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Re: Wofford Coaching Search

PostPosted: Sun Jan 21, 2018 4:02 pm
by SmallTownTerrier
Great point... When Tim Stowers got the job at Ga Southern, Erk Russell helped him out with intangible things... How do I know this? Because Russell sat in my family’s living room with Stowers when they were recruiting my brother.

Re: Wofford Coaching Search

PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 5:49 pm
by OlRB#3
We have our OL coach. Welcome back Trey Johnson. Former Terrier center so knows our system and a good guy.

Re: Wofford Coaching Search

PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:23 pm
by Oak Grove
That's great news! In '08, TJ was the centerpiece of the best offensive line Wofford ever put on the field.

Re: Wofford Coaching Search

PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:29 pm
by lawdog
Remember him. What is his coaching background?

Re: Wofford Coaching Search

PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:39 pm
by Retiredterrier
So how many open positions are there now ? Rumors are that Riase is gone but he is still on the roster as DL coach. We need a DC it seems. Maybe Riase will accept it and stay. We now have a new OL coach and an new ILB coach so do we need just one more ? Or two if Riase really is gone ? It appears that the roster has not been updated because Nash is still shown as OL coach. So Riase could actually be gone and the roster not been updated yet. Oh well just have to be patient. Although Gasparato and Wood are not on it. I like the sound of Trey Johnson as OL coach but like ld said what is his coaching background ? I hope it is announced on the website along with the new ILB coach.

Re: Wofford Coaching Search

PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:14 pm
by SmallTownTerrier
Johnson has been at D2 Eastern New Mexico as an offensive GA... That’s according to Football Scoop.

Re: Wofford Coaching Search

PostPosted: Tue Jan 23, 2018 12:04 am
by WocoSix

Re: Wofford Coaching Search

PostPosted: Tue Jan 23, 2018 12:38 am
by lawdog
Where is Wade Lang?

Re: Wofford Coaching Search

PostPosted: Tue Jan 23, 2018 12:54 am
by crabbyterrier
lawdog wrote:Where is Wade Lang?


WL is still the OC as far as I know.

Re: Wofford Coaching Search

PostPosted: Tue Jan 23, 2018 4:04 pm
by WoCo65
Allen Smith, former Terrier, will be new DL Coach per his twitter account. Coming from VMI - also had a stint at Duke.

Re: Wofford Coaching Search

PostPosted: Tue Jan 23, 2018 4:33 pm
by lawdog
Looks like excellent choice. Meaningful experience at App, Duke, and VMI:

Allen Smith
Position: Defensive Line Coach
Alma Mater: Wofford
Graduating Year: 2012
Phone: 540-464-7850
Email: smithag@vmi.edu
Begins his first year on Post...comes to VMI from Duke University where he spent the 2016 season serving as a Football Operations Assistant working primarily with the Blue Devil defense...spent the 2015 season as a graduate assistant coach at Appalachian State, helping the Mountaineers to an 11-2 record and Raycom Media Camellia Bowl championship with a 31-28 victory over Ohio...Appalachian State became the first team to win a bowl game in its first season as a full-fledged member of Division I-A/FBS. ..Smith arrived at Appalachian State after serving the 2014 season as an assistant coach at Calhoun County High School in St. Matthews, S.C...in his lone campaign at Calhoun County, he served as special teams coordinator and coached the Saints’ outside linebackers, halfbacks and tight ends and helped lead the squad to a 7-3 record...before joining the coaching ranks, Smith served as a counselor and site coordinator for A&A Youth Community Learning Center in Columbia, S.C., and completed an internship with the Carolina Panthers, focusing on sponsor sales and services, community relations and ticket sales...Smith was a four-year letterwinner as a defensive end at Wofford from 2009-12, playing for current Appalachian State defensive coordinator Nate Woody...he helped the Terriers to a share of two Southern Conference championships and three NCAA Division I FCS playoff appearances...he served as a team captain as a senior in 2012...Smith, a Columbia, S.C., native, graduated from Wofford in 2012 with a degree in business economics.

Here is an interesting video I noticed of him, a few months back before we played VMI. He has done some recruiting too, and hopefully will be effective for us.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hyH4ZXtu-Ws

Both Trey and Allen are SHD's with years in the trenches as players for us and coaching experience elsewhere. Appears that Trey's coaching experience is less extensive, but we should have high expectations for both. Both are young and likely very energetic.

Re: Wofford Coaching Search

PostPosted: Tue Jan 23, 2018 6:23 pm
by Eric Deutsch
I met Allen a few years ago when he was looking for his first coaching gig, he's a great guy and a hard worker. I'm confident he'll do a great job.

Re: Wofford Coaching Search

PostPosted: Tue Jan 23, 2018 8:32 pm
by CarolinaDog
Bringing Smith and Johnson back home echos Conklin’s effort to retain some of “Wofford’s Way.” I love the additions as both have experienced great success at Wofford in their playing days and know the expectation moving forward. This will lend itself even greater when it comes to recruiting as well as they aren’t far removed from playing so they will be able to relate with current and future SHD’s.

Re: Wofford Coaching Search

PostPosted: Wed Jan 24, 2018 3:01 am
by Oak Grove
Allen Smith is a stand-up guy and a SHD all the way. So glad to hear that he's returning to the alma mater!

Re: Wofford Coaching Search

PostPosted: Fri Jan 26, 2018 1:03 pm
by OlRB#3
If you haven’t seen it full staff has been announced. Link is below:

http://woffordterriers.com/news/2018/1/ ... staff.aspx