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Special Teams Coach Stu Holt to Appalachian State

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After two years at USF, Special Teams Coordinator and Tight Ends Coach Stu Holt is leaving for an assistant job at Appalachian State.

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As Sports Illustrated first reported, Stu Holt is leaving for another job. Holt worked with Willie Taggart at Western Kentucky before coming with him to USF to be the Director of Player Personnel. Holt soon became the Special Teams Coordinator. In 2014 he also started coaching the tight ends. This adds Holt to the list of assistant coaching changes since the 2014 season: OC Paul Wulff, DC Chuck Bresnahan, defensive backs coach Ron Cooper, and running backs coach Autry Denson.

Holt will probably be the new running backs coach for the Appalachian State Mountaineers, who finished third in the Sun Belt last year with a 7-5 over all record. Holt is originally from North Carolina, where he was a long snapper for the NC Tarheels in the early nineties.

Hiring Donte Pimpleton in April as the new running backs coach felt like a last-minute fix to the staff, but now USF will need to fill an even more important role just five weeks before fall practice begins.

Of course we wish Stu Holt the best of luck. He was always an interesting coach to talk with, and he did a great job keeping the Bulls' special teams a solid part of their game for the last two years. His modest legacy includes developing such players as Marvin Kloss, Chris Dunkley and Mattias Ciabatti.