Football Bowl Subdivision

Kiser named Furman's offensive coordinator

Greenville, SC (Sports Network) - Former Furman football player Jimmy Kiser has returned to his alma mater as new head coach Bruce Fowler's offensive coordinator.

Fowler completed his staff on Friday by appointing the 1979 graduate of Furman. Kiser spent the last nine seasons at Vanderbilt, coaching alongside Fowler, new Furman defensive line coach Rick Logo and with recent Furman assistant coaching hires Norval McKenzie and Mark Moehring, as well as new Paladins strength and conditioning coach John Sisk.

Kiser coached Vanderbilt's quarterbacks, served as offensive coordinator for one season and as co-passing game coordinator for three campaigns. His proteges included Jay Cutler, the Chicago Bears' starting quarterback who entered the NFL with the Denver Broncos.

Kiser, a wide receiver and special teams standout at Furman, also will coach the Paladins' wide receivers and tight ends.

He began his coaching career as a graduate assistant at Furman under head coach Dick Sheridan. His other collegiate coaching experience was at Lenoir- Rhyne (N.C.), North Carolina State, Memphis and Richmond.

02/25 12:29:11 ET