Panther Coaches Resume

When the native son was called home to coach his alma mater who would've guessed three assistants with ties to the University of Pittsburgh would follow?

Not only do Matt Cavanaugh, Paul Dunn, and Curtis Bray have ties to the area, a local icon and former PSU alumnus (Greg Gattuso) was hired as tight ends coach and more importantly, recruiting coordinator. This is a very telling storyline. The local fences that have been broken down by the likes of Michigan, OSU, and even Boston College will be replaced and freshly painted in Vegas gold and blue. Will the local coaches pay dividends to the university? If LOI day was an indication of things to come, you bet they will.

The complete Pittsburgh coaching staff:

Dave Wannstedt: Head Coach

More than three decades after captaining the Panthers' 1973 Fiesta Bowl team, Wannstedt was named the 34th head football coach in Pittsburgh history and becomes the ninth graduate of Pitt to lead the Panthers'.

A rugged offensive tackle for the Panthers from 1970-73, Wannstedt returns to his alma mater with 30 years of coaching experience on the collegiate level and in the National Football League. His career has produced three championship rings, including a Super Bowl title and two national collegiate championships.

In his 30-year coaching career, Wannstedt has been a part of 20 winning teams, 10 bowl teams, six NFL playoff teams, two college national champions (Pittsburgh in 1976 and Miami in 1987) and one Super Bowl champion (Dallas in 1992). He rejoins the college ranks after spending the last 16 years in the NFL. Eleven of those years were as a head coach, including six with the Chicago Bears (1993-98) and five with the Miami Dolphins (2000-04). Wannstedt's 14 years of collegiate coaching experience include 11 winning campaigns and a 112-48-4 record.

It all began, though, at the University of Pittsburgh, where he started his coaching career as a graduate assistant under Coach John Majors in 1975 and 1976. When Majors departed following the undefeated '76 national title season, Wannstedt served under Jackie Sherrill at Pitt in 1977 and 1978, coaching receivers and special teams. His four years on the Panthers' staff witnessed three Top 15 national rankings, a combined 37-10-1 record (.781) and bowl invites each season.

During his head coaching tenure with the Dolphins, Miami was one of just three NFL teams from 2000-03 to record nine or more victories each year. The Dolphins' 41-23 mark during that span tied for the club's best four-year record in nearly 20 seasons. Miami captured the AFC East Division championship in 2000 with an 11-5 record. The Dolphins' defense that season ranked third in the NFL in points allowed (a franchise-low 226 points) and led the league with 28 interceptions. He joined the Dolphins in 1999 as assistant head coach under Jimmy Johnson.

Wannstedt concluded his Chicago tenure as the third winning'st coach in the franchise's history with 41 victories. In 1994 he was named the NFC Coach of the Year by UPI and Football News after directing the Bears back to the playoffs following a three-year hiatus. Wannstedt additionally was among the top three finishers for NFL Coach of the Year honors that year by The Associated Press, Pro Football Writers, The Sporting News, Pro Football Weekly and Football Digest. The Bears were the NFL's least-penalized team for two consecutive seasons (1994-95) under his watch.

From 1989-92, Wannstedt was part of a dramatic revitalization of the Dallas Cowboys as defensive coordinator and, in his final season, assistant head coach. His tenure witnessed Dallas' transformation from a 1-15 team to Super Bowl champions in just three years. Wannstedt's 1992 defense was the NFL's youngest but went on to lead the league in total defense, allowing just 245.7 yards per game. The '92 season was punctuated with the Cowboys' 52-17 demolition of Buffalo in Super Bowl XXVII as his defense forced nine turnovers. In 1990, Wannstedt's role in Dallas' revival earned him NFL Assistant Coach of the Year honors.

Prior to Dallas, Wannstedt spent three years as the defensive coordinator of the Miami Hurricanes. From 1986-88, Miami went 34-2 (.944) and won the 1987 national championship with a 12-0 record. During his tenure, the Hurricanes held opponents to just 2.2 yards per rush, gave up only 10.9 points per game and averaged 48 sacks per year. Wannstedt's defenses produced 11 NFL draft selections, including five taken in the initial two rounds.

Wannstedt's other collegiate stops included Southern California (1983-85) and Oklahoma State (1979-82). As defensive line coach at USC, he helped the Trojans capture the 1984 Pacific-10 championship and a subsequent 20-17 win over Ohio State in the Rose Bowl. Wannstedt was also the defensive line coach at Oklahoma State his initial three years before elevating to defensive coordinator in 1982.

