Journal-Times (Grayson, KY)

KCU Sports

May 1, 2013

KCU spring game this Saturday, Peterson names coaching staff


May 1, 2013 —

Alfred Gene “Jitter” Fields is the new strong safeties and defensive backs coach. He came to KCU directly from the Stars Football League in Florida, where he was a head coach.

James C. Harrell walked on at Florida, and played safety, defensive end, but was a stand out on special teams. He signed with the Denver Broncos, but also saw action with the Detroit Lions and Kansas City Chiefs. He played one year with the USFL Tampa Bay Bandits.

Al Clark has coached in the Washington, D.C. area for several years, and was a quarterback coach at Richmond University. He played at Virginia Tech, and was their starting quarterback and the team MVP in both 1997 and 1998. He led Tech to victory in the 1998 Music City Bowl, defeating the Alabama Crimson Tide 38-7, for Tech’s largest-ever margin of victory in a bowl game.

Matthew Johnson is the new running backs coach at KCU, and he came from William Penn University, where he coached linebackers and was the JV defensive coordinator. He was formerly a high school coach in Michigan, where he led his team to 330 yards per game and a state playoff spot.

Jermaine Keyes won a state championship in Mississippi, then played junior college football prior to transferring to Kentucky State University. He played for the NFL Cleveland Browns, the CFL Edmonton Eskimos and the Barcelona Dragons of NFL Europe.

Aaron Baker, the strength and conditioning coach, just completed an S&C internship with Texas Christian University. He was an all-conference wide receiver at Albion College in Michigan, and a triple-jumper. He has coached at Olivet College in Michigan and Louisburg College in North Carolina. He recently completed a Masters in coaching degree from Ohio University.

Pressley Marshall was an all-state wide receiver at Fleming County High School a few years ago, but a heart condition kept him from playing in college. He is entering his third year at KCU as the wide receivers coach.

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