Sports BriefsPublished 3:29am Friday, February 8, 2013
Marshall adds Mirabal
to Holliday’s staff
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Marshall has hired Alex Mirabal as an assistant coach on offense.
Coach Doc Holliday announced Mirabal’s hiring Thursday.
Mirabal spent the past six seasons as an assistant coach at Florida International, including the last three as offensive line coach. Before that he worked with the school’s tight ends.
He is a native of Miami.
Browns’ coaching staff
CLEVELAND (AP) — Browns coach Rob Chudzinski has rounded out his staff by hiring five more assistants.
John Settle, who spent the past two seasons working with Chudzinski in Carolina, will coach Cleveland’s running backs. He takes over for Gary Brown, relieved after four seasons with the Browns. Settle coached the Panthers’ backs.
In addition to Settle, the Browns hired Chris DiSanto (assistant strength and conditioning), Ken Flajole (inside linebackers), Steve Gera (special assistant to the head coach) and Derik Keyes (assistant strength and conditioning).
Chudzinski, who was the Panthers offensive coordinator the last two years, said in a statement that the new coaches “are all outstanding teachers and leaders who will bring out the best in our players.”
This is Settle’s second stint with the Browns. He served in several capacities in 1995 for Cleveland before the team moved to Baltimore.
Rare baseball card
brings $92K at auction
BIDDEFORD, Maine (AP) — A rare 148-year-old baseball card discovered at a rural Maine yard sale has been auctioned for $92,000.
The card depicting the Brooklyn Atlantics amateur baseball club drew plenty of interest Wednesday night, starting with an opening bid of $10,000 and quickly rising to $92,000, which included an 18-percent premium.
The Library of Congress said last month it was aware of only two copies of the photo.