Al Seamonson to join staff at Illinois
|Written by Chris Vannini|
Posted by: Chris Vannini on February 25, 2013
After a year off from coaching, Al Seamonson is back.
Sources tell CoachingSearch.com that the former UCF and Maryland assistant will join the staff at Illinois to coach outside linebackers. In addition, defensive coordinator Tim Banks will also coach defensive backs.
Seamonson was the linebackers coach at UCF in 2011. Prior to that, he coached linebackers and special teams at Maryland from 2001-10.
A 1982 graduate of Wisconsin, Seamonson was a graduate assistant and volunteer for the Badgers from 1982-84. From there, he spent two seasons as linebackers coach at Army, 13 at The Citadel working with linebackers, wide receivers and special teams and one as linebackers / special teams coach at Bowling Green.
The hire of Seamonson likely completes Tim Beckman's second staff at Illinois.
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