With the first of its 15 spring practice sessions less than a week away, second-year head coach Don Treadwell has put the finishing touches on his Miami coaching staff.
Treadwell announced Wednesday that he has hired former RedHawk player Ron Carpenter and longtime collegiate assistant Ed Stults. The former will serve as defensive backs coach and the latter will be in charge of the offensive line.
“Ron was a highly decorated player at Miami,” said Treadwell in a statement. “He’s been coached by some of the best defensive coaches in the NFL, but also has a connection to special teams. That’s going to serve us well as he works with Matt Edwards. When you can find someone who’s passionate about the game and also happens to be a Miami man, what a beautiful addition that is. …
“Ed and I have worked together in the Mid-American Conference and that background is huge. For many years he was with Brady Hoke at Ball State. Like John Klacik, Ed has been a head coach before, so he knows how to work from the dynamic of the entire group. He’s an experienced veteran who just happened to be available and we’re very pleased to have him on our staff. Ed’s background will allow us to move Coach Klacik to be more engaged with all of the offensive groups.”
Carpenter was a three-time first-team All-MAC performer at cornerback from 1989-92 and spent seven years as an NFL player. He has collegiately at Central State and, most recently, Indiana. Among Stults’ stops includes Cincinnati and Ball State, as well as two years as the head coach at Defiance (Oh.) College.