Geoff Collins continued to build his coaching staff Thursday, with the addition of four coaches.
Dave Patenaude, Jim Panagos, Ryan Horton and Jordan Barber will join Temple's staff — along with strength and conditioning coach David Feeley — as Collins' first five hires.
Entering his 27th season of collegiate coaching, Patenaude will serve as the Owls' offensive coordinator after five years as Coastal Carolina's OC. Patenaude takes over a Temple offense that averaged 32.4 points per game, but is losing senior quarterback Phillip Walker.
Panagos — who has spent time with Pittsburgh, Rutgers and the Minnesota Vikings — will take over as Owls' defensive line coach.
Horton and Barber will work alongside Feeley as assistant strength and conditioning coaches.
Horton comes to Temple after a two-year stint as the director of strength and conditioning at Elon University, while Barber served as an intern for Maryland last season.
BLACKSBURG, Va. -- Public opposition is growing against the planned induction of former football star Michael Vick into the Virginia Tech Sports Hall of Fame.
The Roanoke Times reported Tuesday that two online petitions at change.org had received more than 90,000 combined signatures against the September induction. The Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine has also announced its opposition.
The university in Blacksburg has continued to defend its recent decision, noting that some believe Vick is the greatest athlete in school history.
Vick served 19 months in federal prison on 2007 dogfighting convictions. He was a top contender for the 1999 Heisman Trophy after leading the Hokies through an undefeated regular season and to a spot in the national championship game. He went on to play professionally for the Atlanta Falcons and Philadelphia Eagles.
Former 76er and La Salle basketball star Doug Overton pleaded guilty to three counts of disorderly conduct Wednesday, stemming from an April 30 incident on the Cynwyd Heritage Trail.
Overton, 47, was arrested for exposing himself to both men and women while on the trail in Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania, on April 30, per the police.
Overton, the head basketball coach at Divison II Lincoln University, was sentenced to one year of probation and ordered to participate in a psycho-sexual evaluation.
As part of a plea deal, three counts of indecent exposure were dropped.
“He admitted on the record that his behavior was offensive and obscene, it was obscene behavior and that other people that were there in the park that day enjoying a public area with their families, that they observed that and it was offensive and obscene to them,” Assistant District Attorney Brianna Ringwood told the Main Line Times. “He admitted to engaging in behavior that was obscene and offensive.”
The Big 5 Hall of Famer played 11 NBA seasons, including parts of three with the Sixers.