
Raymond Woodie Linebackers
Telly Lockette Tight Ends
Ron Dugans Wide Receivers
Donte Pimpleton Running Backs
Mark Snyder Special Teams
Irele Oderinde Strength and Conditioning
George Henshaw Offensive Assistant
Stanford Samuels Jr. Defensive Assistant
Jim Leavitt Quality Control Analyst

 

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