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.
|Mike Norvell||Head Coach||Memphis – Head Coach|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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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