Scott Shafer still has two spots to fill on his Syracuse Orange coaching staff and he may have just filled one of them. Via Mike McAllister, new SU recruit Alex Hayes said that Patrick Perles has been hired as the team's new OL coach.
Patrick Perles, 49, a former offensive line coach for the Kansas City Chiefs who also has spent nine seasons as an assistant at North Dakota State and Michigan State, is listed in the university’s email directory as a football assistant.
Because it's required that all new Syracuse hires have made a stop in the MAC, it should be noted that Perles spent a month with Ball State and a couple years at Toledo. Requirement met.
Perles was most recently the assistant OL coach of the Kansas City Chiefs. He spent three seasons with the Chiefs following the Ball State stint, nine years at North Dakota State and three years at Michigan State. While at MSU, he coached tight ends, which may end up being a responsibility here as well.
Perles also worked for the Saskatchewan Roughriders, Winnipeg Blue Bombers and Hamilton Tiger Cats of the CFL after a stint with the Los Angeles Rams (Yes, youngens, there used to be such a thing).
Filling our need for a new coaching scion, Perles is the son of George Perles, former Micigan State head coach and NFL assistant.
Get some insight on him from our KC blog and wait for the official announcement from Syracuse, whereby Shafer will shwocase Perles' hard-nosed qualities.