Former Buckeyes' defensive coordinator joins Tar Heels
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) -- North Carolina coach John Bunting added another coach to his staff Monday, naming Ohio State's Jon Tenuta as defensive coordinator and defensive backs coach.
Tenuta was Ohio State's defensive coordinator last season and spent six seasons with the Buckeyes. He has also been a defensive coordinator at Marshall, Kansas State and Southern Methodist in his 21-year career.
Bunting has hired four coaches to his staff since replacing Carl Torbush on Dec. 11.
In December, Bunting hired Florida defensive line coach Rod Broadway and East Carolina defensive assistant James Webster. Oklahoma State's Dave Huxtable was hired on Jan. 3 as a linebackers coach and special teams coordinator.
Ohio State was ranked in the top three in pass efficiency defense three of Tenuta's six years there.
Tenuta, 43, has also been an assistant at Virginia, Maryland, Vanderbilt and Oklahoma.
"Jon has a tremendous passion for defensive football, and it's obvious by his ability to produce NFL players that he is an outstanding coach," Bunting said. "His enthusiasm and energy for football is contagious and he's always had great relationships with his players, many of whom are still in the NFL."
Bunting also announced the hiring of former Tar Heel wide receiver Corey Holliday as assistant to the athletic director.
Holliday still holds the North Carolina career record for receiving yards with 2,447 and caught a pass in a school-record 45 consecutive games from 1990-93. He played five seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers and caught two passes in Super Bowl XXX against the Dallas Cowboys.