Quinn Adds Three to Complete Coaching Staff
BUFFALO, NY – University at Buffalo head football coach Jeff Quinn has completed his coaching staff with a trio of hires. Mike Dietzel will coach the secondary as well as serve as co-special teams coordinator. Charley Molnar and Jon Carpenter have been hired as graduate assistant coaches.
Dietzel brings 24 years of coaching experience to Buffalo. He spent the last seven years as a defensive coach at Western Kentucky, including three seasons as the Hilltoppers' defensive coordinator. His efforts helped the Hilltoppers finish 16th in the country in 2006 in pass defense while leading the Gateway Football Conference in that category as well as total defense. He also helped WKU post a 7-5 record in 2007, their first season in Division I-A football.
Dietzel has some familiarity with the MAC as he spent the 2001 and 2002 seasons as defensive coordinator at Kent State, including helping the Golden Flashes to their first winning season in 14 years in 2001. He also spent seven years at Army, coaching running backs, wide receivers and tight ends during his time there. He was part of the 1996 staff that helped the Cadets go 10-2, the most wins in Army history.
He has also had coaching stints at Colorado, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Johns Hopkins and Earlham.
A 1985 graduate of Otterbein with a bachelor's degree in health and physical education, Dietzel lettered four years, starting three, as a defensive back for the Cardinals. The native of Sharon, PA was selected honorable mention All-Ohio Athletic Conference as a senior.
Dietzel will share special teams coaching duties with tight ends coach Marty Spieler.
Quinn also added a pair of graduate assistant coaches to the staff. Molnar will serve as offensive graduate assistant and Carpenter will serve as defensive graduate assistant.
Molnar spent last season as the offensive graduate assistant at Delaware State. He is a graduate of the University of Saint Francis. His father, Charley II, is the offensive coordinator at Notre Dame.
Carpenter spent the previous two seasons as the defensive graduate assistant at Cincinnati. He was also a four-year letterwinner for the Bearcats and was a three-time Big East All-Academic selection.