The Coaching Wire: Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013
Former NFL receiver Colbert will be receivers coach at Georgia State
Keary Colbert will become wide receivers coach at Georgia State, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He fills the last opening on Trent Miles’ staff. Colbert played at Southern Cal and spent six years in the NFL (2004-08, ’11). He spent part of 2010 as a graduate assistant with the Trojans before resigning to pursue his NFL career again.
Florida Atlantic hires Matt Edwards as defensive line coach
Matt Edwards has joined Carl Pellini’s Florida Atlantic staff as defensive line coach. Edwards spent the past two seasons at Miami-Ohio. He coached linebackers and special teams last season, and was defensive ends coach in 2011. Before that, he spent eight seasons working at Kent State, beginning as as a graduate assistant and eventually defensive line coach.
Newland Isaac named Charleston Southern running backs, tight ends coach
Charleston Southern head coach Jamey Chadwell named Newland Isaac as the Buccaneers’ running backs and tight ends coach. A former CSU player, Isaac was on Chadwell’s staff last season at Delta State as running backs coach and spent three seasons as running backs and slot receivers with him at North Greenville.
Florida high school coach will be Youngstown State running backs coach
Eric Gallon, head coach at George Jenkins High in Lakeland, Fla., will be named running backs coach at Youngstown State. Gallon was a teammate of Youngstown State coach Eric Wolford at Kansas State.