Tennessee is officially on the hunt for a new offensive coordinator and tight ends coach after Alex Golesh was announced as the new head coach for the University of South Florida on Sunday morning.
The news was first reported by Action Network on Sunday night before being confirmed by the Bulls on Sunday.
“I’m excited to be back in the state of Florida and work with the great high school coaches in this state,” Golesh said via the USF Bulls official announcement. “This program will have an identity both offensively and defensively, and with special teams. We will be the most aggressive team in the country, both on the field and on the recruiting trail. I am humbled by the opportunity, and I appreciate the commitment from this University and Bulls Nation to hiring the best staff in the country. My family and I can’t wait to get going.”
Golesh spent two years in Knoxville under head coach Josh Heupel as the Volunteers’ offensive coordinator. In those two years, Golesh took Tennessee from a team that was below No. 100 on offense before his arrival to the top offensive team in the country in 2022.
“We are thrilled to welcome Coach Golesh as the new leader of our program,” USF Athletic Director Michael Kelly said in a statement. “He is a dynamic coach and recruiter who is relentless in pursuit of excellence, as evidenced by his outstanding track record of elevating numerous programs. He also happens to be one of the most creative and successful offensive minds in college football.”
Prior to his time at Tennessee, Golesh spent one year at Central Florida under future-Tennessee head coach Josh Heupel.
South Florida will officially introduce head coach Alex Golesh during a press conference on Monday at 11:30 a.m. ET.
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