A former Saluki great returns to the football program as an assistant coach
Former Saluki football great Larry Warner is returning to coach SIU's running backs.
The 5-foot-6 running back was named First-Team Associated Press All-American in 2008.
Warner began his coaching career at Carbondale High School in 2009, before joining Dale Lennon's staff at SIU as a graduate assistant in 2011.
He later joined current Saluki Head Coach Nick Hill at CCHS, before the two became full-time assistants for Lennon from 2014-15.
After leaving Southern, Warner coached at Central Arkansas, South Alabama, Arkansas-Pine Bluff and Texas Southern.
In addition to hiring Warner, Nate Griffin will replace retired tight ends coach Pat Poore.
Recently hired Zach Grant moves to the wide receivers room, where he replaces Mark Watson, who accepted a position at Kent State earlier this month.