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Spencer Leftwich Named Assistant Head Coach/Offensive Line Coach

Today, a couple more coaches were named to the new staff of UTEP football coach Sean Kugler. The first of which is Spencer Leftwich, who was tabbed as assistant head coach and offensive line coach by Kugler.

Leftwich's career began in 1989 at Stephen F. Austin where he was the offensive line coach of the Lumberjacks until 1991. In his first year, the team finished 12-2-1 and made it all the way to the Division I-AA national championship game.

In 1992, he moved to Las Cruces to take over the offensive line duties at New Mexico State. He stayed there for only a year before moving on to take over the same duties at North Texas.

Leftwich stayed with the Mean Green until 2002, when he moved to Tulsa to once again coach the offensive line. After four years in Tulsa, he had another stint in Denton (2007-2009) and then returned to Tulsa in 2010.

In 2011, he served as the offensive line coach for the Pittsburgh Panthers, and in 2012 Leftwich served under Rich Rodriquez as the tight ends coach for the Arizona Wildcats.

Coach Kugler had this to say about his new offensive line coach:

“Coach Leftwich has over 25 years of Division I offensive line experience...He has coached at New Mexico State, North Texas, Tulsa, Pittsburgh and Arizona. He has had outstanding lines everywhere he has been. He is a tremendous teacher. He has great character and comes from a great family. You’re not going to find a better offensive line coach.”

Leftwich seems like a great fit for the program. He's a coach the has ties to Texas, went to school in Texas, and has coached the offensive line for more than 25 years. And, that experience comes at all levels of college football.

Also, in case the last name sounds familiar, his son Mack happens to be the first commit that coach Kugler acquired in his first days as a coach. Mack, of course, is a 5'11 190lb quarterback out of North Allegheny high school(PA).