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Football staff changes unveiled at Charlotte 49ers spring finale
Coaching shakeup as program refocuses in ‘18
Published Friday, April 20, 2018 7:17 pm
by Herbert L. White

Charlotte 49ers football will have plenty of familiar faces at Saturday’s Green-White game.

The coaching staff, though, will require a scorecard.

The game, which starts at 6 p.m. at Jerry Richardson Stadium, concludes the spring drills season and is the public debut of several new assistant coaches brought in by coach Brad Lambert after a 1-11 season in 2017. Brad Lambert hired former Oklahoma State defensive coordinator Glenn Spencer to the same position, in addition to coaching linebackers. Special teams coordinator Charlie Skalaski’s duties now include coaching receivers. Skalaski has coached receivers at three previous stops: Eastern Kentucky; the NFL’s Jacksonville Jaguars and Liberty, where he spent 10 seasons.

Charlotte added former Howard co-defensive coordinator Chip West to the same position as well as cornerbacks coach, while secondary coach James Adams takes over safeties.

There’s more shuffling, too. Brad Queen, who was a defensive line assistant last year, was promoted to defensive tackles coach. Recruiting coordinator Ulrick Edmonds moves takes over the defensive ends.

The new offensive coordinator, Shane Montgomery will coach quarterbacks. Run game coordinator Greg Adkins is in charge of the offensive line.  The only holdovers who remain in the same positions are running backs coach Keith Henry and tight ends coach Johnson Richardson.    

Charlotte returns 18 starters from last year, including 10 on defense. Returning starters include quarterback Hasaan Klugh, who passed for 10 touchdowns and ran for another nine; leading rusher Benny LeMay (723 yards), top receiver Mark Quattlebaum (31 catches, 343 yards) and leading defenders Jeff Gemmell (106 tackles) and Ben DeLuca (102 tackles), the second and third 49ers to tally 100 tackles in a season.

General admission tickets for the spring game are $10 and are available at charlotte49ers.com or by calling (704) 687-4949. 


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