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Minter to be named new Campbell football coach

Posted November 26, 2012

— Mike Minter will be named the new head football coach at Campbell University, sources have told WRAL News.

A formal announcement of the hire will take place at a 3 p.m. press conference Tuesday.

Minter will join Campbell after coaching the special teams this past season at Liberty University. Prior to Liberty, Minter was an assistant coach at Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte.

Campbell announced on Nov. 5 that they would not retain head coach Dale Steele following the conclusion of the 2012 season. Steele was the head coach for the Camels for six years compiling a 14-41 record.

Minter, 38, was a second-round draft pick of the Carolina Panthers out of Nebraska in 1997. A safety, he played his entire nine-year career with the Panthers recording 790 tackles, forcing 15 fumbles, hauling in 15 interceptions and scoring four touchdowns in 141 starts. Minter retired in 2007 citing knee injuries.

Minter was reported to be one of the coaches interested in the Charlotte 49ers new coaching position when they announced they would begin playing football in 2013. That position, however, went to Brad Lambert.

At Liberty this past season, Minter’s special teamers were well recognized. Long snapper Richard Wright was named to the Big South All-First Team, and place kicker John Lunsford as well as punter Grant Bowden were named to the second team.

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  • zonk Nov 26, 2012

    Well he can get revenge his first game of year next year when the Camels face the 49ers.

  • Hammerhead Nov 26, 2012

    Good luck to Minter....hopefully another step in a long coaching career. I'm not a Panthers fan, but always loved the guy as a player.

  • Tarheel born Nov 26, 2012

    This looks to be a good hire not only for Campbell but for N.C. as well to give those kids a chance to be very good at their position and recognized that may not be heavily recruited by other larger Universities.

    Go Camels '96
    Go Heels '75

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