The NFL Players Association has announced the full roster of coaches for the 2013 NFLPA Collegiate Bowl. Former NFL head coaches Herm Edwards and Dick Vermeil were previously announced as the head coaches.
The game is scheduled for 6 p.m. ET on Jan. 19. ESPN2 will televise the game.
The roster of coaches includes several former NFL starters and Pro Bowlers, allowing participants to learn from some of the best who played their respective positions in the pros. For example, Fresno State's Robbie Rouse and the other running backs in this game might have the opportunity to work and study under Priest Holmes, who will be the running backs coach for the National Team. Other notable names who will serve as assistant coaches for the week include Kevin Mawae, Art Monk, Darrell Green, Will Shields and Isaac Bruce.
Joining Edwards as assistant coaches on the American Team:
OFFENSE: Jon Embree (offensive coordinator), Steve Stenstrom (quarterbacks coach), Amp Lee (running backs coach), Mawae (offensive line coach), Tony Wragge (offensive line coach), Matthew Hatchette (outside receivers coach), Monk (inside receivers coach).
DEFENSE: Martin Bayless (defensive coordinator), Keith Goganious (defensive ends coach), Larry MacDuff (special teams coordinator/defensive tackles coach), Kurt Gouveia (linebackers coach), Green (defensive backs coach), Robert Griffith (defensive backs coach).
Joining Vermeil as assistant coaches on the National Team:
OFFENSE: Terry Shea (offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach), Holmes (running backs coach), Jim Hanifan (offensive line coach), Shields (offensive line coach), Bruce (outside receivers coach), Bob Saunders (inside receivers coach).
DEFENSE: John Bunting (defensive coordinator/linebackers coach), Carl Hairston (defensive tackles coach), Eric Hicks (defensive ends coach), Bill Bradley (defensive backs coach), Ray Crockett (defensive backs coach), Billy Long (physical fitness coordinator), Frank Gansz Jr. (special teams coordinator).
Additionally, these former NFL players will serve as player ambassadors for the game, helping the participants prepare for life in the NFL and their post-football careers: Terrell Davis, Hank Baskett, T.J Houshmandzadeh, Lorenzo Neal and Andre Reed.