Dugans to Coach the Wide Receivers at USF

On Thursday morning, the University of South Florida announced the hiring of former Louisville Cardinals wide receivers coach, Ron Dugans. Assistant David Reeves will move on from the wide receivers, and will coach the quarterbacks on Willie Taggart's staff moving forward.

TAMPA BAY, FL.-- On Thursday morning, the University of South Florida announced the hiring of former Louisville Cardinals wide receiver coach, Ron Dugans.

"Ron brings a great deal of experience and success as both a player and coach and I am excited to be able to add him to our coaching staff," Taggart said. "He has done a great job developing wide receivers throughout his career and has been a part of some very successful programs. Ron is Florida native who has the respect of the high school coaches in the state and will be beneficial to our recruiting as well as the development of our receivers."

Dugans starred at Florida State in his playing days, but for the last four years (2010-13), Dugans has been in charge of the wide receivers on Charlie Strong's staff at the University of Louisville.

While Dugans will be coaching up the wide receivers in Tampa Bay next season, assistant David Reeves, who coached the Bulls' wide receivers in his lone season last year in Tampa Bay, will slide over and coach the quarterbacks moving forward. In his coaching career, Reeves has coached the quarterbacks at Tennessee, South Carolina and New Mexico.

"David did a good job with our wide receivers last year and helped Andre Davis set a USF record for receiving yards," Taggart said. "He has great background and experience coaching quarterbacks at the highest level of college football and will add strength at that position for us."

Dugans was drafted in the third round of the 2000 NFL Draft and spent five seasons with the Cincinnati Bengals and Houston Texans. The former Florida State Seminole has nine years of collegiate coaching experience under his belt.

Over the past two seasons, the Cardinals went 23-3 with Dugans on the staff, including an appearance in the Sugar Bowl in 2012 against Florida.


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