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AKRON, OH (AP) – Former North Carolina State coach Chuck Amato is Akron’s new defensive coordinator.
New Akron coach Terry Bowden named Amato his associate head coach Tuesday. The 65-year-old Amato coached North Carolina State,his alma mater, from 2000-06, posting a 49-37 record and leading the Wolfpack to five bowl games.
Bowden, hired last month to turn around the Zips, called Amato “an exciting addition” to his staff.
Amato spent 21 seasons on Florida State’s coaching staff under Bobby Bowden, Terry’s father.
Amato visited Akron before accepting the job and said he was impressed with the school’s facilities and the administration’s commitment to building a winning program. Amato said he will “recruit relentlessly, coach players with the same intensity and help to bring a winning mentality to the Akron Zips football
The Zips went 2-22 the past two seasons under former coach Rob

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Peyton Garrett
2015 years 8 months ago

Really John, who cares? Amato was lucky enough to ride Bobby Bowden’s coat tail for most of His career, Phillip Rivers as a Head Coach and now on the Bowden Coat Tail again. Report More on things here in Wilmington and the southeast region of the state.

2015 years 8 months ago

Just so you know, yesterday the great state of Alabama issued a warrant for the arrest of Terry Bowden, seems some months ago, he was speeding some 20 plus miles over the posted limit in Butler County, outside Georgiana; well, he failed to show up for court, or pay the ticket, which is why he probably fled the UNA Lions up in Florence, Al; his license has been revoked, (standard protocol in Alabama) and the warrant issued for his arrest, (also standard protocol in Alabama), they said last night on the news out of Huntsville, “Now we know why he left town in such a hurry, with 1 year left on his contract”!!!


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