Speir the new coach at WCU
CULLOWHEE ó Western Carolina has hired veteran Appalachian State assistant Mark Speir as its head football coach.
Western Carolina announced Thursday that Speir is taking over for Dennis Wagner, who resigned last month after going 8-36 in nearly four seasons. Athletic director Randy Eaton calls Speir ěa fitî in the athletic department, the campus and the community.
This marks Speirís first head coaching position at any level. He coached four different positions for the rival Mountaineers since 2003 and had been their recruiting coordinator since 2004.
He coached inside linebackers this season. The Kannapolis native was on Western Carolinaís staff from 1991-94.
coaching running backs and outside linebackers. He also coached at Presbyterian and Elon before moving to Appalachian State.