May 13, 2013
THE FLATS – Mike Cassano and former Georgia Tech football standout Saeed Khalif were officially named to the Yellow Jacket football staff, where they will serve as assistant directors of player personnel.
Cassano returns to college football where he served as running backs coach at Miami in 2010. From 2007-09, he worked as running backs coach and recruiting coordinator at Florida International.
A 1994 graduate of New Hampshire, Cassano has previously worked at New Hampshire (defensive graduate assistant), Lehigh (defensive graduate assistant), Eastern Michigan (defensive graduate assistant), Brown (running backs coach in 1997), Massachusetts (running backs coach from 1998-2003) and Miami (offensive assistant from 2004-06).
Khalif (known in college as Kyle Ambrose) played defensive line at Georgia Tech from 1984-86. Khalif was a member of Tech’s “Black Watch Defense,” a team captain and he was named first team All-ACC in 1986. Khalif, who played for head coach Bill Curry and helped lead the Yellow Jackets to a 9-2-1 record in 1985, was on the Denver Broncos roster in 1987.
Khalif returns to his alma mater after working the previous two years as defensive coordinator and defensive line coach at Savannah State. Previously, he served as head coach at Central High School in Newark, N.J., where he led CHS to back-to-back winning seasons.