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The Scoop

Thursday September 4, 2008 (2nd Update)

Lamar University: Lamar University head coach Ray Woodard has hired 3 new assistant coaches. Roger Hinshaw (OC), Tommy Mainord (DC), and James Brown (offensive assistant) have joined the staff. Hinshaw previously served as an assistant DFO at Duke under Ted Roof. Before his one season at Duke, Hinshaw coached alongside of Ken Hatfield for 23 years at Air Force, Arkansas, Clemson, and Rice. Mainord joins the staff after serving as an assistant coach at Sam Houston State for the past 3 seasons. James Brown is indeed the former University of Texas quarterback. Brown has bounced around NFL Europe and the Arena Football League over the past 6 years. The connection between Woodward and Brown dates back to when Brown played for the Scottish Claymores while Lamar head coach Ray Woodard served as the Claymores defensive coordinator in 2002.