SMU hires son of late special teams coach

Two years after the death of SMU special teams coach Frank Gansz, his son is taking over the job.

Frank Gansz Jr. spent the last three years as special teams coach at UCLA. He left that job for personal reasons last month.

He was special teams coordinator for the Baltimore Ravens in 2006-07, and had the same role with the Kansas City Chiefs the previous five years. He also worked in the NFL with the Oakland Raiders and in college at Houston, Army, Pittsburgh and Kansas.

Gansz Sr. was very close friends with SMU coach June Jones, and was considered among the best special teams coaches. He died following complications from knee surgery.