Wannstedt earned his bachelor's degree in 1974 from the University of Pittsburgh. He was drafted by the Green Bay Packers in '74 but his professional career was ended by a neck injury. Wannstedt returned to Pitt and earned his master's in 1976.

A 1970 graduate of nearby Baldwin High, Wannstedt was a three-sport star in football, basketball and track and field. He earned all-state in football and played in the prestigious Big 33 Classic. He captained both the Highlanders' football and basketball squads.

The Pitt Letter Club in 1999 named him an Awardee of Distinction for his professional and personal accomplishments following his graduation from the University.

Matt Cavanaugh: Offensive Coordinator / Quarterbacks

Cavanaugh will forever be remembered in Panther lore for quarterbacking Pitt to the 1976 national championship, a season capped by his MVP performance in a 27-3 rout of Georgia in the Sugar Bowl. His effective blend of passing and running made him an All-American in 1977 and his 3,378 career passing yards still rank 12th in Pitt annals.

He returns to Pittsburgh more than 25 years later with an impressive resume as a player and coach on both the collegiate and professional levels. In addition to his collegiate championship, Cavanaugh earned three Super Bowl rings, including two as a player (with the San Francisco 49ers in 1984 and the New York Giants in 1990) and one as a coach (Baltimore Ravens in 2000).

A native of Youngstown, Ohio and graduate of Chaney High, Cavanaugh spent 14 years as a quarterback in the National Football League. A second-round selection of New England in 1978, he spent five seasons (1978-82) with the Patriots before moving on to stints with the San Francisco 49ers (1983-85), Philadelphia Eagles (1986-89) and New York Giants (1990-91).

Cavanaugh began his coaching career at Pitt, where he served as tight ends coach for John Majors in 1993. He then moved back to the professional ranks, serving as quarterbacks coach for the Arizona Cardinals from 1994-95 and at San Francisco in 1996.

From 1997-98, Cavanaugh was offensive coordinator for Chicago, serving under Wannstedt, who was the Bears' head coach. He most recently was the offensive coordinator at Baltimore (1999-2004), where during the Ravens' Super Bowl season he orchestrated a rushing attack that produced a franchise-record 2,199 yards.

Cavanaugh earned his bachelor's degree from Pitt in administration of justice.

Coaching Experience:
Pittsburgh, 1993, tight ends
Arizona (NFL), 1994-95 quarterbacks
San Francisco (NFL), 1996, quarterbacks
Chicago (NFL), 1997-98, offensive coordinator
Baltimore (NFL), 1999-2004, offensive coordinator

Greg Gattuso: Tight ends / recruiting coordinator

Seeking a coach who knows the storied high school football tradition in Pennsylvania and beyond, University of Pittsburgh head coach Dave Wannstedt named Greg Gattuso the Panthers' new recruiting coordinator and tight ends coach.

A product of the WPIAL himself, Gattuso boasts a sparkling resume as a coach and player on both the collegiate and high school levels. Gattuso spent the last 12 years building neighboring Duquesne University into one of the elite I-AA football programs in the country. The winningest coach in school history, the Dukes went 97-32 (.752) under his direction, won eight Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) titles, made five bowl appearances and captured the 2003 consensus Mid-Major Division I-AA national championship.

A 1980 graduate of Seton-LaSalle High, Gattuso was named the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Class AA Player of the Year his senior season and went on to a standout career at Penn State, where he was a two-time All-East defensive lineman and a member of the Lions' 1982 national title team.

Gattuso was twice named the national Mid-Major I-AA Coach of the Year and was a seven-time MAAC Coach of the Year. The Dukes dominated the MAAC during his tenure, going 66-7 (.904) in league play, including a current 33-game winning streak.

Gattuso joined Duquesne as an assistant coach in 1992 before taking over the head coaching post the following year. He previously served as head coach at his high school alma mater, Seton-LaSalle, from 1989-91. Taking over a team that went 6-34 over the four seasons prior to his arrival, Gattuso led the Rebels to a 28-10-1 mark (.731), including three WPIAL playoff berths, a WPIAL championship and Parkway Conference title. Gattuso is a 1983 graduate of Penn State with a bachelor's degree in administration and criminal justice.

