Thursday, March 27, 2014

Temple adds three to coaching staff

PHILADELPHIA – The Temple Owls have announced the hiring of Chris Wiesehan as offensive line coach. The university also announced the addition of Brandon Washington as assistant strength and conditioning coach for football, and Matthew Delgado as director of video operations.

Wiesehan joins the Owls from the University of Hawaii where he spent the past two seasons. The 20-year veteran coach reunites with Owls head coach Matt Rhule; the two served on Craig Cirbus’ staff at the University of Buffalo in 1999-2000.

 “Chris is a very intense coach,” said Rhule. “He brings a great football mind to Temple. I’ve known him a long time and have always paid attention to the teams where he has coached and how tough he is to recruit against. He knows how to develop tough players.”

Washington will join head strength and conditioning coach Jeremy Scott, assistant strength and conditioning coach Shelton Gaffney and graduate assistant Kevin Kroboth, working out of Edberg Olson Hall, the football team’s practice facility.

“We are very fortunate to get someone of Brandon’s caliber,” said Rhule. “Brandon has lived SEC football for nearly 15 years as both a player and coach. He’s passionate about training top tier athletes and that’s what we want here at Temple.”

Delgado will oversee the video operations including a staff of several student managers.

“Matt comes to us with experience at the college and pro level,” added Rhule. “He’s a very creative, energetic guy who has been immersed in football his whole life.”
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