The Charlotte 49ers have filled an assistant football coaching vacancy with a man who has 12 years’ experience as an aide at both the FCS and FBS levels.
Ulrick Edmonds, who spent the past two years as quality control director for N.C. State’s football program, has been named outside linebackers coach with the 49ers. He replaces Napoleon Sykes, who left recently after three years with Charlotte to become defensive line coach at Navy.
Edmonds worked from 2004-2013 as tight ends and running backs coach and recruiting coordinator at James Madison, where he played as a defensive lineman from 1997-2000.
Edmonds was part of a James Madison staff that won the FCS championship in 2004 and reached the playoffs five seasons.
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He worked for seven months at Old Dominion before going to N.C. State at the start of the 2014 season. A quality control coach handles activities that do not include direct coaching of players.
“He brings great experience on both sides of the ball,” Charlotte head coach Brad Lambert said. “He’s coached on offense and played defense, so he has a broad background from a football standpoint. He’s also a strong recruiter who will be valuable to our program from a recruiting standpoint.”
Sykes was responsible for some of the recruiting efforts by the 49ers.