Les Miles announces hiring of more KU football staffers

photo by: Mike Gunnoe

University of Kansas football coach Les Miles smiles as he addresses the media Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018, at Hadl Auditorium.

On a busy week for staffing moves, highlighted by the hiring of offensive coordinator Les Koenning, Kansas football coach Les Miles capped it off by announcing the addition of five new employees.

Miles continued to beef up his support staff by naming Joshua Eargle a senior analyst for offense, giving Chidera Uzo-Diribe a quality control position for defense and bringing on Sarah Woodruff as associate director of operations.

Miles also hired Erin Dunston as the director of on-campus recruiting and Hannah Tourtillott as assistant director of on-campus recruiting.

Eargle worked the past three seasons at Austin Peay in various roles, including as the program’s interim head coach, offensive coordinator, run-game coordinator and offensive line coach.

In 2009, Eargle worked in a quality control position for Miles at LSU.

Uzo-Diribe worked the previous four seasons at Colorado, his alma mater. He joined the Buffaloes as a recruiting intern, then worked as a graduate assistant for the defense for three years.

KU defensive coordinator D.J. Eliot and defensive line coach Kwahn Drake both joined Miles’ staff from Colorado.

In his playing days, Uzo-Diribe lettered at Colorado all four years, finishing his career with 20 sacks, 31 tackles for loss and 10 forced fumbles.

Woodruff worked with KU’s new director of operations, Mike Huff, this past year at Georgia Tech. Before that, she served as an executive assistant to Minnesota football coach P.J. Fleck for 16 months.

Dunston, formerly an athletics administration associate at Purdue, will be responsible for coordinating on-campus recruiting. Dunston spent two years working as a grad assistant on LSU’s football operations staff before earning her master’s degree.

A KU graduate, Tourtillott will assist Dunston in recruiting operations. As an undergraduate and while working toward her master’s degree, Tourtillott worked in the KU men’s basketball office. She is pursuing a master’s in business administration.


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