Four more staffers were added to the WKU roster on Friday with the addition of Harris Bivin (offensive graduate assistant), Brock Willis (quality control), Quinn Hollan (assistant director of strength and conditioning) and Antonio Leonard (strength and conditioning assistant).
Bivin, a native of Owensboro and former No. 1 overall prospect in Kentucky, joins the Hilltoppers after spending the 2016 season at his alma mater, Murray state. A standout lineman for the Racers, Bivin appeared in 39 games over his collegiate career at center from 2010-13 and started the final 27 consecutive games of his career, including the final five of 2011 before starting every game in both 2012 and 2013. After his college career, Bivin spent one season in the AFL with both Tampa and Los Angeles before returning to Apollo where he spent a season as an assistant coach and teacher.
Willis, a former WKU student assistant and quality control coach under David Elson from 2007-09, spent the last four seasons at South Florida where he worked as an analyst for the program working primarily with special teams. In the 2016 Birmingham Bowl, Willis assumed interim special teams coordinator duties for the No. 22 Bulls as they defeated South Carolina 46-39. Prior to USF, Willis spent one season (2012) as a graduate assistant, working with the defensive backs, at New Mexico State. That season, All-WAC team member Jeremy Harris was drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the seventh round of the 2013 NFL Draft. Willis also spent two seasons at Bethel University (Tenn.) as safeties coach where he helped Darian Jones (2011) and Derrick Williams (2010) to All-Mid South West Division Honors.
Willis played collegiately at Kentucky Wesleyan in 2006 before transferring to WKU where he earned his degree in business and marketing education.
Hollan comes to WKU from Fresno State where he worked with Director of Football Strength and Conditioning Thomas Stallworth assisting with the football program. Prior to Fresno, Hollan spent time at Mississippi State working primarily with track and field and softball as a strength and conditioning graduate assistant. During his two years in Starkville, the Bulldog men finished in the top 10 both years while the women finished inside the top 20 each season. A 2014 graduate of the University of Northern Iowa with a degree in exercise science, Hollan is engaged to his fiancé, Ebony.
Leonard comes to The Hill after a year at North Carolina A&T where he was an assistant strength and conditioning coach, working primarily with football and track/field. A former player himself, Leonard began his playing career at Southern Miss (2007) where he played as a true freshman, appearing in all 13 games that year for the Golden Eagles. Following his freshman season, Leonard transferred to Grambling State where he helped the Tigers win a SWAC championship in 2011. Leonard went on to earn his degree in recreation management in 2011 before staying at the school to serve as a graduate assistant strength coach, working with football, track, basketball, baseball, soccer, softball.
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