The University of Connecticut has named a new assistant coach, responsible for running backs and special teams.  Kermit Buggs was defensive coordinator at Lock Haven University last year,  and was a member of the Penn State football staff from 2003 to 2011.

Buggs, who is from Hampton, Virginia,  and is a 1995 graduate of Norfolk State University.  He was the school’s 1992-93 recipient of the Vince Lombardi Award for Leadership and Academic Achievement.  He coached the Surry County, Virginia, High School team to a 34 and 14  record from 1999 to 2002.  His team the Division  Virginia State championship  in 1999 and Buggs was Virginia’s Division I Coach of the Year.

At Penn State,  Buggs was part of two Big Ten championship teams,  in 2005  and 2008,  and seven bowl teams.


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