Dec. 20, 2011
University of Arizona football coach Rich Rodriguez today added four members to his staff in operations and strength coaching areas.
Rodriguez named Charlie Ragle as assistant director of football operations and the staff's liaison for high school relations. Ragle has been head coach at Chapparal High School in Scottsdale, Ariz., since 2007, winning the last three state 5A II championships while compiling a 63-7 record in the span.
Matt Dudek has been appointed director of on-campus football recruiting. He has been an assistant director of football operations at Rutgers the past year and was in a similar post at Pittsburgh for several preceding years.
On the strength side, the UA hired Parker Whiteman as director of skill development and assistant strength coach, and Frank Davis as an assistant strength and conditioning coach. They will work with newly appointed director Chris Allen, who Rodriguez hired last week.
Whiteman worked in a similar capacity with Rodriguez's teams at Michigan and West Virginia, while Davis is a former offensive lineman at South Florida who played a season with the Detroit Lions of the NFL in 2006 and later in the United Football League.
Rodriguez still has to hire three defensive coaches including a coordinator and a tight ends coach, plus expects to appoint some additional internal staff, he said.
The Wildcats will open 2012 at home on Sept. 1. The Pac-12 Conference is expected to release its 2012 football schedule the first week in January.