Mangino Announces Staff Promotions

Aug. 24, 2004

LAWRENCE, Kan. – University of Kansas head football coach Mark Mangino announced today that he has promoted three members of his coaching staff – Nick Quartaro, Ed Warinner and Brandon Blaney.

Quartaro was named associate head coach, and will also oversee the development of KU’s inside receivers. Entering his third season with the Jayhawks, Quartaro will continue his duties as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. He was instrumental in the development of KU quarterback Bill Whittemore, who recently signed a free-agent contract with the NFL Atlanta Falcons.

Warinner, entering his second season at KU, was named the Jayhawks’ offensive run-game coordinator and will also continue as offensive line coach. Warinner played a major role last year in the improvement of KU’s pass protection and running game, as well as the development of senior-to-be Joe Vaughn, the 2003 Big 12 Offensive Newcomer of the Year. Vaughn is also on the “watch list” for the Rimington Award, given annually to the nation’s most outstanding center.

Blaney, who has served the last two seasons as the team’s tight ends coach, will now also serve as assistant recruiting coordinator.

“These coaches are very deserving of their promotions,” Mangino said. “All of them have made outstanding contributions to the development of our football program. I’m confident that with their talent and dedication, KU football will improve consistently.” (5/21/04)