Fuente announces 5 new assistant coaches on staff - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Fuente announces 5 new assistant coaches on staff

(AP) - Memphis coach Justin Fuente has announced the hiring of 5 new assistant coaches led by his new defensive coordinator Barry Odom.

Odom also will coach safeties after spending the past nine years at his alma mater, Missouri. Fuente's other new coaches include Holman Wiggins, Vance Vice and James Shibest. Fuente also announced Monday he has retained Galen Scott, who worked with him at Illinois State, who worked at Memphis the past two years coaching linebackers and as co-defensive coordinator.

Vaughn will coach cornerbacks with Scott continuing to coach linebackers. Shibest will oversee special teams and tight ends, while Wiggins coaches running backs. Vice will coach the offensive line.

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Powered by Frankly