After two seasons in a key special teams role for West Virginia, Tyler Hancock is moving into a coordinator role with Will Healy's Charlotte program.
Sources tell FootballScoop on Friday that Hancock is set to become the 49ers' special teams coordinator following back-to-back seasons as the senior special teams analyst for Neal Brown's Mountaineers.
A Lexington, Kentucky, native who won a state championship as a prep at Lexington Catholic and starred collegiately at Kentucky Wesleyan, Hancock arrives in Charlotte with coaching experience both at the high school level – he spent a year on staff at his alma mater – but also with already a deep collegiate pool of work.
Hancock coached quarterbacks and was co-passing game coordinator at Kentucky Wesleyan shortly after finishing his playing days and jumping from the high school to collegiate coaching ranks.
Additionally, he's spent the past five seasons as a special teams analyst at the Power 5 level – he logged three years at Maryland in a senior special teams analyst role prior to his work on Brown's Mountaineers' squads.
Hancock's help with special teams helped West Virginia to a 6-4 campaign in the Mountaineers' shortened 2020 season; they closed with a Liberty Bowl win against Army.
Charlotte is scheduled to open its 2021 fall slate at home against Duke Sept. 4 inside Jerry Richardson Stadium.
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