A little over four weeks after landing his first head-coaching job, Geoff Collins has completed his first coaching staff.
Temple announced Thursday that Collins has made three additions to his initial staff: Tony Lucas, Cory Robinson and Andrew Thacker. Lucas will serve as running backs coach, Robinson defensive backs and Thacker linebackers.
Lucas and Thacker join the AAC program from the FCS level. The former had spent the past four seasons at Delaware State, the latter was at Kennesaw State for the 2016 season.
Robinson served in the same capacity at Toledo this past season.
With the trio of hires, Collins’ nine-man on-field coaching staff is full. The coach had previously brought in Dave Patenaude (offensive coordinator/quarterbacks), Taver Johnson (defensive coordinator/safeties), and Jim Panagos (defensive line) from outside the program. In late December, it was announced that Collins had retained three coaches from Matt Rhule‘s staff: Ed Foley (tight ends), Frisman Jackson (wide receivers) and Chris Wiesehan (offensive line).