A day of change continues for UCLA.
UCLA head coach Jim Mora announced the hires of wide receivers coach Eric Yarber and football strength and conditioning coach Sal Alosi, the first time the football program has had a strength coach of its own.
It wasn’t only a day for new hires, though, but a shift of current responsibilities, as former tight ends/special teams coach Angus McClure will coach the defensive line and maintain recruiting coordinator responsibilities, while former defensive line coach Inoke Breckterfield moves to football operations.
“These coaches are all important elements to us moving our program forward,” Mora said. “We welcome them, as coaches and teachers on and off the field, to the UCLA football family.”
Yarber’s hire leaves only one opening on the staff – defensive coordinator – which Mora hopes to have in place by the end of the week. Yarber comes to UCLA after a stint with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as wide receivers coach, and he previously coached for the Seattle Seahawks and San Francisco 49ers of the NFL and Arizona State and Washington in the college game.
Alosi, meanwhile, spent most of his career with the New York Jets as special teams coach, though he also spent one season with Mora in Atlanta.