UNC to Hire Douglas

South Florida assistant coach Troy Douglas confirmed to the Tampa Tribune on Wednesday that he will join the North Carolina coaching staff to oversee the defensive backs.

Douglas received a call from UNC on Sunday, interviewed on Tuesday in Chapel Hill and resigned from USF on Wednesday.

"I think this was a win-win situation," Douglas told the Tribune. "It's an up-and-coming program in a nice area, just as South Florida is."

The Tar Heel program has three assistant coach positions to fill after a run of offseason departures -- special teams coach and defensive assistant John Lovett (Miami), linebackers coach Tommy Thigpen (Auburn) and tight ends coach Steve Hagen (NFL - Cleveland).

Douglas has served as a secondary coach for USF for the last three seasons and has two decades of experience working with defensive backs, most recently including stops at Indiana (2004-05), Michigan State (2001-02) and SMU (1997-2000).

He played alongside UNC defensive coordinator and defensive backs coach Everett Withers at Appalachian State.


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