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Bryson, Gaffney join Rhule's staff

Former Detroit Lions fullback Shawn Bryson and Shelton Gaffney, the former strength and conditioning coach at Johnny Long’s Training Academy (Tenn.), joins Temple’s football staff.

Bryson, Gaffney join Rhule's staff

Former Detroit Lions running back Shawn Bryson is joining Temple’s football staff. (Carlos Osorio/AP)
Former Detroit Lions running back Shawn Bryson is joining Temple’s football staff. (Carlos Osorio/AP)

Former Detroit Lions fullback Shawn Bryson and Shelton Gaffney, the former strength and conditioning coach at Johnny Long’s Training Academy (Tenn.), joins Temple’s football staff.

Bryson will serve as a graduate assistant, while Gaffney was hired as an assistant strength and coordinating coach.

Gaffney was Tennessee’s assistant strength and conditioning coach from 2008-10.

Meanwhile, Bryon played a combined eight seasons with the Buffalo Bills and the Lions. He had 528 carries for 2,144 yards and six touchdowns.

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 Here’s a list of Temple’s 2013 coaching staff minus the strength and conditioning coaches:

Matt Rhule                       Head Coach

Ed Foley                           Assistant Head Coach / Tight Ends

Marcus Satterfield          Offensive Coordinator

Phil Snow                         Defensive Coordinator

Francis Brown                 Defensive Backs

Tyree Foreman                Running Backs

Allen Mogridge                Offensive Line

Brandon Noble                Defensive Line

Mike Siravo                     Linebackers

Terry Smith                     Wide Receivers

Shawn Bryson                 Graduate Assistant

Colin Clancy                    Graduate Assistant

Evan Cooper                   Graduate Assistant

Adam DiMichele             Graduate Assistant

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Keith Pompey has been an Inquirer reporter since September 2004. He takes over the Sixers beat after covering the Temple men’s basketball team for the past three years and Temple football the past two seasons. Pompey also previously covered the Penn and Drexel men’s basketball team and Villanova football team after initially focusing on high school sports.

Pompey is a native Philadelphian and a University of Pittsburgh graduate. Follow him on Twitter @PompeyOnSixers or reach Keith at kpompey@phillynews.com.

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