Jones compiles Bearcats staff

New Cincinnati coach Butch Jones has hired seven assistants, most of them coming from his previous staff at Central Michigan.

Jones added co-defensive coordinators Tim Banks and Jon Jancek, assistant head coach/defensive line coach Steve Stripling, running backs coach/recruiting coordinator Mark Elder, tight ends coach/special-teams coordinator Phil Zacharias and offensive line coach Don Mahoney. In addition, Dave Lawson will head the football strength and conditioning program.

Banks, Elder, Lawson, Mahoney, Stripling, and Zacharias served under Jones at Central Michigan this past season. Jancek was co-defensive coordinator/linebackers coach at Georgia from 2005 to 2009. He has also coached at Central Michigan and Grand Valley State, where Brian Kelly cut his teeth.

Jones had previously announced that he was retaining Kerry Coombs from Kelly's staff to coach defensive backs.