Miami hires receivers coach

Former Cleveland Browns wide receivers coach George McDonald was hired to coach the same position at Miami, the school announced on Tuesday. McDonald has recruiting ties in South Florida, the Northeast and California.

McDonald just completed his second season as the Browns’ wide receivers coach. He first joined the Cleveland staff as offensive quality control coach on February 11, 2009, and was promoted to wide receivers coach on May 6, 2009. He previously spent nine seasons as an assistant on the collegiate level, including two seasons as the wide receivers coach at Minnesota.

“George had a burning desire to be back in the college game and we are thrilled to welcome him to the Miami family,” coach Al Golden said in a prepared statement. “I’ve seen his work on several levels and he is great teacher and technician. As the strongest brand in college football, we can’t understate the importance of the fact that he has recruited South Florida and the Northeast, while having roots in California.”