UNC's Fedora Announces Football Staff

Chapel Hill, N.C. - University of North Carolina head football coach Larry Fedora announced the hiring of eight assistant coaches Tuesday, including six who assisted him at Southern Miss., one who was a former defensive coordinator in the Atlantic Coast Conference and another who is returning for a second coaching stop in Chapel Hill.

The six assistants Fedora brings from Southern Miss are defensive coordinator Dan Disch, defensive assistant and special teams coordinator David Duggan, defensive line coach Deke Adams, offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Blake Anderson, tight ends coach Walt Bell and offensive line coach Chris Kapilovic.

In 2011, Southern Miss had arguably its best season in school history, winning a school-record 12 games, including the Conference USA championship over previously unbeaten Houston, and the Hawaii Bowl over Nevada. The Golden Eagles averaged a school record 461.4 yards per game (6,459 total yards), which ranked 16th in the country. USM was one of just 11 FBS schools to average 200 yards per game both passing and rushing.

Defensively, Southern Miss led Conference USA and ranked seventh in the nation in pass efficiency defense. The Golden Eagles were second in CUSA in total defense, scoring defense and rushing defense. Southern Miss set an NCAA record with 11 interception returns for touchdowns.

Gunter Brewer, who coached five years at Carolina from 2000-2004 and was most recently the offensive coordinator at Mississippi, returns to Chapel Hill to coach wide receivers and serve as UNC's passing game coordinator. Brewer has coached several outstanding wide receivers in stops at Marshall, Oklahoma State, UNC and Mississippi, including three Biletnikoff Award finalists.

Vic Koenning will serve as Carolina's associate head coach for defense. He recently led Illinois to a 20-14 win over UCLA in the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl as the interim head coach. Koenning is a 24-year college coaching veteran who served three years as Clemson's defensive coordinator from 2005-08. Each of his four Tiger defenses finished in the top 25 in scoring, total, and pass efficiency defense. He also was head coach at Wyoming in the early 2000s.

Fedora also announced he will retain strength and conditioning coach Tom Myslinski, who recently completed his first year in Chapel Hill.

Carolina has hired eight of its nine on-field assistant coaches. Fedora plans to hire a running backs coach in the near future.


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  • by heels fan Location: ENC on Jan 6, 2012 at 01:27 PM
    Its funny, Any die hard UNC fans knows about what the Ncaa Is going to do! EZU fans just talk out there but cause they want UNC to get nailed!! So what if we loose 9 for 3 years. Unc hasnt even used all 85 in i dunno how long! So no big deal!! Ecu needs to worry about EZU Be4 you worry about carolina cuase you cant even beat us, and yall make us seem like were worse than rice...Oh my bad...they beat you too! Go Heels
  • by Dave Location: Greenville on Jan 4, 2012 at 03:58 PM
    The Holes and their cheating ways!!!!!!!!! Once a cheating university, always a cheating university, stop looking thru gay blue glasses my friend.
  • by UNC fan on Jan 4, 2012 at 12:19 PM
    to lyle with style. The majority of UNC fans do not share your hatred towards ECU. You are a shame to us all. Go Heels and ECU!!
  • by ROY on Jan 3, 2012 at 04:10 PM
    BLAH BLAH BLAH
  • by lyle with style Location: fremont on Jan 3, 2012 at 03:15 PM
    The flagship university has reloaded. Its gonna b a tough couple of years with ncaa probation but we gonna b rolling with this staff. All you eastern carolina college losers better get ready. The heels gonna continue to dominate the field, classroom and recruiting. ECC needs to drop to division 3. Go tarheels!
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      by Dave on Jan 3, 2012 at 06:40 PM in reply to lyle with style
      Flagship? That is funny!
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      by Chuck on Jan 3, 2012 at 09:28 PM in reply to lyle with style
      Fella yopu must be living under a rock.You are so stupid & not even funny!!! You have no clue as to what the NCAA is going to do to UNC:It ain't gonna be pretty!!! New Coach,New assistant coaches,Probation?,Limited scholaships?' Don't think UNC can jell in one year or two. It will be a hard road back for UNC: UNC needs to fiqure out how to beat NC State. NC State beats you guys every year. Don't waste your time & lose sleep worring about ECU; Better worry about your precious UNC: Don't think Fedora is a good coach.He is Just a average coach & He cannot compete in the Mighty ACC: Reason he did so good at S.Miss was because he had a great Senior Q-back & Experienced players.
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      by jc on Jan 5, 2012 at 02:49 PM in reply to lyle with style
      dominate the classroom...LOL!!!!!!!!!I have had a really bad day but, the laughter for your post has turned it all around, thanks!! The classroom, HA!!!!
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      by JC on Jan 5, 2012 at 02:51 PM in reply to lyle with style
      It has "arrove" twice...it's twice as nice lyle with style!!!!!!!!LOL!!!!!!!!!!!Critical Fail!!
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      by your name is lyle on Jan 6, 2012 at 11:39 AM in reply to lyle with style
      You are terrible at representing the heels man, and I don't even like the heels. Work on that personality a little bit.
  • by lyle with style Location: fremont on Jan 3, 2012 at 03:14 PM
    The flagship university has reloaded. Its gonna b a tough couple of years with ncaa probation but we gonna b rolling with this staff. All you eastern carolina college losers better get ready. The heels gonna continue to dominate the field, classroom and recruiting. ECC needs to drop to division 3. Go tarheels!
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      by Michael McAdoo on Jan 3, 2012 at 06:21 PM in reply to lyle with style
      "dominate the classroom?" You can't be serious.
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        by LOL! on Jan 4, 2012 at 08:38 AM in reply to Michael McAdoo
        lyle may or may not have style, but he certainly has no sense. Nor a degree from UNC-CHeat.
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        by Chuck on Jan 4, 2012 at 05:10 PM in reply to Michael McAdoo
        Lyle is a creep & Very Stupid also. I will overlook his posts & Not let him rile me up. I said i was going to ne a better person starting jan 1 & I have. I am not gonna let this creep Lyle rile me up!!
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        by JC on Jan 5, 2012 at 02:50 PM in reply to Michael McAdoo
        Fedora has "arrove"!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOL!!!!!!!!!
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