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Missouri Southern coach Atiba Bradley is finalizing his inaugural Lions football staff, sources tell FootballScoop.

Bradley, hired earlier this month at his alma mater, is set to have a pair of former FootballScoop Division II Coordinator of the Year finalists on his staff.

Adam Austin, sources informed FootballScoop, will become the Lions’ offensive coordinator. He’s a former offensive coordinator at quarterbacks coach at Eastern Kentucky and also logged time at Midwestern State.

Austin was a 2017 FootballScoop Division II Coordinator of the Year finalist for his work at Midwestern.

Per sources, Matt Rahl is being promoted to associate head coach and will coach the offensive line.

Rahl was a 2015 FootballScoop Division II Coordinator of the Year finalist for his work at McKendree.

Like Bradley, Rahl is a former Missouri Southern player. Rahl also has logged time at FBS programs UTEP and Wyoming, among other career stops.

Joe Bettasso will remain the Lions’ defensive coordinator and linebackers coach, returning for his fourth season with the program. Bettasso also served as Missouri Southern’s interim coach for a prolonged stretch during the 2018 season.

Pretty cool to see two coaches on the same staff who both have been recognized as finalists for Coordinator of the Year.

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

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John Brice has covered college football, mostly in the SEC as well as covering Notre Dame and Ohio State, for more than 20 years. He's a former Tennessee Vols football sideline reporter and believes life should be spent traveling or planning the next trip.