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Antonya English

Will Muschamp completes his staff with hiring of Derek Lewis

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February

Florida coach Will Muschamp has hired Derek Lewis as Florida's new tight ends coach, filling the vacant position left by Stan Drayton who abruptly left last week to become the wide receivers coach at Ohio State. Drtayon was Florida's running backs coach and recruiting coordinator.

Lewis joins the staff after working as tight ends/assistant specail teams coach since 2007 at Minnesota.

Former tight ends coach Brian White - who was retained by Muschamp from Urban Meyer's former staff - will now coach the running backs. Wide receivers coach Aubrey Hill will be the team’s recruiting coordinator. 

Lewis was a four-year letterwinner at Texas who also earned a Super Bowl ring with the St. Louis Rams.

 From 2005-06, Lewis worked at Texas as a graduate assistant, where he was part of the staff that captured the 2005 BCS National Title.

He was a four-year letterman at Texas (1995-98), earning All-Big 12 honors in 1998. A career hightlight was his 61-yard reception on fourth and inches that helped seal the 1996 Big 12 Championship game for Texas.

"Many Gators will be familiar with Derek, he was the tight end that beat Nebraska in the 1996 Big 12 Championship game that catapulted the Gators into the national championship game,'' Muschamp said. "He's helped the Gators before and we're looking forward to him helping us again.''

[Last modified: Wednesday, February 2, 2011 6:27pm]

    

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