The UNC football team welcomed back a familiar face to its football staff on Thursday, with the addition of former graduate assistant Luke Paschall.

After working with the Tar Heel offense during the first two years of head coach Larry Fedora’s tenure (2012 and 2013), Paschall followed former UNC offensive coordinator Blake Anderson when the latter accepted the top job at Arkansas State.

He then served as wide receivers coach and special teams coordinator for the last four seasons under Anderson–winning two Sun Belt conference titles and making four straight bowl appearances–before getting the offer to work with Fedora once again.

His familiarity with the Tar Heel staff extends to current receivers coach Gunter Brewer. The two worked closely with one another during Paschall’s first stint at UNC, but knew each other prior to that when Brewer coached the receivers at Oklahoma State from 2008-10 and Paschall was a graduate assistant there.

“We are thrilled to have Luke back as a part of our staff,” Fedora said, in a statement released by a team spokesman. “He is a talented offensive coach who also shares my passion for game-changing special teams play. We look forward to having Luke, his wife Lauren and their daughter Emma Rose as part of the Tar Heel family.”

“I’m happy to be back at Carolina and working with Coach Fedora and his staff once again,” Paschall said. “My first two years here were very special, and Lauren and I are excited to bring our daughter here and make Chapel Hill home.”



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