The Coaching Wire: Monday, Jan. 28, 2013

The Coaching Wire: Monday, Jan. 28, 2013

Anthony Midget has moved from Georgia State to Marshall. (Photo: Georgia State Athletics)

Anthony Midget officially announced at Marshall. (Photo: Georgia State Athletics)

  • Eastern Illinois: Matt Mattox has been hired as offensive line coach at Eastern Illinois (FCS). Mattox comes to Dino Babers’ staff after a season as offensive line and tight ends coach at Coffeyville (Kan.) Community College. Before that, Mattox spent five seasons at Butler (Kan.) Community College, where he was also a JUCO All-American tight end. Mattox finished his collegiate playing career at Houston where he played tight end for a season followed by a year as an offensive tackle. He began his coaching career at Houston first serving as assistant strength coach in 2005 and then as a graduate assistant coaching offensive tackles in 2006.
  • Western Michigan: Head coach P.J. Fleck has tabbed Northwestern graduate assistant John Kuceyeski as the Broncos’ director of player personnel. A 2009 graduate of Penn State, Kuceyeski has was Northwestern’s offensive and special teams quality control intern in 2010 season and became director of offensive quality control in 2011.
  • Tennessee Tech: Cumberland University (NAIA / Lebanon, Tenn.) head coach Dewayne Alexander will join Watson Brown’s Tennessee Tech staff as offensive line coach. Alexander has been at Cumberland the past seven seasons and compiled a 41-33 record and 23-16 mark in Mid-South Conference games. Alexander played at and graduated from Tennessee Tech and has been an assistant coach there on two different occasions (1997-98, 2002).
  • Update: Knoxville, Tenn. radio host Jimmy Hyams reports via Twitter that former Tennessee head coach Derek Dooley has not yet accepted the Dallas Cowboy wide receivers coach job.


  • Marshall: Anthony Midget has been officially announced as a defensive assistant at Marshall. Midget has been part of Georgia State’s staff since 2008 coaching the secondary and special teams. He served as the Panthers’ defensive coordinator in 2012. Midget was an All-American defensive back at Virginia Tech and played on the 1999 Hokies squad that faced Florida State in the Sugar Bowl for the national championship. After a three-year NFL career with the Atlanta Falcons and Tampa Buccaneers, Midget coached at Lake Worth (Fla.) High from 2002-07 and was a graduate assistant at Virginia Tech in 2007.
  • Syracuse: Former Kansas City Chiefs assistant Pat Perles will join Scott Shafer’s Syracuse staff as offensive line coach at Syracuse. The son of former Michigan State head coach George Perles, he spent three seasons with Chiefs serving as defensive quality control (2009) and offensive line coach (2010-11). ┬áPrior to his stint with the Chiefs, Perles spent six years at North Dakota State, the last four of those as offensive coordinator/offensive line coach. He also coached tight ends at Michigan State from 2000-02. From 1994-99, Perles worked in the CFL, coaching offensive line for the Saskatchewan Roughriders, Winnipeg Blue Bombers, and Hamilton Tiger Cats. He also spent two years as a defensive assistant with the Los Angeles Rams (1992-93) and was defensive line coach at the University of Toledo for three seasons (1989-91).
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