Staff notes: Spencer back, Bodine shift, Bagley returns

Army coach Jeff Monken confirmed earlier this week that Todd Spencer will return to coaching staff after year away from West Point.

Spencer, who left for undisclosed reasons, is considered one of the best offensive line coaches in the triple-option system. He was hired by former Army coach Rich Ellerson as an assistant for the 2013 season. Monken coached with Spencer at Navy (2002-07) and Georgia Tech (2008-09). He said Spencer will coach the offensive line with offensive coordinator Brent Davis.

“I’m absolutely thrilled that Spence is coming back,” Monken said. “We are excited. When Spence was here on staff, Brent and Spence coached the O-line together. It’s been pretty commonplace for us to have two O-line coaches.”

Bob Bodine, who coached Army’s offensive line during the 2014 season, will shift back to tight ends.

“Bob came in as a tight end coach and is certainly qualified to coach the offensive line and did all this year,” Monken said. “He’ll go back to his main focus being the tight ends but all those guys are so interchangeable. We used a bunch of those offensive linemen to play tight end. We have enough guys (coaches) there that I think we are covered really good and I think those guys do a nice job.”

Chad Bagley is back as Army’s director of football operations. Bagley held the same position during the 2010 and 2011. He was later assigned to Fort Shafter, Hawaii. Bagley replaces Chad Davis, a former Army player, has a new military assignment in Italy.

“We are excited to have Chad join the program again,” Monken said. “Chad Davis did a terrific job for us… It created a void there and we are very fortunate to get a guy, who has already been in that seat and done that job.

“That’s probably rare that you get the same person returning to the same position. He has a great knowledge of the program and the academy and what buttons to push and who to call when those calls need to be made.”

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