Steve Sisa, who has been promoted to safeties coach, will fill out the coaching staff of interim head coach Everett Withers at North Carolina, the school announced today.
Sisa is in his second season with the Tar Heels and worked in player development last year. UNC had a position to fill on the staff after head coach Butch Davis was fired last week and defensive coordinator Withers was promoted to interim head coach.
“With practice beginning in just a few days, we wanted to move quickly to complete our staff,” Withers said in a statement. “I felt it was most important to add someone who knew the players and was a good fit with our other coaches. Steve has developed outstanding relationships with our players and is excited to begin.”
Sisa had served as a graduate assistant in 2008 and 2009 at Southern Mississippi. His career as a linebacker at perennial Division III power Bridgewater (Va.) College was cut short by a shoulder injury.