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Football Announces 2017 Coaching Staff
Jan. 31, 2017

            BOCA RATON, Fla. Lane Kiffin, Florida Atlantic University’s newly-hired Head Football Coach, has completed his coaching staff.

            “We have spent a very long time to insure our program has one of the best staffs in this country,” said Kiffin. “We have been working together to build our 2017 recruiting class. The reception for Florida Atlantic football has been electric. We are excited about the commitment of FAU’s president and administration to bring championship football to Boca Raton. We are excited to start working with our current players for a great spring.”

            The coaching staff is comprised of 11 individuals who collectively bring nearly a century of experience to the Owls. They have made stops at more than 40 universities and coached in seven different conferences, including the SEC, Pac-12 and Big 12 as well as Conference USA, of which FAU is a member. Collectively, three have served as a collegiate head coach. There also is NFL experience as Coach Kiffin has served as a NFL head coach and several assistants have worked in the NFL as well. Two assistants have NFL playing experience. For a complete list of the assistant coaches and their previous schools below.



            The team opens the 2017 season on Saturday, Sept. 2 at home versus Navy and will then go on the road to Wisconsin. Applications for 2017 FAU football season tickets are being accepted. Call 1-866-FAU-Owls or go online at


Complete Staff (previous school) - visit for full bios

Kendal Briles – Assistant Head Coach/Offensive Coordinator and QB Coach (Baylor)

Chris Kiffin – Defensive Coordinator/LB (Ole Miss)

Corey Batoon – Special Teams Coordinator/Safeties (Ole Miss)

Gary Harrell – Assistant Coach/WR (Howard)

Keynodo Hudson – Assistant Coach/CB (USC)

Garin Justice – Assistant Coach/OL (Florida Atlantic)

Eric Mathies – Assistant Coach/DL/Recruiting Coordinator (USF)

Kevin Smith – Assistant Coach/RB (UCF)

Charlie Weis, Jr. – Assistant Coach/TE (Alabama) 

Wilson Love – Head Strength Coach (Alabama)

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