Dave Arnold Named to Football Coaching Staff

Fort Collins, Colo. - Colorado State University football coach Sonny Lubick today announced the appointment of David Arnold as the team's new tight end and special teams coach.

"Dave is an outstanding football coach," said Lubick of the newest addition to the coaching staff. "He has had a great deal of experience and has been successful as a coach at every level - college and professional. I am also happy with the fact that one of his many strengths is coaching tight ends and special teams.

"Dave has had the opportunity to be a head coach and an assistant coach, and has been successful every where he has been. I really think he will be a valuable asset to our program. He knows how to deal with student-athletes, and he knows the game inside and out."

Lubick, who is in his 12th year at Colorado State, said Arnold will join the staff next week. Arnold comes to Colorado State after having served as an assistant coach at Albion College since 1999. From 1995-97, he was the special teams coach for the Seattle Seahawks.

Arnold, from 1989-94, was an assistant coach at the University of Miami (Fla.). He was the tight ends and special teams coach from 1989-92, then handled special teams and running backs under head coach Dennis Erickson from 1993-94 before joining Erickson's staff with the Seahawks.

Lubick was the Hurricane's defensive coordinator from 1989-93 before coming to Colorado State,where he has guided the Rams to six conference titles and eight bowl games since 1994.

During Arnold's tenure ate Miami, the team in five consecutive bowl games and won a pair of national championships (1989, '91).

Prior to coaching at Miami, he was an assistant at Washington State University from 1987-88, working with special teams and the offensive line.

Arnold, from 1983-86, was the head coach at Montana State University, and guided the Bobcats to the 1984 NCAA Division IAA national championship with a 12-2 record. He was the conference and national coach of the year that season. Arnold had spent one season, 1982, as an assistant coach with the Bobcats before taking over the following season as the school's head coach.

Arnold began his college coaching career at Michigan State, spending two seasons as an offensive line coach from 1980-81. He also formerly coached at Alma, Mich., High School and Midland, Mich., High School, from 1973-79 and 1968-72, respectively.


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