Panthers Welcome New Tight Ends Coach
By Space Coast Daily // March 20, 2013
Former College Player
BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – Florida Tech head football coach Steve Englehart has named Chad Raymond as the Panthers’ run game coordinator, tight ends and offensive line coach.
“I am extremely excited to be here at Florida Tech,” Raymond said. “I believe we have an opportunity to do some great things on and off the field with our student-athletes. I cannot wait to get this upcoming season underway!”
Raymond, a native of Austin, Texas, comes to Melbourne by way of the University of Texas at El Paso, where he served as the tight ends coach beginning in May 2012.
Prior to his year at UTEP, Raymond was the offensive line coach and recruiting coordinator at New Mexico Highlands in 2011.
“We interviewed about 15 different offensive line coaches for this position and Chad brought a lot of experience from different levels that will suit our offense very well,” Englehart said. “He has experience in several different types of offenses from a pro style to a spread offense, and that’s very similar to what we do.”
Raymond played his college ball at Cisco Junior College and Tarleton State University, where he earned a bachelor’s in business administration in 2006.
Following his graduation, he spent a year as a graduate assistant at Midwestern State. He followed with three years as a graduate assistant at UTEP under head coach Mike Price, where he primarily worked with the offensive line.
“Chad is going to bring a lot of energy,” Englehart said. “The players have already shown a lot of respect for him and his coaching ability. I believe he will do a great job for us, and he’s a great person to be around.”
Season tickets are now available for FIT’s inaugural 2013 season online at FloridaTechSports.com.
For the entire season, the season ticket price for adults is only $65. Florida Tech employees, seniors ages 65 and above, and children ages 5-16 are only $40.
Season tickets can also be purchased Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Clemente Center or by calling 321-674-8032.