Weis Makes Changes To KU Football Staff

By: KU Sports Information (Posted by J.B. Bauersfeld)
By: KU Sports Information (Posted by J.B. Bauersfeld)

KU release:

Weis Announces Staff Alterations And Additions

LAWRENCE, Kan. – Kansas head football coach Charlie Weis previously announced Clint Bowen would be coaching the Jayhawk linebackers and Monday he announced several other staff alterations and additions.

Weis began by announcing that Dave Campo is now the assistant head coach for defense and will remain coaching the defensive backs. Scott Vestal, who was previously the assistant director of operations, has been elevated to assistant defensive backs coach and he will also work closely with the special teams.

Previously serving as graduate assistants for the defense, Rod Jones will now serve as the director of high school relations, and Maurice Crum, Jr., has moved into the assistant director of operations position.

Matt Shula, who served in a quality control position in 2012, is now a graduate assistant working with the special teams, and Mark Ross, an intern with the program last season, has been elevated to a quality control position working with the offense.

Joining the Kansas football staff are Louie Matsakis, Max Onyegbule and Ty Greenwood. Matsakis and Onyegbule are returning to Jayhawk program, while Greenwood is making his first appearance.

Matsakis will serve as KU’s director of personnel. Matsakis returns to Kansas after spending the past four seasons at Youngstown State where he was the special teams and recruiting coordinator and running backs coach.

Prior to his time at YSU, Matsakis spent five of the six previous seasons on the Jayhawk staff. From 2007-09, he was the KU running backs coach and oversaw the specials teams. In 2004-05 he was a quality control coach. During his previous experience at Kansas, Matsakis mentored the Big 12 Specialist of the Year in kick returner Marcus Herford in 2007, while also coaching running back Jake Sharp to All-Big 12 honors in 2008.

Kansas won a trio of bowl games during Matsakis’ previous time with the program, capping the 2005, 2007 and 2008 seasons with bowl victories in the Fort Worth Bowl, Orange Bowl and Insight Bowl, respectively.

Onyegbule, who was a three-year letterwinner on the KU defensive line, was also a part of two of those bowl wins (Orange, Insight). Onyegule who is returning to his alma mater as a graduate assistant with the defense, tallied 67 tackles during the 2006-09 seasons.

Onyegbule, who earned his degree from Kansas in December 2010, had a strong senior season in 2009 as he registered 37 tackles, including 16 solo stops. He also had 11 tackles for a loss of 64 yards and six sacks. He was twice named to the Athletics Director’s Honor Roll while he was at KU.

Greenwood will serve as the KU quality control coach for defense. Greenwood comes to the Jayhawk program after spending the past six seasons on the staff at Pierce College in Los Angeles, where he served as defensive coordinator and defensive backs coach.

Greenwood is a graduate of Delaware State where he was a three-year starter at defensive back. While at DSU, Greenwood earned All-MEAC honors and was named the team’s defensive MVP.


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