The FAU football program has brought on another former star of “Last Chance U.” After snagging former East Mississippi Community College quarterbacks coach Clint Trickett, quarterbacks John Franklin III and De’Andre Johnson, and defensive lineman Tim Bonner, the Owls have added former Independence Community College quarterbacks coach Frank Diaz.
TMZ Sports reported that Diaz was recently hired by Lane Kiffin’s team where he will be working as an assistant to offensive coordinator Charlie Weis Jr.
Diaz, who previously worked as an offense undergraduate assistant at the University of Oregon under Chip Kelly, was actually bagging groceries at Trader Joe’s at the time he was offered the opportunity to join Kiffin’s staff.
It’s a great opportunity for a guy looking to break into the ranks at the Division I level.
“I was bagging groceries at Trader Joe’s and then I got a phone call from Lane Kiffin at FAU. Extremely grateful for that and for this opportunity,” Diaz said. “I just wasn’t sure if it was real or not. It was incredible.”
You can check out his full comments below.
While at Independence Community College, Diaz worked closely with former Florida State quarterback Malik Henry. Henry was difficult to work with, but Diaz was able to keep a level head and worked to make positive strides in Henry’s game.
That was apparently enough to earn him a big break and chance to flex his skills at the next level.
FAU currently sits at 3-3 on the season and will play host to the Marshall Thundering Herd at Joan C. Edwards Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 20 in their next outing.