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Coaching update: Tuitele, Wood join staff

Army’s busy offseason of coaching moves continues as another assistant makes his return to West Point.

Saga Tuitele is Army’s new offensive line coach, a position that he held in 2007 and 2008 under Stan Brock. Tuitele has spent the last four seasons at New Mexico in the same capacity. He’s coached in a triple-option offense at New Mexico the past two seasons.

Army announced the hiring of Shiel Wood as a defensive assistant Friday. Wood worked under first-year Army defensive coordinator Nate Woody at Georgia Tech in 2018 and Wofford in 2011 and 2012. He coached Georgia State’s inside linebackers and special teams in a 28-21 win over Army on Oct. 19, 2019. Wood was Wofford’s defensive coordinator in 2017.

The Black Knights have added three new defensive coaches. two new offensive coaches and promoted Matt Drinkall to tight ends coach in the offseason.

Here’s Army’s updated coaching staff:

Brent Davis – offensive coordinator
Mike Viti – Fullbacks
Tucker Waugh – Slotbacks
Keith Gaither – Wide receivers
Matt Drinkall – Tight ends
Saga Tuitele, Offensive line
Nate Woody – Defensive coordinator
John Loose – Assistant head coach/linebackers
Josh Christian-Young – Safeties
Daryl Dixon – Corners
Greg Gasparato – Defensive assistant (position not released)
Shiel Woods – Defensive assistant (position not released)
Special teams
Sean Saturnio – coordinator (title has not been released)

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