Louisiana-Monroe hires Berry

Updated: December 16, 2009, 6:03 PM ET
Associated Press

MONROE, La. -- Louisiana-Monroe has hired Todd Berry as its new head football coach.

Berry is a former head coach at Army and was the Warhawks' offensive coordinator in 2004 and 2005 under former head coach Charlie Weatherbie, whose contract was not renewed beyond this past season.

In Berry's two seasons with Louisiana-Monroe, the offense, led by quarterback Steven Jyles, was in the top three in the Sun Belt Conference in passing.

Berry spent the past three seasons at UNLV working under coach Mike Sanford, whose entire staff was let go last month.

As a Rebels assistant, Berry worked with quarterbacks Omar Clayton and Mike Clausen, who combined to throw for 2,693 yards and 17 touchdowns this season.


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