YORK - Ben McDaniels, Columbia's
offensive coordinator since December 2011, has taken a position with the Tampa
Bay Buccaneers as an offensive assistant, Patricia and Shepard Alexander Head
Coach of Football Pete Mangurian announced today. Jaime R. Elizondo, a veteran football coach with experience
at all levels has been named Columbia's new offensive coordinator.
is inevitable in football. It happens every year. The challenge is to be prepared, and we were," Coach
Mangurian said. "Jaime (Elizondo)
was at the top of my list when I was putting together my staff, and he is a
natural fit. He has offensive
coordinator experience at a high level.
He's coached quarterbacks at a high level, and I'm happy to have him on
comes to Columbia from the Toronto Argonauts in the Canadian Football League,
where he served as the offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach. He coached three offensive players to
the 2010 CFLPA All-Star honors.
Elizondo coached at Syracuse University as a wide receivers coach in
2009, just after a year with the Montreal Alouettes.
January 2004 to March 2008, Elizondo was the special teams coordinator/wide
receivers coach and recruiting coordinator at Hofstra University. He also served as the assistant
recruiting coordinator at the University of Maryland.
graduated from University of Maryland in 1997. He received his JD from American University College of Law
joining the staff is Wendell Davis, a former two-time first-team All-America at
Louisiana State University and wide receiver for the Chicago Bears and
Indianapolis Colts, who will coach the wide receivers.
was an assistant wide receivers coach/offensive quality control with the San Francisco
49ers in 2009-2010, and coached at Palo Alto High School in 2011-12. Just recently, Davis coached in the
East-West Shrine Game.
was the most fundamentally sound wide receiver I've ever worked with," Coach
Mangurian said. "I have confidence
that he can bring our players to that level."