Tennessee head coach Derek Dooley announced the addition of NFL veteran Charlie Baggett to the Vols staff on Monday. Jim Chaney will stay on staff as offensive coordinator.
Charlie Baggett, who has coached nine 1,000-yard receivers in the NFL, will serve as assistant head coach and wide receivers coach. Baggett brings 33 years of coaching experience to the Vols, including 11 seasons as an NFL assistant.
Baggett just completed his first season with the St. Louis Rams. He was previously at the University of Washington, where he coached wide receivers from 2007-08. Baggett was associate head coach/offense and wide receivers coach for the Miami Dolphins from 2005-06. Under Baggett, Dolphins wide receiver Chris Chambers recorded the most productive season of his career in 2005, catching 82 passes for 1,118 yards and 11 touchdowns and becoming the first Dolphins wide receiver to be named to the Pro Bowl since Irving Fryar in 1994.
Baggett was wide receivers coach for the Minnesota Vikings from 2000-04, coaching Cris Carter and Randy Moss. In the first four seasons of Baggett’s tenure, Moss had 376 receptions for 5,649 yards and 49 touchdowns, all of which ranked in the top three in the NFL. Carter caught 169 passes before retiring after the 2001 season. Carter (2000) and Moss (2000, 2002-03) earned four Pro Bowl invitations.... read the rest of the story by Subscribing now.