Sources say new Citadel football coach Mike Houston is rounding out his staff with a couple of new hires from outside the program.
Citadel athletic director Larry Leckonby discussed the role that minority candidates played in his search for a new football coach, which ended with the hiring of Mike Houston last week:
Q: What role did minority candidates play in the search? Did you interview one or more?
New Citadel football coach Mike Houston was a defensive coordinator at Lenoir-Rhyne before taking over as head coach three years ago. The man who ran the Bears’ triple option offense over the last four years is Brent Thompson, a graduate of Norwich University, a private military college in Vermont.
With Thomson as offensive coordinator, Lenoir-Rhyne went 13-2 last season, made a run to the D-II national title game with a third-team QB and set an NCAA all-divisions record for single-season rushing yards with 5,563, an average of 370.9 per game.
I talked with Thompson on Thursday after Houston was introduced as The Citadel’s 24th head coach:
So Lenoir-Rhyne has announced that The Citadel’s new coach is Mike Houston.
Still waiting for Citadel announcement.
The search committee helping Citadel athletic director Larry Leckonby find a few football coach met again Friday. Sources are saying the field of prospects to replace departed coach Kevin Higgins is down to three.