Patriots promote Nash, Ferentz

The Patriots today announced that Harold Nash has been promoted to head strength and conditioning coach, while Brian Ferentz has been named tight ends coach.

In addition, the team confirmed that University of Central Florida running backs coach George Godsey has been added to the staff with the title of offensive assistant coach.

As a quarterback at Georgia Tech, Godsey was coached during his 2001 senior season by current Patriots offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach Bill O'Brien, who held the same position at Georgia Tech.

The son of University of Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz, the 27-year old Ferentz joined the Patriots as a scouting assistant in 2008. He became a coaching assistant in 2009, and was an offensive assistant coach in 2010, working closely with tight ends.

Nash had been the Patriots' assistant strength and conditioning coach for the past six seasons, following an 11-year playing career in the Canadian Football League as a defensive back. He replaces head strength and conditioning coach Mike Woicik, who joined the Dallas Cowboys earlier this month.