Chip Kelly adds three assistants, retains four on UCLA coaching staff
LOS ANGELES (AP) UCLA head coach Chip Kelly finalized his staff with the addition of three more assistants Tuesday, including quarterbacks coach Dana Bible.
Kelly also retained four assistants from Jim Mora’s 2017 coaching staff in Westwood.
Kelly won’t have an official offensive coordinator for the first time in his head coaching career.
The 64-year-old Bible is a longtime friend of Kelly, who brought him out of a three-year absence from coaching to help on his staff with the San Francisco 49ers in 2016. Among numerous stops in a coaching career that began in 1976, Bible most recently coached at Boston College and at North Carolina State, where he briefly served as interim head coach in 2012.
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UCLA also hired Roy Manning to coach special teams and outside linebackers. Vince Oghobaase is the Bruins’ new defensive line coach.
Kelly retained receivers coach Jimmie Dougherty, running backs coach DeShaun Foster, offensive line coach Hank Fraley and Angus McClure, who will become UCLA’s tight ends coach. Bible is UCLA’s only major addition to the offensive coaching staff led by departed coordinator Jedd Fisch last season.
Manning was an assistant at Washington State for the past three seasons. Oghobaase spent the past two seasons on the 49ers’ coaching staff.
Last month, Kelly hired defensive coordinator Jerry Azzinaro.
Kelly is well known as one of the most innovative offensive coaches in football, but he had the help of two top offensive coordinators during his prior stints at Oregon and with the Philadelphia Eagles. Mark Helfrich was Kelly’s offensive coordinator with the Ducks, and Pat Shurmur was his offensive coordinator with the Eagles.