Sanford said Berry will call the plays on offense while Sanford remains involved in the game-planning and overall philosophy of the Rebel Shotgun Spread.
"Primarily, I was looking at what kind of person the candidate was as well as if we had chemistry working together," Sanford said. "He also needed to be someone who believed in the spread offense and had experience running it. I also wanted a coach who was strong in teaching fundamentals, which will be a key in the development of (returning starting quarterback) Rocky Hinds. We got the entire package in Todd Berry."
Berry, 46, served as quarterbacks at the University of Miami (Fla.) this season under Larry Coker.