USF Football Announces Several Staff Additions & Promotions

102.5 The Bone USF Bulls South Florida Football Head Coach Alex Golesh

TAMPA, FEB. 28, 2024 – South Florida Football Head Coach Alex Golesh has announced several additions and promotions for his second USF staff as the Bulls prepare for the start of spring practices on March 5.

New additions to the Bulls’ staff include Director of Football Operations Zach Cole, who comes to USF from Tennessee where he worked with Golesh and Football Chief of Staff Andrew Warsaw as assistant director of football operations, serving for two seasons on Josh Heupel’s Tennessee staff and before that working for four seasons at Texas A&M.

Will Shields was promoted to coordinator of scouting strategy within the USF player personnel department that was a key in helping to garner the Bulls’ highest-rated recruiting class in a decade and the top 2024 class outside the autonomous conferences.

The Bulls have also added several quality control analysts and graduate assistants, including Larry Scott III, the son of former USF player and longtime coaching staff member Larry Scott, who is now the head coach at Howard University. The younger Scott will serve as a quality control analyst for the defensive line.

Also joining the Bulls’ stable of quality control analysts is De’Vonte Danzey, a former all-conference offensive lineman at Auburn, who will work with the USF offensive line. Golesh also promoted Jared Peery to a senior offensive analyst position working with quarterbacks and offensive graduate assistant Parker Carmichael to a quality control analyst position working with the Bulls’ tight ends.

USF also has three new graduate assistants heading into 2024, including the return of former Bulls linebacker Keyon Helton (2018-21) as a graduate assistant working with defensive backs. Tampa native and former Georgia Tech defensive lineman Kyle Cerge-Henderson returns to the Bay area as a graduate assistant working with the defensive line, while former Central Michigan linebacker Kumehnnu Gwilly will serve as a graduate assistant working with running backs.

The Bulls will hold the first of 15 spring practices on Tues., March 5, and will have two practices before the University’s Spring Break (March 10-16). Following Spring Break, USF will return for four weeks of practices leading up to the annual Spring Game, which will return to Corbett Stadium on the USF campus on Sat., April 13.

ABOUT USF FOOTBALL The USF football program first took the field in 1997 and completed its 27th season in 2023 while completing construction on a new $22 million Indoor Performance Facility. A $340-million on-campus stadium and football operations center is slated for 2027. The Bulls have posted 16 winning seasons, earned 16 All-America selections, including 2021 consensus All-American kick returner Brian Battie, and had 32 first-team all-conference selections. USF has had 30 players selected in the NFL Draft and has made 11 bowl game appearances (going 7-4 in those games), posting a program-record six straight appearances from 2005-2010 and making four straight bowl appearances from 2015-18. The Bulls posted back-to-back 10-win seasons in 2016 and 2017, logging a program-record 11-2 mark in 2016 while finishing both seasons ranked in the Top 25. USF spent a program-record 20 straight weeks ranked in the Top 25 during the 2016 and 2017 seasons and reached as high as No. 2 in the national rankings during the 2007 season.

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