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Newsome welcomes three to Wasps' coaching staff

March 21st, 2014 10:00 am by Staff Report

Newsome welcomes three to Wasps' coaching staff

EMORY, Va. — Emory & Henry College has three new assistant coaches for the start of spring football practice.

Craig Stutzmann (offensive coordinator), Kevin Burant (defensive line coach) and Quintin Hunter (running backs coach) have joined new Wasps head coach Curt Newsome's staff.

Stutzmann spent the past two years as receivers coach at Weber State in Ogden, Utah. He has coached at multiple FBS and FCS schools and coached the receivers at NCAA Division III Rhodes College in Memphis during the 2011 season.

Stutzmann played four years as a wide receiver at Hawaii and was selected as a member of the Warriors' All-Century Team.

Burant spent the past two years as defensive line coach at Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa, also serving as assistant strength and conditioning coach. He was head coach of the Helsinki Rooters, an American football team in the Finnish capital, during the spring and summer of 2011.

Burant got his start in college coaching in 2011 at his alma mater, North Carolina Wesleyan College, where he was also a member of the inaugural team in 2004 under E&H alumnus Jack Ginn. He was a four-year starter for the Battling Bishops and a two-time All-USA South honoree.

Hunter takes over the running backs following Vince Reese's move over to work with the receiving corps. Hunter graduated in December from James Madison, where he was a three-year letter-winner after transferring from Virginia following his freshman year.

The NCAA Division III spring practice format is different from other divisions. Each program is allowed to practice 16 times in a five-week period, with no more than four days of practice in any one week. The spring season is also non-contact, with only the use of hand shields and blocking dummies allowed.

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