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New Eastern Illinois coach Babers appoints assistants

Charleston, IL (Sports Network) - First-year Eastern Illinois head football coach Dino Babers announced Friday his new coaching staff, including offensive coordinator Sterlin Gilbert and defensive coordinator Kim McCloud.

Gilbert, who also will coach the quarterbacks, was a successful prep coach in Texas, most recently working as the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Temple High School.

McCloud coached alongside Babers at Baylor from 2008-10, working with the defensive backs. He spent last season coaching the secondary at Akron.

Babers also has brought in coaches Nick Caley (secondary), Dino Kaklis (defensive tackles), Tom Kaufman (linebackers), Sean Lewis (wide receivers), George Ricumstrict (defensive ends and outside linebackers) and Andrew Sowder (outside wide receivers). Brian Callahan (offensive line) and Mike Lynch (running backs) were retained from previous head coach Bob Spoo's staff.

Eastern Illinois was 2-9 this past season.

01/20 10:52:19 ET

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