New Florida coach Dan Mullen completed his coaching staff Thursday with the hiring of veteran assistant Ron English, who was on Mullen’s staff at Mississippi State last season.
Mullen also announced the assignments for his 10 assistants.
English, a former defensive coordinator at Michigan, Louisville and San Jose State, will coach the UF safeties, while Charlton Warren will coach the cornerbacks.
The other defensive coaches are Todd Grantham (defensive coordinator), Sal Sunseri (defensive line) and Christian Robinson (linebackers).
On the other side of the ball, as expected, Billy Gonzales (wide receivers) is the co-offensive coordinator with John Hevesy (offensive line), while Brian Johnson will coach quarterbacks, Greg Knox will coach running backs and serve as special teams coordinator and Ja’Juan Seider makes the move from running backs coach to tight ends coach.
Seider, the lone coach retained from Jim McElwain’s staff, will be coaching tight ends for the first time in his coaching career.
English, the final addition to the staff, has 20 years of coaching experience at the FBS level. He is a two-time Broyles Award (top assistant coach) nominee and the 2006 National Defensive Coordinator of the Year.
English was Mississippi State’s safeties coach this past season. In 2016, he was the defensive coordinator at San Jose State. He spent five seasons as head coach at Eastern Michigan from 2009-13.