Familiar face to join TCU football coaching staff

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    Head football coach Gary Patterson announced Wednesday the addition of a familiar face to the coaching staff.

    Trey Haverty, who worked with Patterson and the defense from 2007-09 as a graduate assistant, will be the Frogs’ new safeties coach.

    “We are very excited to welcome Trey back to TCU,” Patterson said in a TCU Athletics release. “Trey did an outstanding job for us and has a great understanding of our program.

    “Trey has recruited and coached at the junior college and Division III levels in Texas and did an unbelievable job. His understanding of how we do things at TCU in recruiting and playing defense will enhance our chances of being successful.”

    More about Haverty

    Haverty served as defensive coordinator at Millsaps College last season. The Millsaps Majors, a team in the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference (NCAA Division III), finished the 2010 season 7-3.

    Haverty served as wide receivers coach at Cisco Junior College in 2006 before his first stint at TCU as a graduate assistant. His coaching career was jump started at Midlothian High School in 2005.

    As a wide receiver for Texas Tech, Haverty recorded 110 receptions for 1,326 yards and seven touchdowns from 2001-04.

    Haverty was a second-team All-American by Sports Illustrated his senior season. He had eight receptions for 147 yards in his final game as a Red Raider 8212; a 45-31 victory over California.

    Spring practice update

    TCU football has adjusted its spring practice dates. The Frogs will now begin March 4 and conclude April 7. The Spring Game will still be played April 2.

    The Frogs will return 11 starters (six on defense, five on offense) from last year’s Rose Bowl champion team that finished No. 2 in the final BCS rankings.

    TCU signed 24 new recruits Feb. 2 8212; good for the 23rd-best recruiting class by Scouts.com. The Frogs also added a 25th recruit (Davion Pierson) on Feb. 7.

    All of TCU’s signed players were three-star recruits or better, while LaDarius Brown (Waxahachie), Brandon Carter (Euless) and Chuck Hunter (West Monroe, La.) were four-star recruits.