Coaching Experience:
Seton-LaSalle High school, 1989-91, head coach
Duquesne, 1992, assistant coach / 1993-2004, head coach

Paul Dunn: Offensive Line

A 1983 Pitt graduate, Dunn returns to his alma mater with 22 years of experience coaching offensive lines on the collegiate level. He most recently served at Kentucky (2003-04) and Kansas State (1998-2002).

Dunn was a three-year letterman on the Panthers' offensive line from 1980-82. Pittsburgh was a combined 31-5 (.861) during those seasons, finishing in the Top 10 each year. Dunn's college roommate, quarterback Dan Marino, flourished behind the air-tight protection provided by those dominant offensive fronts. "There were games when my uniform never got dirty," Marino said. "There were games when I never hit the ground. That's incredible."

At Kentucky the last two years, Dunn served as run-game coordinator and offensive line coach. During the '03 season, Kentucky produced 24 rushing touchdowns, the third-highest total in school history. Dunn keyed the development of first-team All-Southeastern Conference tackle Antonio Hall, who went on to sign with the Indianapolis Colts.

At Kansas State, Dunn's lines provided the foundation for one of college football's most explosive offenses. During his tenure the Wildcats ranked among the nation's top five in scoring four times, including a national-best 48 points per game in 1998. In 2002, Kansas State averaged 44.8 points to rank second in the country.

Serving as the Wildcats' run-game coordinator his final four years in Manhattan, Dunn oversaw record-breaking rushing campaigns in 2001 and 2002. In '01, Josh Scobey broke the KSU single-season record with 1,263 rushing yards. A year later, Darren Sproles set a new mark with 1,465.

Dunn tutored four KSU players who earned All-America citations, including first-team honoree Nick Leckey and third-team picks Ryan Young, Randall Cummings and Andy Eby. The Wildcats went 50-14 from 1998-2002, compiling four 11-victory seasons and four Top 10 finishes.

Dunn's additional coaching stops include Vanderbilt (1996-97), Cincinnati (1994-95), Maine (1990-93) and Rutgers (1989). His first full-time assignment came at Edinboro (Pa.) University, where he coached from 1986-88. Dunn served graduate assistantships at Pittsburgh (1983) and Penn State (1984-85). Dunn owns a bachelor's degree in administration of justice.

Coaching Experience:
Pittsburgh, 1983, graduate assistant
PSU, 1984-85, graduate assistant
Edinboro (Pa.) University, 1986-88, offensive line coach
Rutgers, 1989, offensive line coach
Maine, 1990-93, offensive line coach
Cincinnati, 1994-95, offensive line coach
Vanderbilt, 1996-97, offensive line coach
KSU, 1998-2002, run-game coordinator / offensive line coach
Kentucky, 2002-04, run-game coordinator / offensive line coach

David Walker: Running Backs

David Walker, who served with the Orange from 1995-2004, joins Pittsburgh with an outstanding record of producing top-flight running backs. He produced four 1,000-yard rushers in the last five years as running backs coach at Syracuse. He counts among his protégés six backs who played in the National Football League, including current pros Chris Davis (Seattle), Rob Konrad (Miami), James Mungro (Indianapolis) and Kyle Johnson (Denver).

The Orange boasted a potent 1-2 punch in the backfield this past season with All-Big East running backs Walter Reyes and Damien Rhodes combining for 1,673 yards and 17 touchdowns. Reyes finished his career as SU's second all-time leading rusher with 3,424 yards.

Walker oversaw four consecutive 1,000-yard rushers from 2000-03, a Syracuse record. In '03, Reyes rushed for 1,347 yards, the second-highest single-season total in school history. His 21 touchdowns set an Orange record.

A 1993 graduate of Syracuse, Walker was an outstanding running back himself, twice earning All-Big East honors. He captained the 1992 team, leading it to a No. 6 national ranking, 10-2 overall record and 26-22 victory over Colorado in the Fiesta Bowl. Walker remains the sixth-leading rusher in Orange history with 2,643 yards.

Following a year as an assistant coach at Miami's Carol City High School in 1994-95, Walker rejoined his alma mater and helped the Orange to four Big East championships. Including his collegiate career, he has been part of 12 bowl games.

Walker owns a bachelor's degree in physical education.

Coaching Experience:
Carol City High School, 1994-95, assistant coach
Syracuse, 1995-2004, running backs

Aubrey Hill: Receivers

Aubrey Hill, who was a standout receiver at Florida from 1991-94 before moving onto the coaching ranks.

