UNC has added assistant coach Charlie Coiner to replace departed assistant John Blake, head coach Butch Davis said today.
Coiner will help with the defensive line and special teams, Davis said. Coiner joined the staff on Tuesday, Davis said. Blake, who resigned on Sept. 5, has a central role in the on-going NCAA investigation at UNC.
Coiner, an NFL assistant since 2001, most recently worked for the Buffalo Bills as tight ends coach. He previously worked with UNC offensive coordinator John Shoop with the Chicago Bears.
"He's a good fit," Davis said. "He's a good football coach who's smart and bright."
Art Kaufman will continue to work the defensive line, Davis said, and the coaching structure of defensive staff will continue to be a "collaborative" effort.
Blake was UNC's defensive line coach and recruiting coordinator. He will be paid $74,000 through the end of the season, according to UNC. There are no contract numbers available on Coiner, who has technically not been hired by the university yet, according to team spokesman Kevin Best said.