LEBANON -- Cumberland football coach Donnie Suber is promoting from within his existing staff to fill the vacancy created by the recent departure of offensive coordinator Dewayne Alexander.
Alexander resigned last week to take over the offensive line at East Tennessee State.
"I'm promoting Brad Bustle and Nathan Luce to 'co-coordinators'," Suber said Wednesday afternoon.
"They've both put in their time and have earned to opportunity. I'm also looking at continuity. If I hired someone from outside, that would be the fourth OC in four seasons.
"This way the players and coaches on that side of the ball won't have to learn new terminology."
Bustle will continue to coach the offensive line. He just wrapped up his third season at CU after having worked two years as a defensive graduate assistant at Virginia Tech.
The 2016 season marked the fourth season for Luce in his second tenure at Cumberland, coaching wide receivers and special teams.
His responsibilities will shift to coaching quarterbacks with new graduate assistant and former CU quarterback Broc Loveless coaching the receivers.
Luce had previous coaching stops at Colorado College in Colorado Springs, CO and Kenyon College in Gambier, OH.
Cumberland begins spring practice Wednesday, March 15 and the Spring Game is tentatively set for Saturday, April 8.
This story first appeared in the Friday, Feb. 17 print edition of The Wilson Post