Hill, who played and coached under Steve Spurrier's "Fun 'n Gun" offense at Florida, joins the Panthers after working at NCAA I-AA Elon (N.C.) University as receivers coach last year. He previously was the receivers coach at Duke from 1999-2003 and additionally served in a pair of NFL coaching internships.

Hill helped Florida to a four-year record of 43-10-1 (.806) and three SEC championships. He compiled 86 receptions and 18 touchdowns for his career and caught a touchdown every 4.78 catches, the third best TD ratio in Gators history. He was a team captain as a senior in 1994.

Following his playing career, Hill served as a Florida graduate assistant from 1996-98. In his first season as an assistant, Florida captured the national championship with a 12-1 mark, capped by a 52-20 victory over Florida State in the Sugar Bowl. During his three years on the Florida staff, the Gators went a combined 32-5 (.865).

Hill earned his first full-time appointment at Duke, where he served as receivers coach from 1999-2003. He was instrumental in the development of Scottie Montgomery, who finished his collegiate career ranked second in career receptions (171) and third in yardage (2,379) in Blue Devil annals.

He supplemented his collegiate experience with a pair of NFL internships, including stints with the Washington Redskins (summer 2001) and Miami Dolphins (summer 2002). Hill was involved with receivers and special teams in both internships, working with such pro wideouts as Chris Chambers and Orande Gadsden at Miami and Darnerien McCants and Derrius Thompson at Washington.

Hill owns two degrees from Florida, including a bachelor's in exercise and sport sciences and a master's in leisure/sports management.

Coaching Experience:
Florida, 1996-98, graduate assistant
Duke, 1999-2003, receivers coach

PAUL RHOADS: Defensive Coordinator/Secondary

Recruiting Areas: Houston, Texas

During Pittsburgh's victorious Insight Bowl season in 2002, the unit played at its highest level since the late 1980s. The Panthers ranked among the nation's top 25 in an impressive seven different categories and allowed their fewest points in a season since 1988 despite playing in a school-record 13 games.

The Panthers gave up just 7.4 points and 182.6 yards over the five-game winning streak heading into the Visit Florida Tangerine Bowl in 2001. The unit ranked among the nation's top 30 in five different categories at season's end. Additionally, Pittsburgh finished with 38 quarterback sacks. It was the Panthers' highest sack total since the 1987 season. In four years under Rhoads, Pittsburgh's defense has compiled an impressive 124 sacks.

Rhoads joined the Panthers after serving the prior five seasons (1995-99) at Iowa State, where he was the secondary coach for his last four years in Ames after coaching the inside linebackers in 1995. While there, Rhoads also assisted with the special teams. During Rhoads' tenure at Iowa State, he was instrumental in the development of cornerbacks Dawan Anderson, who finished his career as one of the Cyclones' all-time interceptions leaders, and Breon Ansley, who was an All-Big 12 honoree. In 1999, Iowa State's defense improved in nearly every category, including its pass efficiency defense which jumped to a national ranking of 29th after finishing 95th the previous season.

Prior to Iowa State, Rhoads spent three years at Pacific from 1992-94, serving as the defensive backs coach and, in his final season, coordinator of the Tigers' pass defense. In 1993, Pacific ranked 20th nationally, allowing just 152 yards passing per game. Additionally, Rhoads was a graduate assistant at Ohio State (1991) and Utah State (1989-90), working with the secondary at both schools.

A 1989 graduate of Missouri Western with a bachelor's degree in economics, Rhoads was a three-year letter winner and the recipient of the Chris Faros Scholarship, honoring the program's top senior student-athlete. He later earned his master's degree from Utah State in 1991. Rhoads, a native of Ankeny, Iowa, was a prep special mention All-State free safety in 1984 and valedictorian of his high school class.

Coaching Experience
Utah State, 1989-90, graduate assistant;
Ohio State, 1991, graduate assistant;
Pacific, 1992-93, defensive backs, 1994, defensive backs/defensive pass coordinator;
Iowa State, 1995, inside linebackers, 1996-99, secondary;
Pittsburgh, 2000-present, defensive coordinator/secondary.

BOB JUNKO: Assistant Head Coach/Defensive Tackles

Recruiting Areas: Western Pennsylvania and Eastern Ohio (Youngstown and Akron areas)

The 2004 season marks the eighth year of Junko's second tour at Pittsburgh. He initially coached at Pittsburgh from 1982-85, serving as defensive coordinator under then head coach Foge Fazio. He returned in 1997 as defensive tackles coach and has tutored two All-Big East performers, including Demond Gibson (1999) and Frank Moore (1997).

