By Emily Baltz
February 4, 2009
The University of Richmond's football coaching staff has added two new members to its ranks.
Stacy Tutt, a former Spiders quarterback who spent two years in the NFL as a fullback for the New York Jets, will join the staff as an assistant coach, and Chris Stewart, who has worked at the University of Tennessee for the past 11 years, will serve as director of strength and conditioning, according to an athletics department statement released Tuesday.
Tutt, who garnered 3,047 yards of total offense during his senior season in 2005, joins three other Richmond alumni on the football coaching staff -- head coach Mike London, class of 1983; assistant head coach Jeff Hanson, class of 1972; and assistant coach Scott Burton, class of 1995.
London said Tutt's playing experience and close ties to Richmond would be vital to the program, especially because Tutt played with some of the team's current members.
"He's talking about it from experience as opposed to somebody talking about it when they learned it from somebody else," London said, "but it's also the off-the-field contributions he'll be able to make.