Shepherd University head football coach Monte Cater announced several changes to the football staff for the upcoming season.
Joel Gordon, a standout quarterback for the Rams from 1999 to 2002, rejoins the coaching staff as quarterbacks coach after a three-year stint as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Emory & Henry College. Gordon left the Shepherd staff after four years following the 2007 season to take a position at Emory & Henry.
Gordon replaces Sam Williams, who resigned to accept a position with the football staff at Vanderbilt University.
Longtime defensive assistant Josh Kline has been elevated to the defensive coordinator position. Kline, a defensive lineman for the Rams from 1998 to 2002, has worked with the Shepherd defensive line since 2003.
Kline replaces Bob Haley, who retired after spending 13 years, 12 as defensive coordinator, with the Rams.