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EKU football hires offensive and defensive coordinators

Angelo Mirando, left, was hired to be Eastern Kentucky’s offensive coordinator. Kurt Mattix, right, will be the Colonels’ defensive coordinator.
Angelo Mirando, left, was hired to be Eastern Kentucky’s offensive coordinator. Kurt Mattix, right, will be the Colonels’ defensive coordinator. EKU Athletics

New Eastern Kentucky head football coach Mark Elder chose Angelo Mirando to be the Colonels’ offensive coordinator and Kurt Mattix to serve as the defensive coordinator.

Prior to joining the Eastern Kentucky staff, Mirando served as the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks and wide receivers coach at Coffeyville Community College, where he led an offense that averaged 50 points per game in each of the last two seasons. Earlier in his career, Mirando coached wide receivers under Dan Mullen at Mississippi State and under Urban Meyer at Florida.

“Angelo is very energetic and will recruit at a high level,” Elder said. “He has worked at the highest level of college football in the SEC. He’s been a very successful coordinator, having produced one of the most prolific offenses in the nation at any level over the last two years. Angelo will do an outstanding job leading our offense and mentoring our quarterbacks.”

Mirando was a three-year letterman as a quarterback at Case Western Reserve.

Mattix most recently served as the special teams coordinator and linebackers coach at Valparaiso. Before that, the Indiana native spent four seasons as the defensive quality control coach at Michigan.

“Kurt will be an outstanding leader of our defense and will do an outstanding job mentoring players on and off the field,” Elder said. “His experience on both sides of the ball has given him great perspective. He is an outstanding recruiter, having recruited Harlon Hill Award winner and current Detroit Lion Joique Bell. I’m very excited to have Kurt leading our defense.”

While working at Michigan under former head coach Brady Hoke, Mattix worked with the defensive line and linebackers, and assisted in all aspects of special teams.

Mattix played in college at Valparaiso.

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