AUSTIN (AP) - Texas running backs coach Ken Rucker is moving
into a new job as the football program's director of high school
relations and player development.
Longhorns head coach Mack Brown has long embraced the state's
high school coaches as the key his recruiting success. Brown
created the position to have an assistant work full time to develop
relationships and manage events with players and coaches.
Rucker will work extensively with the High School Coaches Clinic
and summer camps. He will also manage recruiting tours and visits
and work with current players, overseeing many of their
Rucker was the Texas running backs coach the past three seasons.
He worked two stints as an assistant coach at Texas A&M.
2005-08 Assistant Coach/Running Backs Texas
2003-04 Assistant Coach/Running Backs Georgia
2001-02 Assistant Coach/Running Backs Texas A&M
1998-2000 Special Teams Coord./Linebackers North Carolina
1994-97 Assistant Coach/ Running Backs Texas A&M
1993 Assistant Coach/ Running Backs Baylor
1990-92 Assistant Coach/ Running Backs Arkansas
1984-89 Assistant Coach/Running Backs Air Force
1982-83 Assistant Coach/Defensive Ends Richmond
1979-81 Assistant Coach/Defensive Line Appalachian State
1977-78 Defensive Coordinator David Crockett (Tenn.) H.S.
1976 Defensive Coordinator James Cawood (Ky.) H.S.