UNC announces new staff

North Carolina announced the hiring of eight assistant coaches Tuesday, including six who worked with first-year coach Larry Fedora at Southern Miss., one who was a former defensive coordinator in the ACC, and another who is returning for a second coaching stop in Chapel Hill.

From Southern Miss, Fedora hired defensive coordinator Dan Disch, defensive assistant and special teams coordinator David Duggan, defensive line coach Deke Adams, offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Blake Anderson, tight ends coach Walt Bell and offensive line coach Chris Kapilovic.

Gunter Brewer, who coached five years at Carolina from 2000-2004 and was most recently the offensive coordinator at Mississippi for two seasons, returns to Chapel Hill to coach wide receivers and serve as UNC’s passing game coordinator. Brewer has coached several outstanding wide receivers in stops at Marshall, Oklahoma State, UNC and Mississippi, including three Biletnikoff Award finalists.

Vic Koenning will serve as Carolina’s associate head coach for defense. He recently led Illinois to a 20-14 win over UCLA in the Kraft FightHunger Bowl as the interim head coach. Koenning is a 24-year college coaching veteran who served three years as Clemson’s defensive coordinator from 2005-08. Each of his four Tiger defenses finished in the top 25 in scoring, total, and pass efficiency defense. He also was head coach at Wyoming in the early 2000s.

Fedora will retain strength and conditioning coach Tom Myslinski, who recently completed his first year in Chapel Hill.

Carolina has hired eight of its nine on-field assistant coaches. Fedora plans to hire a running backs coach in the near future.