CSU's McElwain adds two to support staff
March 20, 2012
By Danny Mattie
Athletic Media Relations
FORT COLLINS, Colo. – A day before taking the field for his first spring practice at Colorado State, first-year Head Coach Jim McElwain announced Tuesday the additions of Drew Hill and Ted Bahhur to his initial staff.
Hill joins the Rams as the director of player personnel while Bahhur was named the assistant director of football operations.
Hill comes to Colorado State from new Mountain West foe Fresno State, where he spent eight seasons as the Bulldogs’ football operations coordinator (2004-12). While in Fresno, Hill worked alongside McElwain for one seasons (2007) and spent five years (2006-11) on staff with CSU’s new linebackers coach Tim Skipper.
Hill will play a key role CSU’s recruiting efforts, coordinating several aspects of the recruiting process. He will act as a link between the coaching and support staff that will develop student-athletes on and off the field, including strength and conditioning coaches and academic coordinators. In addition, Hill will act as the liaison between CSU and NFL scouts for pro-day events, and assists with camps, clinic and other football-related events.
During his tenure at Fresno State, the Bulldogs made six bowl appearances, including the 2008 New Mexico Bowl against Colorado State, and captured bowl victories over two opponents, Virginia (37-34 in the 2004 MPC Computers Bowl) and Georgia Tech (40-28 in the 2007 Roady’s Humanitarian Bowl), from BCS-automatic-qualifying conferences.
Hill, a 14-year veteran with collegiate and NFL experience, came to Fresno State from Southern Mississippi, where for three years he served as the assistant director of football operations. While with the Golden Eagles, he was a part of a team that won the 2003 Conference USA championship and played in the Liberty Bowl. USM also participated in the 2002 Houston Bowl in Hill's tenure.
Prior to Southern Mississippi, the Atlanta native worked for three years as the college scouting assistant for the Atlanta Falcons of the NFL. He was a part of the 1998 team that played the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XXXIII.
Hill graduated from Southern Mississippi in 2002 with a bachelor's degree in sports administration and a minor in business administration. He married Kristi Moak in the spring of 2005 and they have one daughter, Madison Elizabeth.
Bahhur (pronounced BAH-her) joins the Rams’ staff as the assistant director of football operations, a role in which he will work alongside veteran director of operations Tom Ehlers, who has spent 28 seasons as a part CSU’s staff.
Ted Bahhur, Assistant Director of Football Operations
He will assist Ehlers in coordinating the logistics of the day-to-day operations of the CSU football program, and will play a key role in coordinating camps and clinics, academics, travel and accommodations throughout the season.
Bahhur brings experience as a head coach and assistant coach to his new operations role at Colorado State.
Bahhur returns to the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) ranks, where he got his start as a defensive assistant at his alma mater, Kent State, from 1985-90. He spent last season as the offensive coordinator at Chattahoochee Tech in Marietta, Ga.
From 2005-09, Bahhur was the head coach at Clark Atlanta University, his second stint at the school. While at CAU, he posted 20-29 mark for a Panthers program that had gone just 4-39 under three head coaches prior to his hire.
During the 2003 and 2004 seasons, he served as the offensive line coach and recruiting coordinator at Tuskegee University in Tuskegee, Ala., and was the first head coach of the club football program at Georgia State University in 2002, spawning an upstart NCAA DI Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) program that played its inaugural season in 2010.
Prior to his time at GSU, Bahhur served as the running backs coach at Clark Atlanta (1998-2002) and Baker University (1997-98) in Baldwin City, Kan.
He earned his bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Kent State in 1992. Bahhur and his wife Sandy have two children, Zaya and Tawfiq.