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Monday, February 27, 2012
Pitt completes coaching staff

By Andrea Adelson

Pitt coach Paul Chryst has completed his coaching staff, announcing Monday he has hired Desmond Robinson as running backs coach, Brooks Bollinger as quarterbacks coach and Dann Kabala as player personnel director.

Robinson was a linebacker and defensive end at Pitt from 1974-78, and has nearly 30 years of coaching experience on the high school, collegiate and professional levels. He and Chryst previously worked together during the 1989 and 1990 seasons as assistants under Don Nehlen at West Virginia.

Bollinger, a former quarterback at Wisconsin, spent last season coaching high school football in Minnesota. He had an eight-year career in professional football, including six in the NFL and two in the UFL.

Kabala, a Pittsburgh native and graduate of Fox Chapel High School, spent the past four years at Arkansas. He worked in the areas of on-campus recruiting, eligibility coordination and academic support. Kabala previously was a graduate assistant at Pitt from 2005-07.