The University of Miami has announced the addition of receivers coach Ron Dugans to the football program, completing head coach Mark Richt’s new football staff on Saturday evening.
No one from the former Hurricanes staff remains, as receivers coach Kevin Beard – a former Miami player and one-year assistant coach – was dismissed by Richt on Friday morning.
Dugans, 38, will also serve as Miami’s passing game coordinator. He comes to the Hurricanes from USF in Tampa, where he served as receivers coach the past two seasons. He was a standout receiver for Florida State from 1995 to ’99, when Richt was the FSU offensive coordinator.
Dugans coached receivers at Louisville from 2010 through ’13 – part of a Cardinals’ program that went 12-1 in 2013 and defeated UM in the Russell Athletic Bowl. While at Louisville, Dugans coached DeVante Parker – now with the Miami Dolphins – to first team All-American Athletic Conference honors.
Dugans also coached receivers from 2007-’09 at Georgia Southern, was an NFL assistant in 2007 with Cincinnati and a graduate assistant from 2005-’07 at FSU.
At FSU, Dugans started his final two seasons and posted 105 receptions for 1,520 yards and seven touchdowns for his career. He caught six passes for 135 yards in the 1999 Fiesta Bowl BCS National Championship victory over Virginia Tech.
A native of Tallahassee, Dugans played football, basketball and ran track at Florida A&M University High School.
He is married and the father of three children.
UM’s complete coaching staff is as follows: defensive coordinator/linebackers coach Manny Diaz, quarterbacks coach Jon Richt, defensive line coach Craig Kuligowski, cornerbacks coach and former Cane Mike Rumph, safeties coach Ephraim Banda, running backs coach/co-offensive coordinator Thomas Brown, offensive line coach Stacy Searels, special teams coordinator and tight ends coach Todd Hartley, and Dugans.