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Sources: Arkansas-Pine Bluff filling out staff four weeks before opener

With their season set to begin later this month, Doc Gamble has filled out first staff as Arkansas-Pine Bluff's head coach.

Sources told FootballScoop on Monday that Bill Nickell has joined the staff offensive line coach, Josh Jones as safeties coach, and Larry Warner as running backs coach.

Those moves will complete UAPB's staff ahead of Doc Gamble's first season as head coach. Gamble was promoted from assistant head coach/quarterbacks coach back in April.

Nickell was formerly the interim head coach at Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania. He spent time on Kent State's staff and worked most recently at Lake Erie College.

Jones and Warner both arrive from South Alabama. Jones has coached previously at Arkansas Tech, Henderson State and Central Arkansas. Warner also spent 2016-17 at UCA alongside Jones; he spent three seasons at South Alabama.

Nickell and Warner will work under former Miami (Ohio) head coach Don Treadwell, who joined the staff as offensive coordinator/wide receivers coach in October.

UAPB 2021 staff
Doc Gamble -- head coach
Jonathan Bailey -- assistant head coach/defensive coordinator/defensive line
Don Treadwell -- offensive coordinator/wide receivers
Kenton Evans -- quarterbacks
Larry Warner -- running backs
Bill Nickell -- offensive line
Deion Roberson -- linebackers/run game coordinator
Josh Jones -- safeties
Jackie Cooper -- cornerbacks
Xavier Molina-Williams -- tight ends (GA)

The Golden Lions begin their 6-game SWAC season Feb. 27 against Texas Southern.

As always, stay tuned to The Scoop for the latest.