Stork added to ETSU football staff

Johnson City Press • Updated Mar 18, 2019 at 11:02 PM

East Tennessee State University football coach Randy Sanders announced Monday that former BCS national championship and Super Bowl winner Bryan Stork has been added to the coaching staff.

Stork served as a graduate assistant with the Southern Miss football team, working with the Golden Eagles’ offensive line. Stork was a standout center with Florida State from 2009-2013, proving to be an instrumental piece in FSU’s national title in 2013 as the starting center, while Sanders served as offensive coordinator.

“I am excited to announce the addition of Bryan Stork to our coaching staff prior to spring practice,” Coach Sanders said. “I had the privilege of watching Stork develop as a player at Florida State. He is very knowledgeable in the game and will be a great addition to our staff. We have a very energetic group on our staff and I am excited to kick off the spring season.”

Stork won the Rimington Trophy in 2013, an award that goes out to the nation’s top center. Stork was then selected by the New England Patriots in the fourth round of the NFL Draft in 2014, winning a Super Bowl with the Patriots in his rookie season. Stork retired from playing professional football in 2017 for personal reasons.

“Number one, it’s a blessing to be here,” Coach Stork said. “It is very hard to find a job in today’s society and I am very proud to be a Buc. I know some people that have been here before like Erik Losey who I worked for as a graduate assistant. Coach Sanders knew me from Florida State. We all loved him and it’s truly an honor to be working for him. I am very blessed to be here and really excited to be a Buc.”

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