Friday, February 11, 2011
Spartans name Samuel as WRs coach
By ESPN.com staff
Michigan State made it official Friday and announced the hiring of Terrence Samuel as receivers coach.
Samuel, who comes from Central Michigan's staff, completes the replacement of Don Treadwell. Treadwell served as the team's offensive coordinator and also coached the receivers.
“We had a number of outstanding candidates apply for the position, but Terrence Samuel really emerged as the top candidate during the interview process,” Dantonio said in a prepared statement. “Terrence did a great job during a chalkboard session with the offensive staff, and he did equally well in a teaching session with some of our current players. I had the opportunity to first talk with Terrence at the American Football Coaches Association Convention and then again here on campus, so he went through an extensive interview process.
"He has coached a variety of positions on both sides of the ball plus he’s been both an offensive and special teams coordinator, so Terrence has well-rounded football knowledge. He also has had a chance to learn from some outstanding head coaches along the way, including two years as a graduate assistant with John Mackovic at Arizona."
Samuel played receiver at Purdue from 1991-94. He inherits a deep group of receivers in East Lansing led by B.J. Cunningham, Keshawn Martin and Keith Nichol.