Kaufman Joining UNC Staff

Art Kaufman is leaving Southern Miss to join the North Carolina staff. He is expected to take the position of linebackers coach at UNC.

The Hattiesburg American first reported the news late Wednesday. Kaufman is the second confirmed hire by the UNC staff this week, joining South Florida's Troy Douglas. A third hire is expected in the coming days.

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

The Kaufman File
2008 - Southern Miss - Defensive Line/Special Teams
2005-07 - Middle Tennessee - Linebackers
2003-04 - East Carolina - Defensive Line
2001-02 - Arkansas Tech - Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers
1995-2000 - Ole Miss - Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers
1992-94 - Louisiana Tech - Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers
1988-91 - Ole Miss - Outside Linebackers/Defensive Ends

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