State Football Roundup: Andersen names new special teams and tight ends coachWisconsin Sports
-- New University of Wisconsin football coach Gary Andersen quickly filled an opening on his staff, by hiring Jeff Genyk yesterday as the Badgers’ new special teams and tight ends’ coach.
MADISON - New University of Wisconsin football coach Gary Andersen quickly filled an opening on his staff, by hiring Jeff Genyk yesterday as the Badgers’ new special teams and tight ends’ coach.
The 52-year-old Genyk held both roles with California during the last three seasons. Before that, he was a head coach at Eastern Michigan for six years. Wisconsin suddenly had an opening on its staff when Jay Boulware left last week for a job at Oklahoma. Andersen made it clear on Monday that he was not happy with the timing of Boulware’s departure – and he vowed to fill the vacancy before the Badgers open their spring practices on Saturday.
UW-Whitewater football coach Lance Leipold is one of six finalists for the vacant head coaching job at Austin Peay. Leipold has been with the Warhawks for six years, leading them to the NCAA Division III championship in his four-of-his-first-five seasons. Austin Peay says Leipold will have his interview on March 14th. Mike Markuson, who coached Wisconsin’s offensive line for two games last season before being fired, will interview at Austin Peay next Tuesday. The Governors are in the Football Championship Subdivision, two rungs above Division III. Austin Peay is located in Clarksville, Tennessee, in the Ohio Valley Conference. They’re looking to replace Rick Christophel, who left to become the tight ends’ coach for the NFL’s Arizona Cardinals.