UMass Head Coach Charley Molnar joined Brendan Fitzgerald of Fox 25 this week to discuss his team.
UMass is close to hiring Greg Burns as its defensive backs coach, according to a source with knowledge of the situation. Burns has not yet signed a contract, but the two sides are closing in on an agreement. Burns will take over for Jeff Burris, who left UMass to serve as the assistant defensive backs coach/defensive quality control coach for the Miami Dolphins. If Burns and UMass come to terms, Ted Daisher, who has been acting as the interim secondary coach, will coach linebackers, according to the source. Most recently, Burns was the defensive backs coach with Purdue, but was not [...]
According to multiple sources Jeff Burris, cornerbacks coach for the UMass football team, will leave the Minutemen for a job with the Miami Dolphins. Burris will take over as the assistant defensive backs coach/defensive quality control coach for Miami, according to a source. Ted Daisher, UMass’ safeties coach, will coach the entire secondary until the next coach is hired. “It was only a matter of time before something like this came up for (Burris),” a source said, on the condition of anonymity. Daisher has a good deal of coaching experience and worked on the staffs of the Philadelphia Eagles (2004-05 [...]
Dave Johnson, a coach with more than 27 years of collegiate experience, has been hired by UMass as its new offensive line coach and run game coordinator, according to a source with knowledge of the hiring process. Johnson will be joining the team immediately. FootballScoop.com, a site that follows the comings and goings of football coaches, initially reported that he was hired, and the Maroon Musket was able to confirm the hire and position. Johnson will replace Ron Hudson, who left UMass to coach Nevada in mid-January. Johnson was last the tight ends coach for the University of Cincinnati. Prior to joining the [...]