Army head coach Jeff Monken has announced that Sean Saturnio will take over the special teams unit. Saturnio coached the tight ends in 2018 and 2019. Offensive quality control coach Matt Drinkall has been elevated to tight ends coach.
"Having one of the most productive and aggressive special-teams units in the nation is a priority for us," said Monken. "Coach Saturnio led those units as our coordinator in 2016 and 2017. We saw a tremendous improvement in the 2017 season after having to replace all of our veteran specialists in 2016. Coach Saturnio is one of the best teachers in the game and is beloved by our players. I am excited that he will, once again, be in a position to influence our entire football team in this role."
"Coach Drinkall, besides being a tremendous person and great relationship builder, has one of the most innovative offensive minds in college football," said Monken. "When we hired him a year ago, I knew that we were only beating everyone else to the punch. He is tremendously respected in our profession and has brought a number of fresh ideas to our offensive scheme. I am excited that he is transitioning to an on-the-field role with our team."
Saturnio just wrapped up his sixth season on the Black Knights' coaching staff and his second season working with the tight ends. He originally came to Army with Monken and coached the fullbacks (2014-15) before taking over special teams the following two seasons. Read more.