UTEP Football Loses Secondary Coach and Pair of 2020 Commits
Old Dominion football head coach Ricky Rahne announced the hiring of Remington Rebstock, former UTEP secondaries coach, on his staff Sunday.
Rebstock is the first coach to leave the Miners coaching staff from the 2019 season, where UTEP finished 1-11. A pair of top secondary high school recruits have also decommitted from the program in Jayden Goodwin (safety) and Ricky Johnson III (safety/ATH).
With another Conference USA affiliate, Rebstock will coach the safeties at Old Dominion. He coached back-to-back seasons at UTEP under head coach Dana Dimel. Before his stint with the Miners, Rebstock was a defensive graduate assistant at Oklahoma State. He started his coaching career in 2009 as a student assistant at Kansas State and was later a graduate assistant and co-director of recruiting for the Wildcats.
"When building a staff I looked for two qualities: intelligence and integrity. Remington possesses an extraordinary amount of each and combines it with core values of great work ethic and positive attitude. In addition, his experience within the conference will be extremely valuable." Rahne said about Rebstock in a release.
Goodwin, the brother of current UTEP quarterback TJ Goodwin, is a 3-star prospect out of Cypress Falls in Houston. He finished his high school career with 166 total tackles and eight total interceptions. Aside to UTEP, he attracted interest from the likes of New Mexico State, Air Force and Columbia.
Johnson III was a teammate of Goodwin and also a 3-star prospect out of Cypress Falls in Houston. As a two-way player, Johnson III ended with 79 tackles, eight interceptions, 709 receiving yards and three touchdowns. He has gained interest from Rice, Air Force, Army and Fordham, among others.
Per coach Dimel at the early signing period, UTEP hopes to sign 10-12 players in February, to go along with their 11 they inked in November.