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Mangino returns as Youngstown State assistant

Mark Mangino has been hired as tight ends coach and recruiting coordinator at Youngstown State. (Photo: AP)

Mark Mangino has been hired as tight ends coach and recruiting coordinator at Youngstown State. (Photo: AP)

[dropcap]M[/dropcap]ark Mangino is returning to the college game.

More than three years after coaching his last game at Kansas, Mangino will return to the sidelines as tight ends coach and recruiting coordinator at his alma mater, Youngstown State.

It’s a reunion of sorts for Magino and Penguins head coach Eric Wolford. Wolford played for Mangino at Kansas State and they coached together at the school when Wolford was a graduate assistant working with the offensive line.

“Every coaching job I have ever taken was a rebuilding project, but this program is not rebuilding,” Mangino said. “This program has the potential to have a very good year and that’s a credit to Eric Wolford, his staff and his team.”

Wolford took over the Penguins in 2010. After a 3-8 record his first year, he’s led the Penguins to back-to-back winning seasons, including a 7-4 mark in 2012.

“I am a big believer in Coach Wolford’s ‘no shortcuts’ approach that focuses on getting results on and off the field,” Mangino said. “This school is near and dear to my heart and I’ll work very hard with Coach Wolford to get the job done.”

Mangino, who coached at Kansas from 2002-09, parted ways with the program when then-athletic director Lew Perkins launched an internal investigation into allegations of improper treatment of players.

Perkins retired in 2011 in the midst of another controversy after it was revealed that five employees and a consultant allegedly had participated in a scheme to sell football and basketball tickets for personal gain.

Mangino led the Jayhawks to back-to-back bowl bids for the first time in school history, including a win over Virginia Tech in the 2008 Orange Bowl.

His return to coaching was delayed when his wife was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2011.

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The Coaching Wire: Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013

Matt Edwards has been named defensive line coach at Florida Atlantic. (Photo: Miami-Ohio)

Matt Edwards has been named defensive line coach at Florida Atlantic. (Photo: Miami-Ohio)

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.

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Report: Coleman to join Kansas State staff

Andre Coleman

Photo: Youngstown State Athletics

[dropcap]F[/dropcap]ormer Kansas State wide receiver Andre Coleman will return to his alma mater as receivers coach, according to a Wichita Eagle report.

Coleman replaces Michael Smith, who left to join Bret Bielema’s staff at Arkansas last month.

Since 2010, Coleman has been wide receivers coach at Youngstown State. He played with Youngstown head coach Eric Wolford at Kansas State in the early 90’s.

Coleman spent five seasons in the NFL with the San Diego Chargers, the Pittsburgh Steelers, and the Seattle Seahawks. He retired from professional football in 1997 and worked in private business until joining Wolford’s staff at YSU.

At K-State, Coleman amassed 3,443 all-purpose yards during a 43-game career, which ended in 1993, and also caught 95 passes for 1,556 yards and 12 touchdowns.

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