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Former USF Bulls strength coach lands at Tennessee

Former USF Bulls strength coach Ronnie McKeefery, who left the Bulls after 11 seasons to take a job with the U.S. Army Special Forces, has left that position to become head strength and conditioning coach for the University of Tennessee's football program.

McKeefery was announced Monday as the Vols' new coach, less than three weeks after his final day at USF for the Bulls' win against Clemson in the Meineke Car Care Bowl.

"I am very excited to be at the University of Tennessee and to work with some of the best student-athletes in America," McKeefery said in UT's announcement. "Coach (Derek) Dooley, the staff, and administration have the utmost character and integrity, and I am eager to begin working with the student-athletes and to contribute to the positive impact that the University is having in their lives."

USF has already hired McKeefery's successor in Mike Golden, who has worked with Skip Holtz in his previous coaching stints at Connecticut, South Carolina and East Carolina.

Former USF Bulls strength coach lands at Tennessee 01/17/11 [Last modified: Monday, January 17, 2011 3:58pm]
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