Griffon football coaching changes

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Missouri Western’s sidelines will look different will look different due to the multiple coaching changes on both sides of the ball this offseason.
On the offensive side of the ball Western hired David Brown to be the offensive coordinator. He comes to Western after being at Colorado Pueblo-State. Prior to that helped implement the pistol offense at Nevada that helped Collin Kaepernick become the only player in NCAA history to throw for 10,000 yards and rush for 4,000 in his career.
Brown was interested in the Western job because he used to play in the MIAA.
“One of the biggest attractions to me was that I grew up in this area and played in the MIAA,” Brown said. “I knew what kind of potential this program had and as soon the job became available was intriguing and I wanted to get back in this area.”
Brown replaces Chet Pobolish who accepted a head coaching job at Southwestern Oklahoma State.
Brown will be implementing the pistol offense into the team this upcoming year.
Williamson also promoted Patrick St Louis to a co offensive coordinator position and hired Andre Crenshaw to be the special teams coordinator and running backs coach. Former running backs coach Colin McQuillan was hired by Southwestern Oklahoma to be defensive coordinator.
On the defensive side Justin Richter was promoted from defensive backs coach to defensive coordinator.
Richter believes he’s in a great position to run the defense.
“I’m surrounded by many great coaches on the defensive side of the field,” Richter said. “I believe that the defensive line coach could be a defensive coordinator anywhere else. This is a great situation for me to be in and I’m excited to be able to call the defensive plays this upcoming season.”
Williamson also brought in Gary Salgado to be co-defensive coordinator and linebackers coach.
The defensive coordinator position opened up whenever former coordinator Mike Walton accepted the defensive coordinator position at his alma mater Eastern New Mexico University.
Williamson said that the multiple coaching changes wasn’t a surprise to him.
“We’ve had a lot of movement,” Williamson said. “But that’s what is to be expected when you hire really good coaches and really good people. They’re wanted all over the place and they for the most part got promotions.”
Western will open up their 2018 at in-state rivals Northwest Missouri State on August 30.