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Charley Molnar Announces Football Coaching Staff Additions

May 2, 2013

AMHERST, Mass. - University of Massachusetts football head coach Charley Molnar has announced the addition of three new members of the Minutemen's coaching staff. Dave Johnson joined the program at the start of Spring football camp and will serve as offensive line coach. John Bond and Greg Burns joined the staff in the final week of camp and will work as the program's offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach and defensive backs coach, respectively.

With 28 years of coaching experience, Bond spent the previous five years as the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at George State before joining the Minutemen. He also had prior coaching stints at Georgia Tech, Northern Illinois, Army and Illinois State.

Bond was named the first offensive coordinator in the history of Georgia State football starting in 2008 when the school announced the addition of the program. In his time with the Panthers, he coached seven all-conference selections and saw two of his offensive standouts be invited to 2013 NFL Rookie Camps.

Johnson joins the Minutemen after coaching the past two seasons at Cincinnati where the Bearcats won two Big East Championships and had victories in the Liberty (2011) and Belk (2012) Bowls. The 28-year coaching veteran has served his entire career working with the offensive line and tight ends.

His coaching highlights include 16 Bowl Appearances with an 11-5 record in those games and nine Division IA conference Championship titles (Big East, SEC, MAC). Johnson was a four-year letter-winner at West Virginia under coach Don Helen before starting his career as a graduate assistant in 1984 at his alma mater.

Burns enters his 17th season as a coach with stops at Purdue, Arizona State, Kansas State, USC, Louisville and in the NFL with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to his credit. He has coached in 10 Bowl Games, including four BCS Bowls, and was part of USC's back-to-back National Championships in 2003 and 2004.

Last season with Purdue, three of the Boilermakers' five players named to Big 10 All-Conference teams came from Burns' secondary. During his tenure, he has coached notables such as Troy Polamalu, Darnel Bing, Antonio Roundtree and Ronde Barber.


John Bond
Offensive Coordinator
1st Season At UMass • 28th Season Overall
Arkansas `85

With 28 years of coaching experience, John Bond was named the UMass Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks Coach in Spring 2013 as announced by head coach Charley Molnar.

Bond spent the previous five years as the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at George State before joining the Minutemen. He also had prior coaching stints at Georgia Tech, Northern Illinois, Army and Illinois State.

Bond was named the first offensive coordinator in the history of Georgia State football starting in 2008 when the school announced the addition of the program. In his time with the Panthers, he coached seven all-conference selections and saw two of his offensive standouts be invited to 2013 NFL Rookie Camps.

Before joining Bill Curry's original Georgia State staff in July 2008, Bond served the 2007 season as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Georgia Tech. At Tech, his offense was led by all-Atlantic Coast Conference running back Tashard Choice, the ACC rushing leader who was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys.

He spent the previous three seasons coaching one of the nation's most prolific rushing attacks as offensive coordinator at Northern Illinois (2004-06). All-America Garrett Wolfe led the nation in rushing in 2006 after ranking second as a junior and fifth as a sophomore. The third-round draft pick played for the Chicago Bears.

Bond helped Northern Illinois to two Mid-American Conference Western Division titles and two bowl games, highlighted by a 9-4 record in 2004, when the Huskies ranked 11th in the nation in rushing, 14th in scoring and 14th in total offense.

Before going to Northern Illinois, Bond served four seasons (2000-03) as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Army, where he fashioned a wide-open offense that broke 35 school records.

Bond's first full-time coaching position was at Southwest Missouri State, where he served as running backs coach and recruiting coordinator from 1986-90. The Bears won two conference titles and reached the NCAA I-AA playoffs twice, advancing to the quarterfinals in 1989.

He served as quarterbacks coach at UTEP from 1991-93 and then as quarterback coach and passing game coordinator at Delta State in 1994-95.

From there, Bond moved to a four-year stint at Illinois State, serving as wide receivers coach in 1996 before he was elevated to offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach for his final three years (1997-99). The Redbirds ranked in the top 10 in the nation in scoring his final two years. In 1999, Illinois State reached the NCAA I-AA national semifinals, and Bond was a finalist for the American Football Coaches Association's Assistant Coach of the Year award.

His coaching background also includes two seasons as a student assistant (1983-84) and one year as a graduate assistant (1985) at his alma mater, Arkansas, where he worked under Lou Holtz and Ken Hatfield.

A native of Rogers, Ark., Bond was an all-state quarterback for his father, Gary Bond, at Rogers High School. The elder Bond is a member of the state's high school federation Hall of Fame, and John was inducted into the Rogers High Hall of Fame.

Bond, who played one season at Arkansas before a career-ending injury, earned a bachelor's degree in physical education in 1985.

He is married to the former Jennifer Wilder, and the couple has two daughters, MacKenzie and Mallory, and one son, Brody.


Dave Johnson
Offensive Line Coach
1st Season At UMass • 28th Season Overall
West Virginia `85

Dave Johnson, a 28-year coaching veteran with offensive lines and tight ends, was named the Offensive Line Coach at the UMass during Spring 2013 as announced by head coach Charley Molnar.

Johnson joins the Minutemen after coaching the past two seasons at Cincinnati where the Bearcats won two Big East Championships and had victories in the Liberty (2011) and Belk (2012) Bowls. The 28-year coaching veteran has served his entire career working with the offensive line and tight ends.

