WACO, Texas (AP) — Baylor has hired former North Carolina and Southern Miss head coach Larry Fedora as its offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach for new head coach Dave Aranda.
Fedora, an offensive analyst for Texas this past season, started his college coaching career at Baylor. He was a Bears assistant from 1991-96, first for Grant Teaff and then Chuck Reedy.
Aranda also announced Saturday the retention of Joey McGuire, who was the associate head coach who served as interim head coach after Matt Rhule became coach of the NFL's Carolina Panthers.
McGuire is one of four staff members who were with Rhule all three seasons that are staying. The others are tight ends coach Shawn Bell, associate associate athletic director for football relations David Wetzel and Corey Campbell, who was promoted to director of athletic performance for football.
Fedora was offensive coordinator at Oklahoma State from 2005-07, before going to Southern Miss as head coach from 2008-11 and then North Carolina from 2012-18.
“Larry has a track record of explosive, prolific offenses. He will do a great job of spreading the ball around and making the defense have to defend every blade of grass," Aranda said. “He will maximize our playmakers and put them in space to create mismatches. He is a great motivator and a former head coach that I will rely on for advice.”
Fedora’s teams as both a head coach and play caller have averaged at least 400 yards and scored more than 30 points a game 11 times since 2006. He was previously an assistant at Air Force, Middle Tennessee and Florida.