Meet the new coach: Charlie Camp

BeaverFootball.com continues to introduce Beaver Nation to Mike Riley's new coaching staff with now Beaver linebacker coach, Charlie Camp.

Charlie Camp grew up in Louisiana where he played football at Archbishop Shaw High School in Marrero, LA. During his prep career, Camp was a two-time all-conference, all-city, and all-state linebacker.

After completing his outstanding prep career, Camp moved West to attend the University of Arizona.

Camp was an outstanding linebacker at UA from 1991-95 and was part of the Wildcat's famous "Desert Swarm" defense. He finished his career with 219 tackles, nine tackles for loss, and three sacks. In his final season with the 'Cats, Camp led the team in tackles with 90.

During his five years at UA, Camp played in three bowl games. The 1994 Freedom Bowl versus Utah, the 1994 Fiesta Bowl versus Miami, and the 1992 Hancock Bowl versus Baylor.

Arizona lost the 1992 contest 20-15, won the 1994 Fiesta Bowl 29-0 and lost the 1994 Freedom Bowl 16-13.

In 1996, Camp graduated from the University of Arizona with a ecology and evolutionary biology.

Following his completion of college, Camp traveled north to Canada to play for the Montreal Alouettes in the Canadian Football League.

After one season in the CFL, Camp received his first coaching experience at Sahuarita High School in Tucson, Arizona. Camp served as the Mustang's defensive coordinator and led Sahuarita to a 10-2 record and a birth to the state playoffs for the first time is school history.

Camp was hired by the University of Idaho as a graduate assistant in 1998. He worked with the inside and outside linebackers in addition to the defensive line while in Moscow. While Camp was a graduate assistant, the Vandals went 8-3 and defeated Southern Miss, 42-35 in the Humanitarian Bowl.

In 1999, Camp was hired as a full-time coach at Idaho as the defensive end and outside linebackers coach.

After three seasons in Idaho, Camp moved to California where he served as the San Diego Aztecs linebackers coach from 2000-2001 under Tom Craft. In just two years at San Diego State, Camp coached five all-conference linebackers, including Jomar Butler, Kirk Morrison and Dylan Robles.

Camp joined his alma mater as the Wildcats linebackers coach in 2002 under John Mackovic.

Following his first season in the Pac-10 as a coach, Camp joins the Beaver football staff in 2003 as the linebackers coach.

Riley's comments:

"Charlie Camp is a young man that was highly recommended to me by a number of people that I really admire, from Ted Tollner, Dick Tomey, Rich Ellerson to Duane Akina, all college coaches that I have know for a number of years."

"I got an especially strong recommendation from Larry McDuff, who coached Charlie in the old Desert Swarm defense, and coached for Larry at Arizona last year. We are excited to have this young man on our staff. He will bring some spirit and fire to our linebacking corps. He is an intense coach who will add a lot to our program."

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