North Greenville University football coach Jamey Chadwell has completed the hiring of his coaching staff, and the first year mentor he says he has put together a committed and experienced group for the 2009 season.
“We have brought in six coaches that all love the Lord and they all have significant amounts of experience in quality programs,” Chadwell said.
“It’s huge to be able to put together a staff of that quality. They will be instrumental in getting us tuned in to the new systems we plan to implement this spring. Five of them have their master’s degrees, so these are highly educated, quality people who will be working with our young men.”
Coach Chadwell’s staff includes:
BUTCH BARRY, COORDINATOR, OFFENSIVE LINE
Coach Barry comes to NGU from Michigan Tech University where he was the Offensive Coordinator and Offensive Line Coach for the past three years. Prior to working at Michigan Tech, he was the offensive line coach at Southwest Minnesota State University from 2004-2005. He began his coaching career as a graduate assistant at Central Michigan University from 2002-2003 after being a four-year starter for the Chippewas on the offensive line. He and his wife Andrea have been married for four years and have a one-year old named Aislin.
JONATHON CHADWELL, WIDE RECEIVERS
Coach Chadwell comes to NGU from Page High School in Franklin Tennessee where he was the Quarterbacks coach and Offensive Coordinator for the past two years. His prior coaching positions include Anderson County High School, Scott County High School and Pikeville College where he helped Pikeville reach the NAIA playoffs in 2004. Coach Chadwell, who has his Masters Degree in Counseling, will coach the Wide Receivers at NGU.
SKYLOR MAGEE, DEFENSIVE LINE, CO-DEFENSIVE COORDINATOR
Coach Magee comes to NGU from Nicholls State University in Louisiana where he was the Defensive Line Coach for the past two years. He got his coaching start in 2005 at the University of South Carolina as a graduate assistant under Steve Spurrier. Coach Magee was an All-American at Southern Mississippi as what? He will serve as the Co-Defensive Coordinator and also oversee the strength program for NGU football. He and his wife Leslie have been married for five years and have a five-year old daughter Kayla.
CHAD STAGGS, LINEBACKERS, CO-DEFENSIVE COORDINATOR
Coach Staggs coached five years at the University of South Carolina before taking a position at Charleston Southern University for one year. Coach Staggs then left the college ranks to take a coaching job at Lexington High School for three years. Coach Staggs will be the linebackers coach at North Greenville. Chad Staggs has been married to Kelli Puza Staggs for three years. They have one child, Anna Grace (Gracie), who is two years old.
JONATHAN WHEELER, DEFENSIVE BACKS
Coach Wheeler comes to NGU from the University of South Carolina where he was a graduate assistant under Coach Steve Spurrier for the last three years. Coach Wheeler, who played his college ball at Wofford College, and helped the Terriers to a Southern Conference Championship in 2003, will coach the Defensive Backs at North Greenville University. He has been married to Darby Graham Wheeler for one year.
MATTHEW DURHAM, RUNNING BACKS
Coach Matthew Durham spent 2007 and 2008 as a graduate assistant at North Greenville University. Coach Durham, who received his MBA from NGU in the spring of 2009, will coach the Running Backs and Tight Ends. Prior to joining the NGU staff, Coach Durham played at Charleston Southern University and won a Big South Championship with the Buccaneers in 2005.