BUIES CREEK, N.C.-Campbell has added former All-American center Erik Losey to its football staff as its running backs coach, head coach Dale Steele announced today.
"We're excited to add Erik to our staff," said Steele. "He knows what we want to do on offense having played in an offense that I was involved in before at ETSU. With all of his experience at Western Kentucky, FSU and Webber International, he has a good background, plus he's a good person and I think he's going to be a great addition to our staff."
"This is an exciting time to be a part of this place," said Losey. "When you have a head coach with a vision, it makes things a lot easier to perform on Saturdays, both from the players' and coaches' perspective. Coach Steele and his staff have all started something from scratch that all of these kids will be able to look back on and be proud of. There's a great tradition that's being created here and it's an honor to be a part of that."
Losey comes to Campbell from Webber International where the he coached the offensive line for one season. At WIU, Losey was also responsible for writing up the Warriors' run game.
Prior to WIU, Losey assisted at Florida State, working as an offensive quality control coach under offensive line coach Rick Trickett from February 2009 through January 2011. Losey was responsible for opponent breakdown, practice preparation, running the defensive scout team and charting opponent defensive tendencies on game days.
The Hixson, Tenn. native began his coaching career at Western Kentucky as an offensive graduate assistant, primarily guiding the offensive line in various capacities.
Losey enjoyed a decorated playing career at both East Tennessee State, where he played under Campbell head coach Dale Steele in 2003, and Western Kentucky, starting all 47 games of his college career.
He began his college playing career at ETSU in 2002, where he was a Southern Conference Freshman of the Year nominee. After the 2003 season, ETSU discontinued its football program and Losey transferred to WKU.
Losey was a Second Team All-Gateway Conference and All-Newcomer Team performer in 2004. As a senior, Losey was voted to American Football Coaches Association First Team All-American and Associated Press Third Team All-American.
In addition to gaining All-American status in 2005, Losey was named First Team All-Gateway Conference, while receiving National Lineman of the Week and conference Player of the Week accolades during the season.
He graduated from WKU with a double major in history and social studies in 2006.
He takes over a ground game that led the Pioneer Football League in rushing for the third straight year (210.45 yards per game), ranking 18th in the nation last season, boasting five individuals in the league's top-20.
The Camels ranked second in the PFL in scoring in 2011 at 34.5 points per game, boasting 19 more total rushing touchdowns than any other school in the conference with 36.