Ralph Friedgen has rounded out his coaching staff for the Medal of Honor Bowl college football all-star game with a former college head coach, an ex-NFL receiver and a longtime Lowcountry coach.
Friedgen, who will coach the American team at the Medal of Honor Bowl on Jan. 11 at Johnson Hagood Stadium, has added former Furman and Vanderbilt coach Bobby Johnson; ex-NFL star Eric Moulds; and longtime local high school and college coach Rusty Hamilton to his staff.
"Getting Bobby Johnson, Eric Moulds and Rusty Hamilton brings immeasurable mentorship and football knowledge to the great players that will be in this game," said Friedgen, the former Maryland coach. We feel we have an amazing staff in place now and the fans are going to enjoy seeing very familiar faces on the sidelines."
Johnson coached Furman from 1994-2001, leading the Paladins to an FCS national championship game, and at Vanderbilt from 2002-2010.
Moulds, who played at Mississippi State, was a three-time Pro Bowler and played for the Bills, Texas and Titans.
Hamilton, a Charleston native, served as an assistant coach at The Citadel under Red Parker, Bobby Ross and Art Baker.
Friedgen has already announced that former Air Force Academy head coach Fisher DeBerry and former VMI head coach Cal McCombs would be part of his staff. Former Dallas Cowboys coach Chan Gaily will coach the National Team and has yet to announce his staff.
Tickets are available at the Medal of Honor Bowl Game's website, www.MOHbowl.com. They also will be available at www.Etix.com and for charge by phone at 800/514-ETIX (3849).