When he wasn’t ripping nearby football programs for attempting to poach commits to his 2014 recruiting class, Paul Rhoads was busy revealing two additions to his Iowa State coaching staff.
Rhoads confirmed the hiring Wednesday of Tommy Mangino and Brandon Blaney. The former will serve as wide receivers coach, the latter as offensive line coach.
Mangino is the son of former Kansas head coach Mark Mangino, who was hired early last month as the Cyclones’ offensive coordinator and tight ends coach. The younger Mangino spent the 2013 season as a grad assistant at Arkansas.
“I’m excited to work with my son,” Mangino said on signing day.
The job at ISU will be the younger Mangino’s first full-time position at the BCS level.
“Tommy has earned the opportunity to be an assistant coach at this level,” Rhoads said in a statement sent out by the program Thursday. “He is mature beyond his years. We received tremendous recommendations from Division I coaches that he’s worked with and been around. He will be a solid addition to our staff.”
As noted by the Des Moines Register, the Manginos are the second father/son coaching combination at ISU. Wally Burnham is the Cyclones’ defensive coordinator while his son Shane coaches defensive tackles.
Blaney meanwhile served as an assistant with the Jacksonville Jaguars the past three seasons.