New Cal QC coach Brian Hamilton used to onside kick after every score at Concord HS. He's used Tony Franklin's system for years. Good hire.— Kyle Bonagura (@BonaguraESPN) August 5, 2015
Concord (Ca.) head coach Brian Hamilton becomes the latest addition to the Cal football coaching staff, after John Lovett joined as cornerbacks coach last week.
Hamilton, who spent 11 years as head coach of Concord High School, will join the staff as offensive quality control coach. Hamilton won the Division II North Coast Section championship in 2010, and reached the championship game on two other occasions. After four straight losing seasons to start his career at Concord, Hamilton compiled a 68-20-1 record during his final seven seasons at the school.
In case you're wondering what exactly a quality control coach does, they typically help the team with game prep by gathering film on upcoming opponents. In this case, as offensive quality control coach, Hamilton will likely scout opposition defenses a few weeks in advance of when the Bears will face them and give statistical analysis reports to the Cal offensive coaching staff before they install the gameplan for that opponent. My understanding is that quality control coaches are not allowed to work directly with players per NCAA rules.
Hamilton is familiar with the Tony Franklin style of offense, and was a featured speaker at the Tony Franklin football seminar in 2014.
Here's what Hamilton had to say about his new role, from the official Cal website:
"It's a tremendous opportunity to work with some of the brightest and most gifted young people in the country as well as one of the top coaching staffs in college football. I'm really excited to contribute in any way possible and grow into this role."
Sonny Dykes had some good things to say about this hire and you can read his quotes here.
Welcome to Cal, Coach Hamilton!