Prior to returning to Pittsburgh, Junko was the defensive coordinator at Kent State from 1995-96. Junko also served as the associate head coach and defensive coordinator for seven years at Akron. He additionally held similar positions at Northwestern, Texas Christian and his alma mater, Tulsa.

In his first stint with the Panthers, the 1982 team received a Cotton Bowl bid and finished ninth in the country. The 1983 Panthers earned a Fiesta Bowl berth and ranked 19th in the final polls. Among the standouts on those defenses were tackle Bill Maas, defensive end Chris Doleman and defensive backs Tim Lewis and Tom Flynn, all of whom went on to careers in the NFL.

As a collegian, Junko starred at Tulsa as an inside linebacker and was an Honorable Mention All-American in 1967. He also was named to the All-Missouri Valley Conference team twice and served as team captain.

Junko earned a bachelor's degree in history education in 1968 and his master's in educational administration in 1970 at Tulsa.

Coaching Experience:
Tulsa, 1968, graduate assistant, 1969, freshman coach, 1970-74, linebacker coach, 1975-76, defensive coordinator.
Texas Christian University, 1976-82, defensive coordinator, 1979-82, assistant head coach
Pittsburgh, 1982-85, defensive coordinator/linebackers.
Northwestern, 1986-88, defensive coordinator.
University of Akron, 1988-94, associate head coach/defensive coordinator.
Kent State, 1995-96, defensive coordinator, linebackers.
Pittsburgh, 1997-present, defensive tackles.
Pittsburgh, 2000-present, assistant head coach.

CURTIS BRAY: Linebackers

Recruiting Areas: Western Pennsylvania, Philadelphia area, South New Jersey, Detroit

Bray was instrumental in the development of Pittsburgh's young linebacker corps in 2003 after coaching the defensive ends the prior three years.

Bray molded two All-Big East defensive ends from 2000-02 with the Panthers, including Claude Harriott (2002) and Bryan Knight (2000-01).

Bray rejoined the Panthers after serving as defensive ends coach at Villanova the prior three years (1997-99). A native of Monroeville, Pa., he is a 1988 graduate of Gateway High School and former Gatorade National High School Football Player of the Year.

During his Villanova tenure, Bray helped the Wildcats emerge as a national power in NCAA Division I-AA. In 1997, Villanova captured the Atlantic 10 championship that season and were named the Eastern College Athletic Conference's (ECAC) Team of the Year.

Prior to Villanova, Bray was the defensive line coach at Western Kentucky (1995-96) and the defensive coordinator at Duquesne (1993-94). While at Duquesne, he also coached the linebackers and handled the special teams.

Bray was a standout linebacker for Pittsburgh and finished his career with 170 tackles despite an array of injuries his final two collegiate seasons. One of his most memorable performances occurred at Penn State in 1988 when he had a quarterback sack for a safety and a key interception to lift the Panthers to a 14-7 victory.

Bray enjoyed an exceptional athletic career at Gateway High. In 1987, he became the first defensive player ever selected as the Gatorade National High School Football Player of the Year and also was a first team USA Today All-American. Bray excelled in track and field as well, capturing the state javelin championship as a senior.

Bray graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 1992 with a bachelor's degree in economics.

Coaching Experience
Duquesne, 1993-94, defensive coordinator/linebackers/special teams;
Western Kentucky, 1995-96, defensive line;
Villanova, 1997-99, defensive ends;
Pittsburgh, 2000-02, defensive ends, 2003-present, linebackers.

CHARLIE PARTRIDGE: Defensive Ends / Special Teams

Recruiting Areas: South Florida

A native of Plantation, Fla., Partridge served four seasons (1998-2001) at Iowa State in administrative and coaching roles. He was a defensive graduate assistant in 1998-99, working with the outside linebackers. Following the 1999 season he earned a full-time appointment as the program's director of football operations. Partridge and Paul Rhoads worked together during the 1998 and 1999 seasons before Rhoads departed for Pittsburgh.

In 2002 Partridge was hired by Eastern Illinois University as defensive line coach and recruiting coordinator. The Panthers advanced to the NCAA I-AA playoffs last season and shared the Ohio Valley Conference (OVC) championship with an 8-4 record. Two of the Panthers' losses came to I-A schools Hawaii and Kansas State.

