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The Coaching Wire: Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013

Former Auburn and Iowa State defensive line coach Mike Pelton will join Georgia Tech's staff. (Photo: Iowa State Athletics)

Former Auburn and Iowa State defensive line coach Mike Pelton will join Georgia Tech’s staff. (Photo: Iowa State Athletics)

  • Georgia Tech: Former Auburn assistant coach Mike Pelton has been announced as Georgia Tech’s defensive line coach. Pelton, who played at Auburn, coached under Gene Chizik at both Auburn (2011-12) Iowa State (2008-09) and Auburn. Pelton also coached the defensive lines at Louisiana-Lafayette (January-March, 2011), Vanderbilt (2010), Iowa State (2007-08), Troy (2001-06), and Valdosta State (2000). (Click here for the full release.)
  • Virginia: Former Colorado State head coach Steve Fairchild has been named offensive coordinator at Virginia. Fairchild has 31 years of coaching experience at both the NFL and collegiate levels, including 16 seasons as an offensive coordinator. Most recently, Fairchild served as senior offensive assistant for the San Diego Chargers in 2012. The contract is for two seasons and will pay him $450,000 per year. (Click here for the full release.)
  • Northwestern State (FCS): First year Northwestern (La.) State head coach Jay Thomas has announced his coaching staff:

[colored_box color=”grey”]Robby Brown, Offensive Coordinator & QBs (Prev.: Valdosta State, 2010-12)
Ben Norton, Offensive Line & Assistant HC (Prev.: Sacramento, UFL, 2012)
Kyle Manley, Wide Receivers& Recruiting Coordinator (Prev.: Tennessee, 2012)
Derek Foster, Running Backs (Prev.: Tennessee, 2012)
Matt Powledge, Tight Ends & Inside Receivers (Prev.: Northwestern State, 2012)[/colored_box]

(ReleaseNorthwestern State offensive staff)

Defense & Admin:

[colored_box color=”grey”]Chris Boone, Defensive Coordinator & Associate HC (Prev.: Jacksonville State, 2011-12)
Jake Landoll, Defensive Line (Prev.: Missouri Southern, 2012)
Shep Campbell, Linebackers & Special Teams (Prev.: Ouachita Baptist, 2011-12)
De’vonn Lockett, Cornerbacks (Prev.: Northwestern State, 2011-12)
Dan Korn, Director of Football Operations (Prev.: Northwestern State)[/colored_box]

(Release: Northwestern State defensive staff)


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