Canadian Football League

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

UAB hires former Canadian Football League coach

UAB head football coach Neil Callaway has completed his Blazers coaching staff with the hiring of veteran coach Kim Helton as his offensive coordinator/tight ends coach and Tim Bowens as receivers coach.
Helton comes in with an impressive resume of experience both in the collegiate and professional game, most recently as running backs coach with the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League. While with the Argonauts, Helton coached Ricky Williams and John Avery.
Helton's college coaching experience includes a stint as the head coach at the University of Houston from 1993 to 1999. He also spent time as the offensive coordinator at Miami from 1979 to 1982, including coaching quarterbacks Jim Kelly and Vinny Testaverde. Helton got his start in the collegiate ranks as the offensive line coach at Florida, his alma mater, from 1973 to 1978.


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