Mike Minter, Liberty's special teams coordinator during the 2012 season, was introduced today as the new head football coach at Campbell.
Minter takes over for Dale Steele, who helped reinstate the football program at Campbell in 2008. Campbell, who competes in the Pioneer League, finished 2012 with a 1-10 overall record and a 0-8 record in conference play. Since 2008, Campbell has posted a combined 14-41 record, spotlighted by a 6-5 record in 2011.
"Mike is a phenomenal man of God and an excellent communicator," commented Liberty Head Football Coach Turner Gill. "On behalf of our coaching staff and players, we want to thank Mike for his tremendous contributions to our football program. We know the Lord Jesus Christ will continue to be with him and his family."
Minter was one of nine new assistant coaches that joined Gill's staff in January, following a 10-year playing career in the NFL with the Carolina Panthers. Gill was an assistant coach at Nebraska when Minter helped the Huskers win back-to-back national championships (1994 and 1995) before he was selected in the second round of the 1997 NFL Draft (56th overall pick).
This past year, Minter coached three all-Big South athletes. Long snapper Richard Wright earned first-team all-conference honors for the second year in a row, while kicker John Lunsford and punter Grant Bowden were all-Big South second-team selections.
Joining Minter at Campbell will be Adam Morris, who has spent the last year working with Liberty as the Flames' offensive quality control staff member.
"Adam has been a great addition to our coaching staffs at Buffalo, Kansas and Liberty," continued Gill. "Adam will be a terrific asset to the coaching staff at Campbell as Mike looks to continue to build their football program. He certainly has a bright future in coaching."
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