Teevens Names Two New Coaches; Kelly Promoted to Offensive Coordiniator
March 6, 2003
Second-year head coach Buddy Teevens completed additions and changes to his 2003 coaching staff as he announced the hiring of two new coaches and several other staff changes.
David Kelly, who coached wide receivers last season for the Cardinal, has been named offensive coordinator. Defensive line coach Dave Tipton, a member of the Cardinal coaching staff since 1989, has been named assistant head coach and associate recruiting coordinator and special teams/tight ends coach Tom Quinn will assume the additional role of recruiting coordinator.
New additions to the staff include A.J. Christoff as the co-defensive coordinator and secondary coach and Bill Cubit as the quarterbacks coach.
'David Kelly has a wealth of knowledge and background at the major college level,' said Teevens. 'He is very organized and disciplined and very respected among our players and his peers. This allows us to maintain consistency within the offense, the terminology and David's experience with our players from last year.'
Prior to his arrival at Stanford last season, Kelly had coaching stops at Georgia, LSU and Georgia Tech. This will be Kelly's first assignment as a coordinator.
In Christoff and Cubit, Teevens added two experienced, disciplined and respected coaches who have coached at some of the finest universities in the nation.
'I feel very fortunate to have two experienced and seasoned coaches join our staff in A.J. Christoff and Bill Cubit,' said Teevens. 'Their knowledge and expertise as coaches will be a benefit to our football program. A.J. is well respected among his peers and has been a defensive coordinator at some of the top programs nationally. He is technically a very sound coach and has awareness and knowledge of Stanford based on his previous experience coaching here in 1983.
'Cubit has prior experience as a head coach and coordinator,' said Teevens. 'He is also very organized and disciplined and will be a strong addition to our east coast recruiting efforts.'
Christoff brings with him 29 years of coaching experience on the Division I level. He has coached at 11 universities across the country, including a one-year stint as Stanford's defensive coordinator in 1983. Most recently, he was the defensive coordinator at Cincinnati the past two seasons.
A graduate of Idaho, Christoff has been a defensive coordinator at Idaho, Oregon, Stanford, Notre Dame, Colorado and Cincinnati. He has also coached at New Mexico, Georgia Tech, Alabama, UCLA and USC.
Cubit has spent the last two seasons as the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Rutgers University. A 1975 graduate of Delaware, Cubit brings over 25 years of coaching experience to The Farm. Some of his other coaching stops include Missouri (2000) as the offensive coordinator, Western Michigan (1997-99) as the offensive coordinator, Widener University as the head coach from 1992-96, Akron (1990-91) as the running backs coach and Florida (1989) as the quarterbacks coach.
Tipton and Quinn will maintain their coaching assignments in addition to their recruiting responsibilities.
'Dave Tipton has a tremendous history and knowledge of Stanford University and the Stanford football program,' said Teevens. 'He will work with Tom Quinn in our recruiting area. Tom is highly organized and very technically sound, which will be a great asset to our recruiting efforts.'
Matt Doyle, in his third year at Stanford, and Keith Buckley, in his first year on The Farm, have been named Associate Directors of Football Operations in addition to their current duties. Doyle will continue to work in the area of recruiting while Buckley will continue to work with the defensive coaches.
Stanford begins Spring Practice on Tuesday, April 2.
2003 Stanford Football Coaching Staff
Buddy Teevens - Head Coach
David Kelly - Associate Head Coach / Offensive Coordinator / Wide Receivers
A.J. Christoff - Co-Defensive Coordinator / Secondary
Tom Williams - Co-Defensive Coordiinator / Linebackers
Bill Cubit - Quarterbacks
Peter McCarty - Defensive Ends
Steve Morton -Offensive Line
Wayne Moses - Running Backs
Tom Quinn - Tight Ends / Special Teams / Recruiting Coordinator
Dave Tipton - Assistant Head Coach / Defensive Tackles / Associate Recruiting Coordinator
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