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Coaching staff update: Tucker Waugh moved to off field role

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Tucker Waugh, Army’s longest tenure football coach, has been moved away from gameday coaching to an off-field role as the team’s executive director of recruiting.

Waugh coached in an academy-record 244 games as a West Point assistant for 20 seasons. He mentored Army slotbacks for the past seven seasons. Waugh was Army’s recruiting coordinator from 2009-12 under Rich Ellerson.

He coached Army wide receivers during his first stop at West Point (2000-04) under Todd Berry and Bobby Ross. Waugh was hired by Walt Harris as Stanford’s wide receivers coach in 2015. He spent two seasons with the Pac-12 program and coached freshman all-American and future NFL All-Pro Richard Sherman.

The move continues the reshaping of Army’s coaching staff following a 9-4 season that included a 17-13 loss to Navy. The hirings of safeties coach Scot Sloan, defensive assistant Sean Cronin and wide receivers coach Aaron Smith were confirmed by Jeff Monken. Blake Powers is the new fulbacks coach with Mike Viti moving to offensive line. Army has yet to announce a slotbacks coach to replace Waugh.

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