Monday, January 7, 2013
Temple announces new hires
By Andrea Adelson
New Temple coach Matt Rhule made several staff announcements Monday, hiring four new assistants while changing responsibility for two others remaining with the program.
Allen Mogridge, Brandon Noble and Marcus Satterfield all join as assistants, though their exact positions will not be determined until the entire staff is set. Rhule also announced:
- Ed Foley has been promoted to assistant head coach after serving as the team’s the director of operations the past two seasons.
- Francis Brown moved into a full-time coaching position after serving as a graduate assistant this past fall.
- Sean Padden was named the director of football operations.
Here are brief bios on the assistants:
Mogridge spent the 2012 season at Central Florida as the special teams coordinator and tight ends coach. Before joining the Knights, he spent three seasons as special teams and tight ends coach with North Carolina where the Tar Heels advanced to a bowl game each year from 2009-11.
Noble played with Rhule at Penn State. He spent the 2012 season at Coastal Carolina as the Chanticleers’ defensive line and special teams coach. In 2011, Noble worked under Chanticleer head coach Joe Moglia as the defensive line coach with the Omaha Nighthawks, where he helped the squad lead the United Football League (UFL) in both sacks and tackles for loss.
Satterfield spent the past four seasons as offensive coordinator at Tennessee-Chattanooga. In 2012, UTC switched to a spread system. The Mocs finished the season ranked fifth in the SoCon in scoring (25.5 ppg) and eighth in total offense (349.8 ypg).
Foley enters his sixth season with Temple after two seasons as the director of football operations. Previously, he served as the Owls’ recruiting coordinator and tight ends coach/assistant offensive line coach for three seasons.
Brown begins his third season at Temple. In 2012, he served as a graduate assistant coach working with the defense. In 2011, Brown worked as the assistant director of internal operations. He was in charge of player development and community service projects.
Padden returns to collegiate football after an eight-year stint in the corporate world. He spent the past five years in the pharmaceutical industry while serving as the defensive line coach at Monsignor Bonner High School during the 2012 season. He was a volunteer coach for the West Philly Tarheels youth football team for three seasons (2008-10). Padden served as the defensive line coach, recruiting coordinator and travel coordinator at Fordham during the 2002-03 seasons working with Foley, who was the Rams’ offensive coordinator and offensive line coach.