Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Football: New coaching additions

Cullowhee, N.C. - First-year head football coach Mark Speir announced two additions to his coaching staff today.  Former Coastal Carolina defensive coordinator Curtis Walker and former Concord University assistant coach Pat Mills has been added to the Catamount football staff.   Walker will serve as the linebackers coach, and Mills will work with the Catamount tight ends.

Walker comes to Cullowhee after serving the past 10 years as the defensive coordinator and linebackers coach at Coastal Carolina, while Mills, a recent ASU graduate, served one year as the tight ends coach at Concord University in Athens, W.Va.

"We are very excited about both Curtis Walker and Pat Mills joining us on staff here Western Carolina," said Speir. "Curtis brings a lot of championship experience to Cullowhee after spending the past 10 years as Coastal Carolina University's defensive coordinator. He is well-respected as a talented recruiter, and has directed defenses that have produced championships."

"Pat Mills will bring tons of energy and passion to the program. He is going to be a great coach that the players will love. He is a great person, teacher and coach," Speir added.