VIDEO: New UCF Knights Head Coach Josh Heupel Announces Six New Staff Members
By Andy Seeley, UCF Knights Sports Information Director // December 13, 2017
four of the nine asst. coaches' positions FILLED
ABOVE VIDEO: UCF Knights football meets new head coach Josh Heupel.
ORLANDO, FLORIDA — UCF head football coach Josh Heupel has announced several hires to the new Knights’ staff.
Heupel has introduced Corey Bell (cornerbacks), Glen Elarbee (offensive line) and Willie Martinez (assistant head coach/secondary) to the coaching staff. Along with defensive coordinator Randy Shannon, four of the nine assistant coaches’ positions have now been filled.
In addition, Heupel has also announced the hire of support staff members Kurt Schmidt (Director of Sports Performance, Football), Billy Ray Johnson (Chief of Staff/Director of Football Operations) and Brandon Lawson (Director of Player Personnel).
The following is a look at each of the new staff members’ backgrounds:
Corey Bell – Cornerbacks Coach
Bell most recently coached at the University of Florida, where he tutored two Gators to Second Team All-Southeastern Conference honors following the 2017 season. Bell spent time earlier this year on the staff at USF.
From 2014-16, Bell served as Secondary Coach and Assistant Director of Player Personnel at FAU. Bell coached three Owls to four All-Conference USA honors (three honorable mention, one second team).
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