BATON ROUGE, Louisiana -- The Southern football team has two new assistant coaches this season. Well, they're not new to Southern in every sense of the word.
Mark Frederick and Reid Sanders joined the Jaguars as the program’s wide receivers and running backs coaches. And while they weren't with the team last season, they’re well acquainted with life on the Bluff.
Both were Southern players in their younger days, and both were assistant coaches in the program before moving on to build careers outside of Baton Rouge.
But now they’re back at Southern, and some old faces are ready to make new memories in A.W. Mumford Stadium.
“Being back and part of the Jaguar nation is something near and dear to me,” Frederick said. “Just happy to be back.”
Frederick was a running back for the Jaguars from 2001 to 2004, including a backup role on the 2003 team that won a black college national championship under coach Pete Richardson. After graduation, Frederick bounced around the practice field, with stints coaching running backs, special teams and even defensive line for a short time.