BOWLING GREEN Coach Gregg Brandon has filled the opening on his coaching staff at Bowling Green State University, hiring John Hunter of Pershing High School in Detroit to be his running backs coach.
Hunter played football for BGSU, starting four years at linebacker from 1984-87.
He was twice named All-Mid-American Conference and was part of the 1985
MAC Championship team.
At Pershing, his team made the state playoffs four of his six years as head coach.
Because of his experiences here at Bowling Green, he can sell the program
as well as anyone, Brandon said. He has been a part of some outstanding
teams as both a player and as a coach and he knows the qualities it takes to bring
out the best in others.
Hunter s arrival prompted Brandon to shake up some of the assistant coaches
position assignments. Dennis Springer will now coach defensive backs, D.J. Durkin
will coach linebackers and Mike Ward will coach the defensive line.
We are always looking for ways to improve and energize ourselves and this
is a great opportunity to do that, Brandon said.