Newberry Observer

Edmunds hired to coach tight ends

NEWBERRY — Head Coach Todd Knight has announced the hiring of former Newberry standout Zach Edmunds to coach the Wolves’ tight ends.

“We really enjoyed having Zach here as a player,” Knight said. “He was a great player for us and we’re incredibly excited to have him as a part of our staff. I think our kids will really benefit from his knowledge of the game.”

“Newberry has always felt like home to me,” Edmunds said. “So to be back here in a coaching role feels great. I’m very thankful to Coach Knight for giving me this opportunity and I can’t wait to get started.”

Edmunds was a two-year starter for the Wolves, earning second team all-South Atlantic Conference honors as a senior in 2015. He caught 25 passes for 224 yards and three touchdowns in scarlet and gray, playing in 32 games after transferring from Charleston Southern.

The Springfield, Virginia native made two playoff appearances while on the Wolves’ roster, helping Newberry to postseason berths in 2013 and 2015.

The 2018 season will be Edmunds’ collegiate coaching debut. He spent time in the high school ranks as a defensive line coach prior to being hired onto Newberry’s staff.

The 2018 season will mark Edmunds’ collegiate coaching debut. 2018 season will mark Edmunds’ collegiate coaching debut. Courtesy photo

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