Terrapins' Friedgen Makes Changes to Coaching Staff

Friday, January 25, 2008

Maryland Coach Ralph Friedgen announced yesterday that he has hired assistant coaches Danny Pearman and Kasey Dunn and dismissed running backs coach Phil Zacharias.

Longtime assistant coach John Donovan was reassigned as running backs coach after spending the past two seasons coaching quarterbacks, duties that recently hired assistant head coach and offensive coordinator James Franklin will take on.

Friedgen was unavailable to comment.

Pearman takes over as special teams coordinator and tight ends coach, replacing Ray Rychleski, who left for a similar job at South Carolina. Pearman last coached tight ends and special teams at Duke under fired coach Ted Roof. He also coached at North Carolina and Virginia Tech, where he assisted Coach Frank Beamer with special teams. Maryland is Pearman's fourth ACC school in four years.

Dunn takes over for fired wide receivers coach Bryan Bossard. Dunn, who previously coached with Franklin at Washington State, most recently served as assistant head coach under fired Baylor coach Guy Morriss. Dunn also coached wide receivers and coordinated special teams.

-- Marc Carig

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