His coaching highlights include 16 Bowl Appearances with an 11-5 record in those games and nine Division IA conference Championship titles (Big East, SEC, MAC). Johnson has mentored 12 NFL players, five All-Americans and 32 all-conference selections.

In 2011 and 2012, Johnson was part of a Cincinnati offense that ranked among the best in the Big East each year. In 2012, the Bearcats led the league in scoring offense and rushing offense. Tight end Travis Kelce was taken in the 3rd Round of the NFL Draft, while he and three of Johnson's offensive linemen were named to all-conference teams.

Prior to joining UC, Johnson was the offensive line coach at West Virginia University from 2008-10. Behind the blocking of the line, the Mountaineer offense accumulated 400 or more yards of total offense in seven games in 2010. WVU finished No. 2 in the BIG EAST in passing, total offense and total first downs. WVU had the top passer in the league in passing yards per game, pass efficiency and second in total yards per game.

In 2009, the offensive line paved the way for the 13th 1,000-yard rusher in the past 14 season and first 2,000-yard passer since 1998. Of the 855 plays by the offense in 2009, each the five offensive linemen logged in more than 830 plays. In 2008, the offensive line was ranked No. 27 nationally for fewest sacks allowed. During his time at WVU, Johnson mentored All-American Ryan Stanchek and All-BIG EAST selections Selvish Capers, Mike Dent and Stanchek.

Johnson spent 2001-07 as the tight ends coach at the University of Georgia. The Bulldogs won 72 games, averaging more than 10 wins a season, three SEC East Division Championships, two SEC Championships, five bowl wins and five Top-10 national finishes during his time in Athens. Four of his tight ends, Randy McMichael, Ben Watson, Martez Milner and Leonard Pope are playing in the NFL. In 2007, the Bulldogs were No. 4 in the SEC in rushing offense (177.0). In 2005, UGA led the SEC in passing efficiency (144.0) and was second in scoring offense (29.5). In 2002, the Bulldogs led the SEC in scoring (32.14) and pass efficiency (138.91).

From 1997-2000, he was the tackles and tight ends coach as well as the recruiting coordinator at Marshall University. The Herd posted a 43-9 record, won four MAC titles and three Motor City Bowl titles, while averaging 11 wins a years during his four-year tenure, including a 13-0 record in 1999. In 1999, Marshall was No. 7 nationally in passing offense, total offense and scoring offense.

Johnson spent nine years at Indiana University (Pa.). From 1987-89, he coached the offensive line, tight ends and assisted with strength and conditioning. He was the Crimson Hawks' offensive coordinator and offensive line coach from 1990-96. He helped lead IUP to the NCAA Division II national playoffs eight times, including two championship game appearances and three semifinal finishes. IUP finished with a 99-22-1 record during Johnson's tenure.

He spent the 1986 season coaching the offensive line, tight ends and handling the strength and conditioning duties at Shippensburg University.

He started his coaching career as a graduate assistant at his alma mater from 1984-85.

Johnson was a four-year letterwinner at West Virginia. He was the starting center on the 1981 Peach Bowl and 1982 Gator Bowl teams. He earned a bachelor's degree from WVU in 1985 and a master's degree in 1986.

Johnson and his wife Lynn have four children, Andrew, Lauren, Zachary and Mark.


Greg Burns
Defensive Backs Coach
1st Season At UMass • 17th Season Overall
Washington State `95

Greg Burns, a 16-year coaching veteran in the NCAA and NFL ranks, was named as the Defensive Backs Coach in Spring 2013 as announced by head coach Charley Molnar.

The 2013 season will mark Burns' 17th season as a coach with stops at Purdue, Arizona State, Kansas State, USC, Louisville and in the NFL with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to his credit. He has coached in 10 Bowl Games, including four BCS Bowls, and was part of USC's back-to-back National Championships in 2003 and 2004.

Last season with Purdue, three of the Boilermakers' five players named to Big 10 All-Conference teams came from Burns' secondary. During his tenure, he has coached notables such as Troy Polamalu, Darnel Bing, Antonio Roundtree and Ronde Barber.

Burns joined the Purdue staff after spending the previous four seasons (2008-11) as the cornerbacks coach at Arizona State. The Sun Devils led the then-Pac-10 and finished among the nation's top units in rushing, passing and total defense in 2009.

Prior to ASU, Burns spent the 2007 season as secondary coach at Kansas State under defensive coordinator Tim Tibesar.

Burns has found success at many levels during his coaching career, spending 2006 as the defensive backs coach of the NFL's Tampa Bay Buccaneers after coaching the secondary at USC under Pete Carroll for four years (2002-05). Burns also coached for four seasons at Louisville (1998-2001) as well as one season at Idaho (1997).

During his time at Southern California, Burns developed a reputation as one of the brightest young secondary coaches in the country and mentored a number of stand-out performers, including All-American safeties Troy Polamalu (2002) and Darnell Bing (2005). He also coached first-team All-Pacific-10 Conference cornerback Will Poole in 2003. Burns also produced six All-Conference USA cornerbacks during his tenure at Louisville, including first-teamers Anthony Floyd (2000 and 2001) and Antonio Roundtree (1998). Burns also coached All-Pro cornerback Ronde Barber while with the Buccaneers.

Burns was a four-year letterwinner (1991-93, 1995) at Washington State, earning honorable mention All-Pac-10 honors in 1992. He earned his bachelor's degree in psychology from Washington State in 1995 and his master's from Washington State in 1997.

He and his wife Crystal have three sons, Cristopher, Carter and Cooper.


 

 

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