The Boro football coaching staff has seen a decent amount of turnover in recent history, especially at the offensive coordinator spot.
In the off-season, one left and two more entered the program.
Director of Athletics Bruce Baumgartner announced in late July that Joe Wanson and Jack Corey had been added to the Fighting Scots’ staff as position coaches through a release via the university’s sports information department.
Wanson will now oversee the quarterbacks and wide receivers while Corey coaches the offensive line and tight ends.
The pair replaced offensive coordinator Vinny Marino, who left the team in June to return to Boston College, after just a few months on the job, essentially coaching spring camp.
The additions are no strangers to the Boro as both Wanson and Corey are former Edinboro football players and are graduates of the university.
Wanson was a quarterback for the Scots from 2005-09. He was a star quarterback for DuBois High School and spent most of his career in the Boro as a backup for Trevor Harris, the current starting quarterback for the Toronto Argonauts of the CFL.
Following his playing career and graduation, Wanson joined the coaching staff at nearby McDowell High School in 2010.
“I think Joe brings a wealth of experience,” head coach Scott Browning said. “He was a student of the game as a player here. He’s a very knowledgeable football coach and has really grown over the last five years. He has taken what he learned as a player and really applied it as a football coach.”
Corey was an offensive lineman for the Scots from 2008-12. He made 20 career appearances, including one start.
Following his graduation from EU in 2013, the Canandaigua, New York native served as a volunteer assistant coach for Edinboro for the 2013 season. He also held coaching positions at Salisbury University and East Coast Prep in Massachusetts.
“Jack has grown as a coach,” Browning said of Corey. “He has taken a step from a player to coach and really matured. He relates with the kids really well.”
Both Wanson and Corey will partly fill the void left by Marino, but Boro will enter the 2015 season without an offensive coordinator. Browning will call the plays for the offensive unit.
“We’re very excited to have Joe and Jack joining our staff,” Browning concluded. “They are both familiar with our program, have a lot of enthusiasm, and are very knowledgeable for young coaches. They will be great additions to the staff.”
Tyler Trumbauer is the sports editor at The Spectator. Follow him on Twitter through @tylertrumbauer.