ULM begins spring practice with 9 full-time coaches
Posted by: Pete Roussel on February 25, 2013
Todd Berry begins spring football practice today at ULM.
In his first three seasons as head coach, Berry had led the program to records of 4-8, 5-7, and 8-5.
For the first time in his tenure, Berry will now have nine full-time coaches on his staff. For budget reasons, ULM had been operating with just eight assistant coaches, one less than the NCAA limit.
This off-season, Berry promoted offensive grad assistant Mario Price to inside receivers coach.
He also shifted tight ends / special teams coordinator Travis Niekamp to linebackers / special teams coordinator. That move allowed Berry to add former New Mexico State offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach Jerry McManus to his staff as tight ends coach.
Defensive coordinator Troy Reffett, who had the opportunity to become a defensive coordinator at another DI program this off-season but decided to stay, will now coach the corners.
Steve Farmer remains the offensive coordinator / offensive line / assistant head coach. Bryan Applewhite will coach the running backs and serve as the recruiting coordinator.
Jason Nichols is the outside receivers coach, while Price will coach the inside receivers, and McManus will coach the tight ends.
Everett Todd returns as defensive line coach, while Adam Waugh will coach the safeties.
The Warhawks will practice on a Monday-Wednesday-Friday-Saturday rotation for four weeks this spring.
ULM opens the 2013 season at Oklahoma. Other non-conference games include Grambling State, at Wake Forest, at Baylor, and Tulane.
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