March 21, 2012
OXFORD, Ohio - Miami has added two new coaches to its football staff and instituted several other position responsibility changes, Head Football Coach Don Treadwell announced today (March 21).
Joining the RedHawk staff are former Miami star RON CARPENTER and veteran coach ED STULTS. Carpenter will coach MU's defensive backs and Stults will tutor the RedHawk offensive line.
Carpenter joins his alma mater following a 13-month stint as Indiana University's quality control assistant for defense and special teams. He also assisted in coaching the Hoosier safeties and cornerbacks. As an undergrad at Miami from 1989-92, Carpenter was a three-time first-team All-Mid-American Conference player and served as captain his senior season. He played for four teams in the National Football League, including the Minnesota Vikings (1993), the Cincinnati Bengals (1993-94), the New York Jets (1995-96) and the St. Louis Rams (1998-99). Carpenter also was an All-World League player for the Amsterdam Admirals and spent seasons with the New York City Hawks of the Arena Football League (1998), the Los Angeles Extreme of the XFL, and the Nashville Katz and Georgia Force of the Arena League. He owns a a Super Bowl ring from the '99 Rams and an XFL Championship ring from the 2000 L.A. Extreme. Carpenter has coached for the NFL's Tennessee Titans (scouting assistant, 2000), the Georgia Force (defensive secondary, 2002) and Central State University (defensive backs and special teams coordinator, 2009-10).
"Ron was a highly decorated player at Miami," said Treadwell. "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."
Stults has coached for 32 years, including two seasons as head coach at Defiance College (1994-95). A 1980 graduate of Bluffton University, he began his coaching career at his alma mater upon graduation and served through 1988). Stults has also coached at the University of Cincinnati (offensive line, 1988-89), Edinboro University (offensive line/run game coordinator, 1989-94), California University of Pennsylvania (assistant head coach/offensive coordinator/offensive line/quarterbacks, 1996-2001), Jacksonville University (offensive coordinator/offensive line, 2001-03), Ball State University (assistant head coach/special teams coordinator/tight ends/offensive line, 2003-08), Columbia High School in Lake City, Fla. (offensive line, 2009-10), University of Findlay (offensive coordinator, 2010-11) and again at Columbia High (offensive coordinator, 2011-12).
"Ed and I have worked together in the Mid-American Conference and that background is huge," said Treadwell. "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."
Treadwell has named linebackers coach Jay Peterson as the team's new defensive coordinator, replacing Pete Rekstis who has moved on to Florida Atlantic's staff. Matt Edwards will coordinate special teams and tutor Miami's linebackers. Nick Siatras, who coached the defensive tackles a year ago, will lead all defensive linemen this coming season. On the offensive side of the ball, coordinator John Klacik will yield offensive line duties to Stults and coach Miami's tight ends in 2012. Mike Bath, the tight ends and receivers coach a year ago, has been assigned to coach the RedHawk quarterbacks. That assignment came open when Charlie Fisher moved on to Penn State's staff. Miami's receivers will be coached this spring by a variety of offensive coaches, including Treadwell.
"We're excited about all of the staff changes we've made," said Treadwell. "Jay Peterson has been a defensive coordinator before in the MAC, so that's familiar to him. Not only does Jay have a knowledge of the game, his passion for Miami shines through very naturally. He's going to be able to walk around and stay connected to all three of the different defensive groups. Matt takes over the linebackers, a position he first played at Miami, and he'll be excellent because of his natural leadership abilities. With Nick coaching all of the defensive linemen, he's going to become more of a singular voice to that group."
2012 Miami University Football Coaching Staff
Don Treadwell, Head Coach
John Klacik, Offensive Coordinator/Tight Ends
Jay Peterson, Defensive Coordinator
Matt Edwards, Special Teams Coordinator/Linebackers
Zak Willis, Recruiting Coordinator
Mike Bath, Quarterbacks
Ron Carpenter, Defensive Backs
Nick Siatras, Defensive Line
Mark Spencer, Running Backs
Ed Stults, Offensive Line