Burleson Names Coaching Staff Changes
ABILENE, Texas —Hardin-Simmons head football coach Jesse Burleson has announced the hiring of two new assistant coaches for his staff for the 2012 season.
Jon Loudermilk, a former Hardin-Simmons player and Stephenville native, will be the new linebackers coach and special teams coordinator and will also handle the team's strength and conditioning program. He has been an assistant coach for former Hardin-Simmons player Mike Fecci at McKinney North High School the last three years.
He has also had coaching stops at Tornillo high school, the University of Houston and Texas A&M Commerce and was also a graduate assistant at HSU. He was a two-time all-conference defensive back (1996 and 1998) and a three-year starter for the Cowboys.
Former Lampasas head football coach Joey McQueen will be the new wide receivers coach for the Cowboys. He also will be in charge of academics and eligibility. McQueen was 19-14 in three seasons at Lampasas and led them to the playoffs two times, after the team was winless the two seasons before his arrival.
His teams have reached the playoffs in 15 of his 21 seasons as a head coach at Lampasas, Smithville, San Angelo Lake View, Big Lake Reagan County, Howe and Bells. He is a native of Ballinger.
"Both Jon and Joey are great football coaches and even better people," said Burleson. "What immediately stands out about both is they are not afraid to put in the work to be successful. Both have coached at places that weren't great situations and they made them into great places because of their work. We are excited they are here."
Bob Fello, who was the secondary coach this past season, will take over as the team's defensive coordinator.
Steve Barrows, who was the defensive coordinator last season, took a job as the offensive coordinator at the College of Mount St. Joseph in his native Ohio. Former wide receivers coach Mike Salinas accepted the head coaching job at Vela High School, the new high school in Edinburg.
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