Brock Spack

In a continued streak of departures for Illinois State University football, offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach Kurt Beathard is no longer affiliated with the team.

Before resigning Beathard left a message. After clearing his office and before leaving Beathard put a poster on his door reading, "All lives matter in the eyes of our lord and savior Jesus Christ.' 


Illinois State co-offensive coordinator/offensive associate head coach/wide receivers Ghaali Muhammad-Lankford

Head coach Brock Spack announced the position will be filled and shared by Ghaali Muhammad-Lankford and C.J. Irvin in Beathard's exit of the program.

Irvin C.J.
Co-offensive coordinator/tight ends, fullbacks C.J. Irvin

Spack expressed his excitement for the revisions of his coaching staff.

“I’m excited for Ghaali and C.J. to take over co-offensive coordinator duties,” Spack said.

“They’ve been great additions to our staff over the past several years and I have no doubts they will do a great job in their new role working together. We would also like to thank Kurt for his efforts and wish him the best moving forward.”

Muhammad-Lankford will also serve as the offensive associate head coach and maintains his position as the wide receiver coach. Irvin is stated to continue coaching tight ends and fullbacks amid his promotion. He was relieved of his special teams coaching duties, as those have been handed off to defensive associate head coach Mike Banks and defensive assistant head coach Kye Stewart.

The Redbirds have already filled the vacant quarterback coach position with the hire of Andy Belluomini, who previously was on the Northwestern Wildcats coaching staff. Belluomini has already been brought in and is working with quarterbacks.

“I have a longstanding relationship with coach Fitzgerald and other members of the Northwestern coaching staff, and Andy was highly recommended by them all during the search process,” Spack said.

“Andy has joined our staff and hit the ground running and we look forward to him having a positive influence on our quarterback room.”

JAKE FOGAL is a Sports Editor for The Vidette. He can be contacted at Follow Fogal on Twitter at @jfogal5

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