JMU to Keep Football Coaching Staff in Place
Everyone who loves JMU Football, got quite the Valentine’s gift yesterday. As the DNR’s Greg Madia reported, the school officially signed OC Donnie Kirkpatrick and DC Bob Trott to extensions through 2020. They also reached agreements with assistant coaches Dudzik, Thweatt, Hanson, Weaver, Stinespring, Sims, and Williams to extensions to keep them at school next season. Coach Powell and Bowers were already set to stay next season.
This means Coach Houston’s full crop of assistants will be back to help defend the Dukes’ National Championships. It’s impossible to understate how huge this is for the JMU program. One of the reasons we were most excited about Houston taking the reigns, was because he was able to assemble a staff full of so many talented and experienced individuals. The fact that they all are willing to stick around speaks volumes about their respect for Houston and enthusiasm for the program. And the fact that JMU was able to dedicate the resources necessary to keep them happy, shows how committed the school is to winning (in football at least). Football season can’t get here soon enough.