Texas Tech head coach Kliff Kingsbury finalized his coaching staff by hiring Ohio State quality control coach Adam Scheier as the special teams coordinator.
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In addition to this bit of news, Zac Spavital was also promoted to co-defensive coordinator.
“We’re excited to complete our staff with Coach Scheier and also announce the promotion of Coach Spavital,” Kingsbury said. “Coach Scheier will bring an incredible amount of energy and enthusiasm to our special teams units. I’m excited for him to join our program.”
Scheier arrives in Lubbock having coordinated special teams units in each of his last 18 years as a collegiate coach with similar stops at Wake Forest (2014-16), Bowling Green (2009-13), Lehigh (2002-08) and Princeton (2000-01).
“I’m thankful for the opportunity to join Coach Kingsbury and his staff at Texas Tech,” Scheier said. “I look forward to developing relationships with our players and getting started with spring practice this weekend. My family and I couldn’t be more excited to be a part of the Lubbock community and join the Red Raider family.”
Scheier has a pretty lengthy coaching history, most of it Ivy League as he graduated from Dartmouth and then spent a handful of years with Dave Clawson, while at Bowling Green.
A 21-year collegiate coaching veteran, Scheier came to Ohio State after working the past eight seasons for Dave Clawson at two schools; five seasons at Bowling Green between 2009 and 2013 and the past three seasons at Wake Forest. He was special teams coordinator and tight ends coach at each school. And when Clawson left Bowling Green for the Wake Forest job in 2013, Scheier was named interim head coach at BGSU for the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl game against Pitt.
A 1995 graduate of Dartmouth with a degree in psychology, Scheier was a four-year letterman for the Big Green and earned special teams player of the year honors as a senior. He began his coaching career immediately following graduation, assisting with the Dartmouth secondary in 1996. He spent three years at Columbia, coaching the strong safeties and outside linebackers while earning a master’s degree in education.
A two-year stint at Princeton, coaching special teams and wide receivers, preceded a seven-year tenure at Lehigh, where Scheier was special teams coordinator all seven years with three years coaching running backs and four seasons coaching wide receivers.