The LaGrange College coaching staff will have a new look to it this season.
The biggest change from the start of the 2013 season is the man at the top, with Matt Mumme set to begin his first full season as the head coach.
Mumme stepped in as head coach with three games remaining in the 2013 season, and the team went 2-1 in those games.
There will be other significant changes as well this season.
Earl Chambers, who played for the Georgia Bulldogs and had 41 tackles as a senior, will be the defensive coordinator and assistant head coach.
The Bulldogs went 33-11 during Chambers’ tenure in Athens, and they were 3-1 in bowl games.
Chambers graduated from Georgia in 1999.
Also joining the staff is Kendall Todd, who will coach the defensive line, and another newcomer to the staff is Brandon Crosby, who’ll coach the defensive backs.
The new coaches will join the veterans on the staff, including David Shonts, who will be the offensive-line coach, the running-game coordinator, and the strength coach.
Shonts is the only coach on the staff who has been with the team since its first year in 2006.
“He was a pivotal person to have in the offseason, to make sure our guys were getting bigger, faster and stronger,” Mumme said of Shonts.
Felton Huggins is also back on the staff, and he’ll be the passing-game coordinator.
Mumme said the assistant coaches have been a huge help in the offseason as he has adjusted to being a head coach.
“Nothing would be possible without them,” Mumme said. “I had a lot to learn becoming a head coach for the first time, so I’m running around like a chicken with my head cut off trying to figure out what needs to be done, and they were able to pay attention to the details and get a new cast of transfers in and young freshmen coming in.”
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