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Simon joins UB staff

The University at Buffalo has hired Matt Simon to coach running backs, head football coach Jeff Quinn announced Friday.

Simon has 30 years of coaching experience and has been on staffs that have won both a national championship and a Super Bowl title. He fills the vacancy created when Mike Daniels resigned for personal reasons.

"I am elated to have a coach and person of Matt's caliber become a part of our program here at UB," said Quinn in a press release.

Simon coached at the University of Washington under Don James from 1981-92 and was there when the Huskies claimed a share of the national championship in 1991. He has also been a head coach at the University of North Texas.

In 1999 he was named running backs coach with the Baltimore Ravens and was there the next season when they won the Super Bowl.

He also coached running backs for the San Diego Chargers in the 2007-08 seasons, helping LaDainian Tomlinson to his second NFL rushing title.

He has spent the past two years as a professional football consultant and head coach at Gilmour Academy in Gates Mills, Ohio.

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