On Wednesday, the University of North Carolina football team announced that it hired Charlie Coiner as defensive assistant coach.
Even though he does not have the same nominal job title as John Blake, who resigned as defensive line coach last Sunday under speculation about his role in an NCAA investigation, he will serve as Blake’s replacement.
“He will work with defensive line,” team spokesperson Kevin Best said.
Coiner has multiple connections within the North Carolina coaching staff, as he has worked with both offensive coordinator John Shoop and defensive coordinator Everett Withers.
Withers and defensive backs coach Troy Douglas both played under Coiner while he was a graduate assistant at Appalachian State.