Vanderbilt announced Jan. 5 that North Carolina offensive line coach Robbie Caldwell has accepted an offer to become assistant head coach and offensive line coach on the new Commodore staff.
"I think when you're successful, as we were this past season, you're going to lose some coaches depending on the situation," said UNC head coach John Bunting. "In this particular case, Robbie has a long-standing relationship with Bobby Johnson, and I think it's a great opportunity for him. I wish nothing but the best for Robbie, his wife Nora, and their daughter, Emsley."
Caldwell, 48, had been on the Tar Heels' football staff since December 1999 as offensive line coach and last week he was on the sidelines for Carolina's 16-10 victory over Auburn in the Peach Bowl.
A native of Pageland, S.C., he had previously coached the offensive line at North Carolina State since 1986, and from 1997-99 had the added responsibility of assistant head coach.
He graduated from Furman with a bachelor's degree in health and physical education in 1976.
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