Tresey lands job with new Omaha UFL team
Former USF defensive coordinator Joe Tresey, who was not retained in the Bulls' offseason coaching change, is back coaching football, as he was announced Monday as the new defensive backs coach of the United Football League's Omaha Nighthawks.
"I'm very excited to be coaching," Tresey said. "It was a long haul, but it's good to be coaching again. It's a new venture, but I'm with a lot of guys with a tremendous amount of experience, both at the pro and college level."
Tresey, who coached with the Bulls for one season, is part of the staff for head coach Jeff Jagodzinski, the former Boston College coach who briefly was the Bucs' offensive coordinator last fall. He'll report to Omaha this week for the first staff meetings, with the Nighthawks opening preseason camp in August. They'll play an eight-game schedule in the five-team league this fall.
He's the third member of Jim Leavitt's staff to find work in football -- offensive coordinator Mike Canales is now in the same job at North Texas, and co-offensive line coach Mike Simmonds is expected to coach the offensive line at his alma mater, Indiana State, starting in June.
Jagodzinski's staff includes another coach with USF ties -- his running backs coach is Wardell "Junior" Smith, who was Skip Holtz's running backs coach at East Carolina before he took the USF job.