Feb 072012

CSU football coach Jim McElwain named his coaching staff on Tuesday, with one major exception. McElwain didn’t name a defensive coordinator. He said that the person for that position is “ready to roll. There are some contractual things that need to be worked out.”

Here are the men that will join McElwain in trying to turn around CSU football:

Dave Baldwin, offensive coordinator.
Last Job: Offensive coordinator/tight ends coach at Utah State
Years Exp: 33
Fun Fact: Played and coached under Jack Elway

Tom Ehlers, director of football operations.
Last Job: Has been director of football operations at CSU since 2005
Years Exp: 32
Fun Fact: Started for four years on both offensive and defensive lines as a player at CSU

Marty English, defensive line.
Last Job: Defensive coordinator/linebackers/special teams coach at University of Wyoming
Years Exp: 28
Fun Fact: Won the 1981 NCAA Division I-AA title as a player at Idaho State

Derek Frazier, offensive line.
Last Job: Offensive line/run-game coordinator at Fresno State
Years Exp: 14
Fun Fact: Went to Rocky Mountain High School in Fort Collins

Tim Duffie, recruiting coordinator.
Last Job: Secondary coach at CSU
Years Exp: 13
Fun Fact: Lettered four years and started two seasons as a linebacker at Texas Tech

Jeff Hammerschmidt, special teams coordinator.
Last Job: Special teams coordinator/defensive ends at Arizona
Years Exp: 21
Fun Fact: Brother of former CSU coach Dan Hammerschmidt

Rashad Harris, assistant strength and conditioning coordinator.
Last Job: Assistant head coach at Saint Xavier High School
Years Exp: 7
Fun Fact: No. 10 on Louisville’s all time tackles list

Mike Kent, head football strength and conditioning coordinator.
Last Job: Strength and conditioning coordinator at Appalachian State
Years Exp: 32
Fun Fact: Coached over three dozen future NFL players

Billy Napier, assistant head coach/quarterbacks.
Last Job: Offensive quality control at Alabama
Years Exp: 10
Fun Fact: Clemson’s youngest ever coordinator in 2009 at age 29

Tim Skipper, linebackers.
Last Job: Linebackers/run defense coordinator at Fresno State
Years Exp: 12
Fun Fact: Father and brother coach running backs in the NFL at Tennessee and Oakland

Alvis Whitted, wide receivers.
Last Job: Offensive assistant at UCLA
Years Exp: 5
Fun Fact: Played nine seasons in the NFL, including Super Bowl XXXVII

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