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Teague says UCA assistant resignation customary in transition

Posted: December 16, 2013 - 8:39pm

In the wake of head coach Clint Conque’s departure to Stephen F. Austin, all University of Central Arkansas assistant football coaches have resigned effective Wednesday.

Dr. Brad Teague, UCA’s athletic director who says he hopes to have a new coach in place by the end of the week, said Monday that such a procedure is customary “when the head coach leaves.”

It will be up to the new coach to determine which coaches he might retain if they wish to stay at UCA, Teague said.

Conque has indicated that he will bring several coaches to his his staff at UCA to SFA and would be able to give them pay increases. Sources indicate that among the assistants likely to join Conque at SFA are defensive coordinator Matt Williamson, offensive line coach Bill Best, associate head coach and defensive line coach Dan Augustine and receivers coach Matt Kubik.

The depatures include Henry Briscoe, UCA’s strength and conditioning coach, who was National Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year in 2008. He was the first staff member hired by Conque when he took the UCA job.

A post on social media Monday, reportedly a tweet from Briscoe, said, “After 14 seasons at The University of Central Arkansas, I have been let go. It’s a part of the business and we all realize it when we get in it. To the fans it was a pleasure having you cheer for us all those winning seasons. And to the athletes who I have had the honor to work with all these years the Pleasure has been all Mine! Thank You!”

Teague said he cannot control what someone else posts on social media.

 

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