Brushing up on all of the ACC staff changes for 2016

With national signing day in the rearview mirror, the coaching carousel has seemingly slowed down. Or so we think. Aside from the four entire new coaching staffs in the ACC, all but three schools (Clemson, Florida State and Wake Forest) experienced assistant turnover of some kind.

Here are all of the new names to become familiar with from those other seven schools, including each’s previous job and whom each is replacing.


Offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach Scot Loeffler

Previously: Virginia Tech OC/QB coach

Replaces: Todd Fitch (Louisiana Tech OC/WR coach)

Defensive coordinator/linebackers coach Jim Reid

Previously: Iowa LB coach

Replaces: Don Brown (Michigan DC)

Defensive backs coach Anthony Campanile

Previously: Rutgers WR coach

Replaces: Kevin Lempa (Hawaii DC)

Defensive line coach Paul Pasqualoni

Previously: Houston Texans DL coach

Replaces: Ben Albert (Duke DL/Associate DC)

Wide receivers coach Rich Gunnell

Previously: Marian (Mass.) High head coach

Replaces: LB/ST coordinator Coleman Hutzler (South Carolina ST/LB)


OC/QB/Associate head coach Zac Roper

Previously: Duke ST/TE/Recruiting coordinator

Replaces: Scottie Montgomery (East Carolina head coach)

ST/Assistant head coach Jim Bridge

Previously: Purdue OL coach

Replaces: Roper

DL/Associate DC Ben Albert

Previously: Boston College DL coach

Replaces: Jim Collins (Duke special assistant to HC)


Co-OL coach Ron West

Previously: North Carolina Co-DC/LB coach (2014)

Replaces: Ray Rychleski (“parted ways” with GT)


DB coach Keith Heyward

Previously: USC DB coach/passing game coordinator

Replaces: CB coach Terrell Buckley (Mississippi State safeties coach)

Assistant DB coach/recruiting coordinator Cort Dennison

Previously: Louisville recruiting department

Replaces: Safeties coach/recruiting coordinator Greg Brown (Missouri CB coach)

WR coach Nick Petrino

Previously: Louisville GA

Replaces: Lamar Thomas (Kentucky WR coach)


TE coach Chad Scott

Previously: Kentucky WR coach

Replaces: Assistant HC for offense/TE coach Seth Littrell (North Texas head coach)


OC/QB coach Eliah Drinkwitz

Previously: Boise State OC/QB coach

Replaces: Matt Canada (Pitt OC/QB coach)

OL/run game coordinator Dwayne Ledford

Previously: Appalachian State OL/Co-OC for run game

Replaces: Mike Uremovich (Northern Illinois OC)


OC/QB coach Matt Canada

Previously: NC State OC/QB coach

Replaces: Jim Chaney (Georgia OC/QB coach)