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    Northwestern Football Announces Promotions and New Additions to Staff

    NUSPORTSDOTCOM Head coach Randy Walker announces support staff changes.
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    Head coach Randy Walker announces support staff changes.
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    July 28, 2004

    EVANSTON, Ill. - Northwestern Head Football Coach Randy Walker has announced that Justin Sheridan is the Wildcats' new director of football operations, replacing Justin Chabot, who left Northwestern in June to take a scouting position with the San Francisco 49ers.

    Sheridan, who has served as assistant director of football operations since 2002, graduated from Western Maryland College in 1999. While with the Green Terror, he lettered four times and played on two Centennial Conference championship and two NCAA playoff teams.

    Prior to joining the Northwestern staff, Sheridan, a native of Ebensburg, Pa. and graduate of Bishop Carroll High School, served as the assistant director of football operations at the University of Pennsylvania, handling administrative and recruiting duties.

    Replacing Sheridan as assistant director of football operations is Chris Bowers, most recently a recruiting assistant with the Wildcats. Bowers joined the Wildcats after spending two years at the University of Findlay. He received his master's degree in education from the University of Findlay in May 2004.

    New to the Wildcat staff is Jamie Walker who replaces Bowers as the Wildcats' recruiting assistant. Having spent the last four years as a team manager, Walker graduated from Northwestern in June 2004, and earned a degree in communication studies with a specialization in media and politics. Walker is the son of head football coach Randy Walker.

    Northwestern also has announced that Matt Harper is the new Wildcats' coordinator of video services, replacing Gregg Juhlin who has left the university for another position. Harper was most recently the assistant coordinator of video services for the Wildcats. He graduated from Michigan State in 1999 where he spent five seasons as a team manager.

    Kris Kalb replaces Harper as Northwestern's assistant coordinator of video services. A graduate of Indiana University, Kalb spent four seasons as a team manager and worked as a graduate assistant in the video department at the University of Illinois where he received his master's degree in education.