2017 Football Coaching Staff (Part 1)February 3, 2017
BREVARD, N.C. – Head football coach Bill Khayat announced Friday morning the signing of Dynomite Kuhn as the program’s first ever Director of Football Operations. Kuhn will also assume the role of Recruiting Coordinator for the Tornados.
Kuhn brings a vast array of both professional and collegiate coaching experience to the Tornados, having begun his career as a training camp intern with the Buffalo Bills, before advancing to the Director of Operations for the Austin Wranglers of the Arena Football League from 2003-2006. Following his three year stint in Austin, Kuhn began his collegiate career with the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA as Director of Football Operations from 2006-2009. Recruiting classes under his tenure accounted for Ivy League championships in 2009, 2010, and 2012.
In 2009, Dynomite continued his football administration career under legendary Houston Oilers/Atlanta Falcons head coach, Jerry Glanville, at Portland State University as his Director of Football Operations. Kuhn would then follow Glanville in 2011 to the United Football League as part of the Hartford Colonials, orchestrating free agent combines in Houston, Atlanta, and Hartford and running the Colonials UFL draft. Dynomite would later serve on Glanville’s coaching staff as part of the longest running college all star game in country, the NFL affiliated East West Shrine Games in 2013, 2014, and 2016. As Executive Assistant to Head Coach Jeff Monken at Georgia Southern University in 2013, Kuhn was instrumental in the construction of the Football Endzone Complex, helped Georgia Southern successfully transition from the Southern Conference (FCS) to the Sun Belt Conference (FBS), and was part of the staff that upset the Florida Gators in Gainesville, FL.
Beginning in 2014, Kuhn served alongside Khayat at Tennessee State University in Nashville, the lone Historic Black College & University in the Ohio Valley Conference. While with TSU, Dynomite negotiated one of the largest football guarantee games in their athletics history, oversaw their indoor football facility, and managed logistics for two home venues—the on campus stadium and Nissan Stadium, home of the Tennessee Titans.
As part of the Tornados staff, Kuhn will handle travel arrangements, monitor academic progress for student-athletes, handle fundraising activities, organize summer camps, spearhead recruiting efforts, and perform community service projects.
Part two of the 2017 Tornados coaching staff is set to come out Monday morning, part two will examine the offensive side of the football.