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Thursday, March 10, 2005

Chargers Coaching Staff Changes

Official Release: Hillsdale College Athletic Dept.

Hillsdale, Mich. — Head coach Keith Otterbein and the Hillsdale College football program announced changes to its coaching staff on Monday, Feb. 28.

Hillsdale has moved assistant head coach Craig Blanchard to the defensive coordinator position. Blanchard takes over for former defensive coordinator Cary Marquell, who accepted the inside linebackers job at I-AA Western Kentucky. Blanchard will remain the defensive backs coach and recruiting coordinator.

The Chargers also announced the hiring of John Lindley, who joined the Charger staff on Monday. He will responsible for coaching the linebackers. Lindley comes from Tiffin University where he served one season as the offensive line coach. Lindley is no stranger to the GLIAC as he spent four seasons at Michigan Tech. In 2003, he was promoted to defensive coordinator for the Huskies after serving three seasons as offensive line coach from 2000-02.

Lindley also served as a coach at New Jersey City University, Eastern Michigan University, and Central Michigan University over a 20 year collegiate coaching career. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from Michigan Tech and a master’s degree in Urban Education from Jersey City State College.

“We’re excited about the addition of John Lindley to our staff,” said Otterbein. “He has great knowledge of the game and this conference and knows the sport of football very well. We wish Cary Marquell and his wife Meredith the very best at Western Kentucky.”

1 comment:

twentyfour said...

The players already think Lindly is a class act- a great addition. As for Blanchard-- you'll not find a better defensive coordinator at the D2 level

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