The Akron Zips announced on Friday that they have hired former Florida State standout Terrell Buckley to be their cornerbacks coach. Buckley will join head coach Terry Bowden's staff after serving as a strength and conditioning coach for the Seminoles since 2007.
Buckley obviously has a history with the Bowden family as he played cornerback under longtime head coach Bobby Bowden during his college career with the Seminoles. Terry didn't mention that connection when talking about the hire in the team's press release.
"In this era of passing and the spread offense the cornerback position has become critical to the success of a defense, and outstanding play at that position will be extremely important to our program," said Bowden, who was named coach of the Zips on Dec. 22. "Terrell was an All-American at Florida State and is one of the greatest all-time NFL corners, and I'm excited to have him join my staff. I know he will make an impact on the lives of our student-athletes."
Buckley played 14 seasons in the NFL and won the Jim Thorpe award as the top cornerback in college during the 1991 NCAA season.