Spencer Leftwich, the tight ends coach at Arizona this past season and fafter of Sean Kugler's first recruit Mack Leftwich, has accepted a job at UTEP, according to sources.
No hires are official, as the incoming head coach Kugler still hasn't officially been hired himself. Leftwich is set to join a staff that reportedly includes current coaches Robert Rodriguez, Brian Natkin, Gabe Franklin and Jeff Choate. Five openings remain.
Mack Leftwich, a 5-foot-10 quarterback, was a teammate of Kugler's son Patrick at North Allegheny High and Pennsylvania's Class AAAA Player of the Year.
Spencer Leftwich, who will be in his 25th year as a collegiate coach, was the offensive line coach at Tulsa in 2010 when the Hurricanes ranked fifth nationally in total offense and the offensive line coach at North Texas from 2007-09. In 1992-92 he coached at New Mexico State.UTEP's tight end coach last year was Chad Raymond, who has not been retained. Kugler said his new offense will place an emphasis on tight ends.