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Bulldogs add football assistant coaches

The Minnesota Duluth football team will have a few new faces on its coaching staff come this fall. Head coach Curt Wiese has announced the additions of KeyShawn Carpenter and Monay Swafford to his staff on Tuesday.

“We are thrilled to welcome both KeyShawn and Monay to the Bulldog football program,” said Wiese. “Both individuals bring unique experiences that will help elevate our football team. Having both played and coached at the collegiate level, their ability to connect with our student-athletes will be instrumental in the development of our running backs and cornerbacks.”

Carpenter, who will oversee the UMD running backs in his coaching role, played running back at the University of Wisconsin Stout (2014-2018). During his time as a Blue Devil, he was named team captain along with being named First Team All-Conference his senior year. Carpenter graduated from Evergreen Park High School in Chicago, IL and prior to joining UMD coached the running backs for one year at UW-Stout.

Carpenter on joining the UMD football staff: “I am excited about being apart of this program and continuing the championship tradition. I am looking forward to getting back out on the field and having a successful season.”

Monay, who will oversee the cornerbacks for the Bulldogs, played cornerback for Concordia Moorhead (2012-2014) and wide receiver at Minnesota State Moorhead (2017-2018). Originally from San Diego, CA, Swafford graduated from MSU-Moorhead with a degree in exercise science along with completing his masters degree in educational leadership from MSU-Moorhead in the winter of 2019. Prior to joining the Bulldog staff, Swafford coached the wide receiving core at MSU-Moorhead during the 2019 season.

Swafford on joining UMD: “I am appreciative of the opportunity to join the Bulldog staff and the Minnesota Duluth community. I look forward to helping this program continue its winning tradition while also pushing our student-athletes to reach their highest potentials both academically and athletically.”

Published in Breaking Bulldogs Sports

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