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Angus McClure
Position: Defensive Line/Recruiting Coordinator
Alma Mater: Sacramento State '95
Experience: 22 Years

Angus McClure has over 20 years of coaching experience and is entering his eighth season as a member of the Bruin staff. In 2012, he began coaching the defensive line, having previously coached tight ends, offensive line and special teams since arriving in Westwood in 2007. Angus continues in his role as the Recruiting Coordinator. Over the past seven years, McClure has also led the recruiting effort which has resulted in Bruin classes being ranked among the nation's top 20 in each year.  This past year, McClure was named among the Top 25 Recruiters in College Football by Rivals.

Senior defensive lineman Cassius Marsh, a fourth-round selection by the Super Bowl Champion Seattle Seahawks, and Keenan Graham each enjoyed career seasons in 2013. McClure also helped tutor a group of impressive young linemen. Sophomore Ellis McCarthy was named one of the team's most improved players at the annual banquet. True freshmen Eddie Vanderdoes, a freshman All-America pick, and Kenny Clark, Most Valuable Lineman at the Sun Bowl, caused opponents problems all season long.  UCLA is the only school to have 5 defensive lineman participate in College All Star Games in the last two years.

Several of McClure's defensive linemen enjoyed career seasons in 2012 and helped the Bruins rank among the nation's best in sacks while advancing to the Conference Championship game for a second straight season. Senior Datone Jones finished with 62 tackles, 19.0 tackles for loss, 6.5 sacks and went on to be a first-round selection in the NFL Draft. Marsh registered 50 tackles, 10.5 tackles for loss and 8.0 sacks. Owamagbe Odighizuwa totaled 44 tackles, 6.0 tackles for loss and 3.5 sacks.  In 2011 with McClure coaching the Offensive Line, UCLA led the South Division of the Pac-12 in rushing and played in the inaugural Pac-12 Championship Game.

Over his time as a Bruin coach, McClure has tutored a number of current NFL players:  Marsh (Seahawks), Jones (Packers), Sealii Espenesa   (Patriots), Kevin McDermitt (49ers), Logan Paulsen (Redskins), Matt Slater (Patriots), Mike Harris (Chargers), Nate Chandler (Panthers), Jeff Baca (Vikings), Jeff Locke (Vikings), Cory Harkey (Rams), Kai Forbath (Redskins) and Christian Yount (Browns).

McClure came to UCLA after serving as the offensive line/run game coordinator on Turner Gill's staff at the University of Buffalo in 2006. Buffalo scored more points (201) in conference games than any other team in the Mid-American Conference East Division. Running back James Starks (current player and starter for the 2011 Packers' Super Bowl Championship team) earned second-team All-MAC honors and was an honorable mention Freshman All-American by The Sporting News. Offensive lineman Jamie Richard was drafted and became a starter for the Indianapolis Colts.

McClure spent the 2004 and 2005 seasons as an assistant on Bill Callahan's staff at Nebraska. He assisted with the offensive line, coaching tackles, as well as working with the special teams. The Cornhuskers defeated Michigan in the 2005 Alamo Bowl. McClure pupal Matt Slauson was named Freshman All American. As a Husker coach, McClure tutored a number of NFL bound players: Matt Slauson (Jets), Lydon Murtha (Dolphins), Chris Patrick (Giants) and Sam Koch (Ravens).

Prior to his stint at Nebraska, McClure was an assistant head coach and offensive line coach at Sacramento State University (1997-2003) where he played a major role in record-breaking offenses. During his tenure, the Hornets set 52 NCAA Division I-AA, Big Sky Conference, or school records. He coached 20 All-Big Sky conference honorees and had six of his players sign NFL contracts. One of McClure's pupils, Lonie Paxton of the Patriots (also Broncos), went on to collect three Super Bowl rings. Another McClure pupil, Marco Cavka was drafted by the Jets. In addition, five Sacramento State players earned All-American honors and four were chosen to participate in college all-star games. In his seven seasons at Sac State, the Hornets led the Big Sky in rushing four times (1998, 1999, 2000, 2002).

In 1996, McClure coached tight ends at the University of Nevada. He helped the Wolf Pack to the Big West title, a 9-3 record, and the Las Vegas Bowl championship. His tight ends produced a school record 13 touchdowns during the season. Nevada led Division I-A with 527.3 yard per game of total offense and topped the Big West Conference in both rushing and passing.

Angus has served as a guest coach in several NFL camps over the years, including the Dallas Cowboys (2013), Buffalo Bills (2007, 2006), San Francisco 49ers (2002, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996), Seattle Seahawks (1998) and San Diego Chargers (2011, 2012,1997).

A graduate of Sacramento State, McClure played football there from 1987-91 and later served as a member of the faculty from 1997-2004. He was on the 1988 Hornet team that advanced to the NCAA Division II championship semifinals with an offense which averaged 486.0 yards per game. He began his coaching career at McClatchy High School in Sacramento as assistant head coach and defensive coordinator from 1992-95 while also coaching the offensive line and tight ends.


RECRUITING RESPONSIBILITIES -- Northern California and Easy Bay.

PERSONAL -- Education: Bachelor's in Liberal Studies from Sacramento State, 1995; At UCLA: Seven years overall on staff (first joined staff in June 2007 as tight ends coach); Born: December 9, 1968 in San Francisco, CA; Family: Angus and his wife Erin have two sons, Hamish and Malcolm.
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