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UCLA hires Paul Rhoads as defensive backs coach

UCLA hires Paul Rhoads as defensive backs coach

UCLA coach Chip Kelly continued to overhaul his defensive staff while adding another veteran assistant, hiring Paul Rhoads as defensive backs coach.

The hiring of Rhoads was confirmed by a person close to the situation not authorized to disclose the information publicly because the move has not been formally announced.

Rhoads, 50, spent seven seasons as the coach at Iowa State from 2009 to 2015 and also served as defensive coordinator at Pittsburgh, Auburn and Arkansas. He had been the defensive backs coach for the Razorbacks before being promoted to defensive coordinator in January. Rhoads replaced Bret Bielema as the interim coach last month after Bielema was fired following...

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