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New Citadel football coach releases coaching staff

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CHARLESTON, S.C. (CIT) -- The Citadel's head football coach Mike Houston assembled his staff for the 2014 season by announcing the hiring of eight new assistant coaches and retention of two others on Friday.

Houston's staff is comprised of five assistants who came with him from Lenoir-Rhyne – Brent Thompson (offensive coordinator/quarterback/B-backs), Blake Harrell (special teams coordinator/inside linebackers), Lou Conte (slot backs), Ron Boyd (offensive line) and Roy Tesh (defensive line).

Former Citadel cornerback and assistant coach Maurice Drayton (defensive coordinator/cornerbacks), former South Carolina State defense backs coach Joel Taylor (safeties/pass defense coordinator) and former East Carolina graduate assistant Tripp Weaver (outside linebackers) are also joining the staff.

Houston also announced that JP Gunter (recruiting coordinator/wide receivers) and 1993 Citadel graduate Scott Yielding (tight ends) will be retained on the staff.

The Bulldogs take the field under the new coaching staff when they open spring practice on Feb. 18. Spring football, which will consist of 16 practice dates, will culminate with the annual Blue-White Spring Game at Johnson Hagood Stadium on March 15.

Below are the biographies on each of the new Bulldog coaches joining the staff for the 2014 season. The view the entire Citadel coaching staff click HERE.

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