TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Alabama head mentor Nick Saban introduced the addition of 7 assistant coaches Friday, like Steve Sarkisian as the offensive coordinator and the promotion of Pete Golding to defensive coordinator.
Alongside with Golding and Sarkisian, the Crimson Tide additional Brian Baker (associate head mentor/defensive line), Charles Huff (associate head mentor/jogging backs), Charles Kelly (associate defensive coordinator/safeties), Kyle Flood (offensive line), Sal Sunseri (outside linebackers) and Holmon Wiggins (extensive receivers).
“We are fired up to be ready to assemble these a proficient team of coaches to acquire our gamers equally on and off the area,” Saban reported. “These coaches have a fantastic mix of power, enthusiasm and experience that will be a large asset to our application. They are all excellent instructors of the match and amazing recruiters who provide a wealth of experience to our staff.”
Sarkisian arrives in Tuscaloosa to coordinate the offense and mentor the quarterbacks immediately after two seasons as the Atlanta Falcons’ offensive coordinator. He served as the Crimson Tide’s offensive coordinator for the 2017 University Soccer Championship Sport immediately after shelling out the 2016 time as an offensive analyst for the Crimson Tide. In Atlanta a time in the past, Sarkisian’s offenses concluded in the leading 10 in the NFL in passing yards (fourth – 4,653 yards), total yards (sixth – 6,226 yards) and 10th in scoring (25.9 ppg). In 2018, quarterback Matt Ryan threw for 4,924 yards with 35 touchdowns while Julio Jones caught 113 passes for 1,677 yards and eight touchdowns and Calvin Ridley additional 64 catches for 821 yards and a team-substantial 10 scores.
Flood normally takes over Alabama’s offensive front immediately after two yrs as the Atlanta Falcons assistant offensive line mentor exactly where he worked with Sarkisian. He had just been promoted with the Falcons to match/clock management mentor just before joining the Tide. Prior to his time with the Falcons, Flood used 4 yrs at the head mentor at Rutgers exactly where he led the Scarlet Knights to bowl game titles in every of his very first 3 seasons. He was on staff at Rutgers in total for 11 time, also serving as the assistant head mentor, co-offensive coordinator and offensive line mentor. Flood boasts 19 yrs of experience coaching the offensive line at the collegiate and NFL stages.
Huff arrives in Tuscaloosa to tutor the jogging backs and serves as the Tide’s associate head mentor immediately after a single time as the assistant head mentor, operate-match coordinator and jogging backs mentor at Mississippi State. He boasts 15 yrs of coaching experience on equally the NFL and college or university level with stops at Penn State (2014-17), Western Michigan (2013), the Buffalo Expenses (2012), Vanderbilt (2011), Hampton (2010), Maryland (2009) and Tennessee State (2006-08). His a single time in Starkville made an helpful rushing attacked that averaged 223.6 yards for each match to rank 2nd in the SEC and 20th nationally. At Penn State, he recruited and produced a single of the game’s most electrifying gamers in jogging back again Saquon Barkley who grew to become the best drafted NFL jogging back again due to the fact Reggie Bush (No. 2) in 2006 and went on to acquire the NFL’s Offensive Rookie of the 12 months in 2018.
Wiggins will come to Tuscaloosa to mentor extensive receivers immediately after 3 yrs (2015-18) coaching the exact same unit at Virginia Tech less than head mentor Justin Fuente. He also worked for Fuente at Memphis for 4 seasons (2012-15) functioning with the wideouts. Wiggins oversaw the development of Tech’s receivers over the earlier 3 yrs, highlighted by Cam Phillips, who established himself as Tech’s job leader in receptions and getting yards. At Memphis, he helped the Tigers to 19 victories and back again-to-back again bowl appearances in 2014-15. Memphis receivers registered 148 receptions, 1,687 yards and 4 touchdowns in 2013 and upped that total to 255 catches for 3,277 yards and 19 touchdowns just before he remaining in 2015.
Golding was promoted to defensive coordinator immediately after serving as the Crimson Tide co-defensive coordinator in 2018. He will proceed to mentor the within linebackers. Prior to Alabama, Golding used two yrs as the defensive coordinator at Texas-San Antonio and boasts eight yrs of experience coordinating defense across 4 distinct coaching stops.
Baker, a 19-yr NFL coaching veteran, joins the Crimson Tide’s staff to mentor the defensive line and serve as the associate head mentor immediately after 3 seasons tutoring a single of the nation’s leading defensive fronts at Mississippi State. Prior to his time with the Bulldogs, Baker coached the defensive line or outside linebackers from 1996-2014 in the NFL with the Chargers, Lions, Vikings, Rams, Panthers, Cowboys, Browns and Redskins. Baker’s leadership was apparent in his 3 seasons in Starkville as the Bulldogs’ made several very first team All-SEC defensive linemen for the very first time in school record with Montez Sweat and Jeffery Simmons combining for 58.5 tackles for reduction and 29 sacks over their remaining two seasons at MSU.
Kelly, a native of Ozark, Ala., joins the Crimson Tide’s staff to serve as the associate defensive coordinator and safeties mentor immediately after a single time as the distinctive teams coordinator and safeties mentor at Tennessee. He used five seasons at Florida State (2013-17), like the remaining 4 yrs as the Seminoles’ defensive coordinator. His defenses in Tallahassee rated in the nation’s leading 25 his remaining 3 yrs, like No. 18 in 2017, immediately after allowing for only 331.1 total yards for each match. FSU concluded 22nd nationally in total defense in 2016 (349.1 ypg) and his 2015 unit rated ninth in scoring defense (17.8 ppg). He coached 10 NFL Draft picks as the coordinator for the ‘Noles, like very first round defensive backs Jalen Ramsey (No. 5 overall) and Derwin James (No. 17).
Sunseri returns to Tuscaloosa to mentor the outside linebackers immediately after producing an immediate influence on the Florida defensive line in 2018. His front wreaked havoc on opposing teams’ backfields as the Gators pressured 11 fumbles and totaled 37 sacks in 2018. Prior to Florida, he used 3 seasons as the Oakland Raiders’ linebackers mentor (2015-17). He worked on Jimbo Fisher’s staff at Florida State in 2013 and 2014, coaching defensive ends in 2013 just before remaining promoted to defensive head mentor in 2014. The Seminoles were being 28-1 through Sunseri’s tenure, successful the BCS national title at the conclude of the 2013 time and qualifying for the very first University Soccer Playoff in 2014. He used 3 seasons at Alabama (2009-11) as the assistant head mentor and outside linebackers mentor. Sunseri remaining Alabama next the 2011 time to serve as Tennessee’s defensive coordinator.
Jeff Banks (distinctive teams coordinator/tight ends) and Karl Scott (cornerbacks) continue to be on staff from last time alongside with Golding. Whole staff bios can be located at rolltide.com.
All these employment contracts are issue to acceptance by The College of Alabama Board of Trustees.
This report was acquired from a latest press launch from Alabama.