Kevin Kelley sets first coaching staff at Presbyterian

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Presbyterian will have a new head coach this fall, but most of the Blue Hose's staff will return.

PC announced Tuesday that six coaches will be retained from Tommy Spangler's staff and three will be new to the school.

Joey Orck will return as offensive coordinator, offensive line coach and assistant recruiting coordinator. Stewart Hunt will continue coaching running backs and wide receivers while serving as recruiting coordinator, and Kent Haltiwanger will remain on staff as assistant offensive line coach and director of football operations.

On defense, Roland Matthews will continue as defensive line coach and equipment manager; Matthews will be joined by assistant defensive line coach Kamren Mack, another holdover from the previous staff. Bryce Suber has also been retained, moving from the secondary to linebackers while also serving as video coordinator.

Zack Kelley, Kevin's son, will join the staff as wide receivers coach (Kevin will be his own quarterbacks coach) after serving in the same role at Pulaski Academy. Zack Kelley won three state titles as a Pulaski player and played wide receiver at Ouachita Baptist, a Division II school in Arkansas.

Jeff Imamura will be the Blue Hose's defensive coordinator after spending last season as an analyst at Vanderbilt. He has previously coached for the Vikings, Rams and Panthers, working with defensive backs. Imamura will be joined in the backfield by Sam Witcher, Presbyterian's defensive backs coach and another hire from Pulaski Academy. Witcher coached corners and defensive linemen at Pulaski and also coached in the semi-pro and Arena league.

"I am excited to begin coaching here at Presbyterian College," Kelley said. "I believe we have an awesome mix of guys that are already ingrained here at PC with these players and adding some new coaches that can help bring in a different type of football that they have experienced. The goal is to surround the team with good men and then push and them to fulfill their potential on/off the field."

2021 Presbyterian football staff

Coach

Title

2020 Team

Kevin Kelley

HC/QBs

Pulaski Academy

Joey Orck

OC/OL/Asst. RC

Presbyterian

Stewart Hunt

RBs/WR/RC

Presbyterian

Zack Kelley

WRs

Pulaski Academy

Kent Haltiwanger

Asst. OL/DFO

Presbyterian

Jeff Imamura

DC

Vanderbilt

Roland Matthews

DL/Equipment Manager

Presbyterian

Kamren Mack

Asst. DL

Presbyterian

Bryce Suber

LBs/Video Coordinator

Presbyterian

Sam Witcher

DBs

Pulaski Academy

Presbyterian went 4-3 in the spring under Spangler. The Blue Hose will play their first full season as Pioneer Football League members this fall.

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