Carroll Hires Special Teams Coordinator

A busy Tuesday at Heritage Hall came to a close with the news that Brian Schneider will join the USC coaching staff as the Special Teams Coordinator. Look inside for more on USC's newest coaching addition.

A busy Tuesday at Heritage Hall came to a close with the news that Brian Schneider will join the USC coaching staff as the Special Teams Coordinator.

Schneider, 37, has 15 years of coaching experience on the college and pro levels and served as the Special Teams Coordinator for the Oakland Raiders the past two seasons.

"We've worked for years to create the opportunity to have a special teams coordinator," Pete Carroll said in a news release. "We're delighted that the right guy came along for the spot in Brian Schneider. He's an excellent, experienced coach whose results are evident at every place he has worked."

The San Diego native played linebacker at Colorado State, and started his coaching career in 1994, as a graduate assistant at his alma mater.

Schneider has coached special teams at Colorado State (1994-2002), UCLA (2003-05), Iowa State (2006), Air Force (briefly in 2007) and the Oakland Raiders (2007-08).

He replaces Dave Watson, who joined the staff as a graduate assistant in 2005 and has coached the defensive line the past two seasons.

Schneider is the third coach to join the USC staff this off-season, joining quarterbacks coach Carl Smith and defensive line coach Jethro Franklin.

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