According to Football Scoop (and “Liked” by Cal Football’s Twitter), head coach Justin Wilcox hired away Charlie Ragle from the Arizona Wildcats. Wilcox went hard for Ragle, and reportedly got him for a three year deal.
Source tells FootballScoop Justin Wilcox has hired Charlie Ragle from Arizona. Hear it took & he got big dealhttps://t.co/ppxU2DejiV— FootballScoop Staff (@FootballScoop) February 8, 2017
Ragle was the Assistant TE/ST coach for the Wildcats.
Arizona assistant Charlie Ragle was hired by California. Will be special teams coach. First reported by @FootballScoop— Zack Rosenblatt (@ZackBlatt) February 8, 2017
Here is a story about Coach Ragle who helped boost in-state recruiting for the Wildcats due to his knowledge of Arizona high schools. He was the head coach of Chaparral high school for four years before joining Rich Rodriguez’s coaching staff. It’s rumored he let athletic director Greg Byrne know what he thought about Rich Rod, which might have helped lead to his hiring.
Ragle is likely to take over recruiting for the Arizona region under the Justin Wilcox regime. He has recruited plenty of tight ends for the Wildcats and could be part of the efforts there if he isn’t actually named tight ends coach.
Here is the list of Ragle’s past positions per Arizona Wildcats’ website:
Ragle's Coaching History
- Arizona, tight ends/special teams (2013-2017)
- Chaparral HS (Ariz.), head coach (2007-11)
- Arizona State, graduate assistant (2006)
- Chaparral HS (Ariz.), defensive coordinator (2005)
- Moon Valley HS (Ariz.), defensive coordinator (2000-04)
Cal will only need to hire coaches for two of the three of linebackers, tight ends, and running backs.
Welcome to Cal, Charles! Go Bears!