March 21, 2011
UCLA head football coach Rick Neuheisel announced today that special teams coach Frank Gansz Jr. has left the staff for personal reasons and that Angus McClure, the Director of On-Campus Recruiting for Football who possesses over a decade of on-field collegiate coaching experience, is UCLA's new special teams coach.
"Frank has done a great job for us during our three years together and I certainly wish him all the best," said Neuheisel. "He feels that it's in his best interest to make this move and I certainly understand and respect his decision."
McClure has been a member of the Bruin staff since 2007. That season, he served as tight ends coach under Karl Dorrell. He has spent the last three years as Director of On-Campus Recruiting for Football and has handled recruiting administration and organization; managing all official and unofficial visits; tracking all recruiting paperwork, including transcripts, serving as liaison to college All-Star game representatives; liaison with pro scouts; and other assignments from the head coach.
McClure came to UCLA after serving as the offensive line/run game coordinator on Turner Gill's staff at the University of Buffalo during the 2006 season. Buffalo scored more points (201) in conference games than any other member of the Mid-American Conference East Division.
McClure spent the two previous seasons (2004-2005) as an assistant on Bill Callahan's staff at the University of Nebraska. McClure assisted with the offensive line, coaching the offensive tackles, as well as serving in several special teams roles.
Prior to his stint at Nebraska, McClure played a major role in record-breaking offenses at Sacramento State University, where he served as assistant head coach and offensive line coach from 1997-2003. During his tenure at Sacramento State, 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. In 1996, McClure coached tight ends at the University of Nevada in Reno.
"Angus has a lot of experience both in on-field coaching and administration and organization," Neuheisel said. "He has been a valuable member of the staff and I know he was anxious to return to coaching. This will be a smooth transition and I expect our special teams to flourish under his guidance."