UNC Promotes Sisa To Assistant Coach For Safeties

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) -- North Carolina has promoted Steve Sisa to safeties coach, filling the vacancy left when Everett Withers became interim coach after the firing of Butch Davis.

Sisa worked last season with the Tar Heels in player development. In a statement, Withers said he wanted to complete the coaching staff quickly with preseason practice beginning Friday.

Before coming to Chapel Hill, Sisa served two seasons as a graduate assistant at Southern Mississippi.

Withers had spent three seasons as defensive coordinator and secondary coach. Linebackers coach Art Kaufman will take over as defensive coordinator.

The school also announced that junior running back Hunter Furr plans to transfer. Furr said in a statement he wanted to compete for more playing time elsewhere. He had run for 35 yards on eight carries in two seasons.

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