An outstanding player himself, Partridge was an NSCA All-America defensive lineman for Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. A team captain and three-year starter for the Bulldogs, Partridge's collegiate coaching career began at his alma mater, as he was a Drake graduate assistant during the 1996 and 1997 seasons. In this capacity, he coached the running backs - producing a pair of 1,000-yard rushers each season - and worked as a strength and conditioning coach.

Partridge earned his bachelor's degree from Drake in secondary education in 1995 and master's degree in education from Iowa State in 2002.

Coaching Experience
Drake, 1996-97, graduate assistant.
Iowa State, 1998-99, graduate assistant; 2000-01, director of football operations.
Eastern Illinois, 2002, defensive line/recruiting coordinator.
Pittsburgh, 2003-present, defensive ends.

CHRIS LASALA: Assistant Athletic Director / Football Operations

Lasala enters his eighth year as director of football operations at the University of Pittsburgh. LaSala was named an assistant athletic director in 2000.

A native of nearby Aliquippa, Pa., LaSala's career in athletics began at Temple where he served as a graduate assistant. He then came to the University of Pittsburgh as an athletic department intern in 1989. In his current capacity, LaSala coordinates and oversees travel accommodations, youth summer camps, the annual coaches clinic, preseason camp arrangements and all day-to-day administration for the Pittsburgh football team. He also serves as the football program's liaison to numerous campus departments and within the athletic department.

LaSala additionally was a chief coordinator and planner for Pittsburgh's move to its new, state-of-the-art practice facility, the UPMC Sports Performance Complex.

LaSala has been instrumental in the planning surrounding Pittsburgh's trips to the 2003 Continental Tire Bowl, 2002 Insight Bowl, 2001 Visit Florida Tangerine Bowl, 2000 Bowl and 1997 AXA/Equitable Liberty Bowl.

Previously he served three years as the director of football operations at Boston College, where he handled all the administrative duties for the football program, including overseeing the travel arrangements and organizing BC's youth camps.

During his BC tenure, the Eagles captured the 1994 Aloha Bowl and participated in the 1995 Kickoff Classic.

Before Boston College, LaSala spent three years at Temple as recruiting coordinator and ultimately was elevated to assistant athletic director. He initially joined Temple as a graduate assistant in 1988 and then returned to the Owls' football staff in 1990 as the administrative assistant.

LaSala graduated from West Virginia in 1988 with a bachelor's degree in accounting. He earned his master's degree in sports administration from Temple in 1991.

Mike Kent: Strength & Conditioning Coach

Kent joined the University of Pittsburgh from the University of Louisville in February 2004 as the football program's strength and conditioning coach.

Prior to Louisville, the 43-year-old Kent served at Eastern Kentucky University from 1999-2000, overseeing the strength training for the Colonels' 16 intercollegiate sports. From 1990-99, he served at Appalachian State, serving as strength coordinator for 18 teams and helping the football program earn five NCAA I-AA playoff berths. While at Appalachian State, Kent trained linebacker Dexter Coakley, a multiple All-Pro honoree with the Dallas Cowboys. In 1995, Kent was named the Southern Conference's Strength Coach of the Year.

Kent's coaching career began at NC State, where he was a graduate assistant for two years (1985-86 and '86-87) working with the defensive line and assisting with the strength program. He additionally was an assistant defensive line coach and headed up strength and conditioning for football at West Virginia's Shepherd College (1987-88). From 1988-90, Kent was an assistant strength coach at East Carolina.

Kent earned his bachelor's degree from Fairmont State (W.Va.) in 1982 and his master's from NC State in 1987.

Coaching Experience:
East Fairmont (W.Va.) High school, 1982-84, head wrestling coach/assistant football coach/assistant track & field coach.
Miramar (Fla.) High school, 1984-85, strength and conditioning coach/assistant football coach.
North Carolina State, 1985-87, football graduate assistant (defensive line).
Shepherd (W.Va.) College, 1987-88, strength and conditioning coach/defensive line coach.
East Carolina, 1988-90, assistant director of strength and conditioning.
Appalachian State, 1990-99, strength and conditioning coordinator.
Eastern Kentucky, 1999-2000, strength and conditioning coordinator.
Louisville, 2000-2004, football strength and conditioning coordinator,
Pittsburgh, 2004, football strength and conditioning coach.

(Coaches bios provided by the University of Pittsburgh's official site)

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