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Chuck Amato joins Akron coaching staff

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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
team."
The Zips went 2-22 the past two seasons under former coach Rob
Ianello.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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