Old Dominion University announced the promotion of several football staff positions, including the elevation of Dealton Cotton to assistant head coach.

ODU head coach Bobby Wilder also announced that Keita Malloy has added the title pass game coordinator, Ron Whitcomb will serve as the Monarchs' recruiting coordinator, and Jarod Dodson will tack on the title of assistant defensive coordinator to his duties.

"I am excited with the leadership and commitment Coach Cotton has brought to our program," said Wilder. "He has head coaching experience that will certainly benefit our program in his new role as assistant head coach."

Cotton, who also oversees the defensive line, will start his fourth season on the ODU coaching staff. Malloy is also the wide receivers and tight ends coach. Whitcomb, who will start his fourth year with the staff, is the quarterbacks coach. Dodson also oversees the Monarchs' secondary.