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Angus McClure Named Offensive Line Coach

January 10, 2020

BERKELEY – Cal head coach Justin Wilcox announced Friday that Angus McClure has agreed to become the Golden Bears' offensive line coach. McClure is considered one of the elite recruiters in college football and has 28 seasons of coaching experience, including 24 in the collegiate ranks at UCLA, Nebraska, Nevada, Buffalo and Sacramento State.

"Coach Musgrave and I were impressed with the knowledge Angus has on offensive line play," Wilcox said. "He really has everything we were looking for. Angus brings a tremendous amount of coaching experience in general with much of it on the West Coast and is one of the top recruiters in college football. He also has a deep understanding of the Pac-12, as well as working and recruiting at a UC school, which will help him hit the ground running and be successful at Cal."

"I am excited to be joining a football program on the rise under Justin Wilcox's leadership and am looking forward to helping bring in student-athletes that will be the right fit at Cal," McClure said. "This is a tremendous opportunity for me to work with an experienced group of talented offensive linemen and build upon the foundation that has been put in place over the last three seasons. It's also quite an honor to follow the legendary Steve Greatwood as Cal's offensive line coach."

McClure coached a total of three seasons at Nevada, working with the tight ends in 1996 before a two-year stint as offensive line coach and assistant head coach the past two campaigns in 2018 and 2019.

During his second stint at Nevada, he helped the Wolf Pack post back-to-back winning campaigns and play in a pair of bowl games (2019 Famous Idaho Potato Bowl, 2018 NOVA Home Loans Arizona Bowl). McClure made an immediate impact with the Nevada offensive line in 2018 when the Wolf Pack boasted a 1.31 sacks allowed average that ranked 18th in the nation with a pair of honorable mention All-Mountain West linemen in Sean Krepsz and Jake Nelson leading the way.

In his first collegiate job at Nevada in 1996, the Wolf Pack earned the Big West Conference title, posted a 9-3 overall record, and won the Las Vegas Bowl. His tight ends produced a school-record 13 touchdowns and Nevada led the nation with 527.3 yards per game of total offense while topping the Big West in both rushing and passing.

McClure spent 11 seasons (2007-2017) under four head coaches at UCLA, where he started as the team's tight ends coach, and also served as the special teams coordinator and offensive line coach over five campaigns before coaching the defensive line for six. McClure also led the recruiting efforts which resulted in Bruin classes being ranked among the nation's top 20 during 10 of his 11 seasons.

McClure coached and recruited three first-round NFL Draft picks during his tenure in Westwood in Kenny Clark, Datone Jones and Takkarist McKinley, in addition to tutoring a number of other NFL players, including Jeff Baca, Jake Brendel, Nate Chandler, Kai Forbath, Cory Harkey, Mike Harris, Jeff Locke, Cassius Marsh, Kevin McDermott, Owa Odighizuwa, Logan Paulsen, Matthew Slater and Christian Yount.

Prior to his tenure at UCLA, McClure spent one season as the offensive line coach and run game coordinator at Buffalo in 2006. Running back James Starks was named an honorable mention Freshman All-American by The Sporting News and selected by Green Bay in the sixth round of the 2010 NFL Draft, while offensive lineman Jamey Richard was taken by Indianapolis in the seventh round of the draft in 2008.

McClure spent the 2004 and 2005 seasons at Nebraska working with the squad's offensive tackles and special teams. The Cornhuskers defeated Michigan in the 2005 Alamo Bowl and McClure tutored a number of NFL-bound players including Sam Koch, Lydon Murtha, Chris Patrick and Matt Slauson.

Prior to his stint at Nebraska, McClure was an assistant head coach and offensive line coach for seven seasons at his alma mater Sacramento State (1997-2003), where he played a major role in record-breaking offenses that earned four Big Sky rushing titles (1998, 1999, 2000, 2002). During his tenure, the Hornets set 52 NCAA Division I-AA, Big Sky Conference, or school records. He coached 20 All-Big Sky conference honorees and had six of his student-athletes sign NFL contracts. A total of five Sacramento State players earned All-American honors and four were chosen to participate in college all-star games while he was with the Hornets.

McClure began his coaching career at McClatchy High School in Sacramento as assistant head coach and defensive coordinator from 1992-95 while also coaching the offensive line and tight ends.
In addition to his full-time coaching duties, McClure has served as a guest coach in several NFL training camps with Buffalo (2006, '07), Dallas (2013), San Diego (1997, 2011, '12), San Francisco (1996, '97, '98, '99, 2000, '02) and Seattle (1998).

McClure played football at Sacramento State from 1987-91 before graduating from the school with a bachelor's of arts degree in Liberal Studies in 1995. He was on the 1988 Hornet team that advanced to the NCAA Division II championship semifinals with the offense averaging 486.0 yards per game.

McClure was a four-sport letterwinner at San Rafael High School in football, basketball, baseball and boxing, as well as a team captain, and never had a losing season in any sport.
McClure and his wife, Erin, have two sons, Hamish and Malcolm.

Angus McClure Coaching History

Seasons: Team – Position
1992-95: McClatchy High School – Defensive Coordinator/Assistant Head Coach/Offensive Line/Tight Ends
1996: Nevada – Tight Ends
1997-2003: Sacramento State – Offensive Line/Assistant Head Coach
2004-05: Nebraska – Offensive Line/Special Teams
2006: Buffalo – Offensive Line/Run Game Coordinator
2007-17: UCLA – Offensive Line/Tight Ends/Special Teams Coordinator (2007-11); Defensive Line (2012-17)
2018-19: Nevada – Offensive Line/Assistant Head Coach

Angus McClure File

Birthdate: December 9, 1968
Hometown: San Francisco, CA
High School: San Rafael HS
College: Sacramento State, 1995, BA, Liberal Studies
Family: Wife, Erin; Sons – Hamish, Malcolm


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Angus McClure Named Offensive Line Coach

9,643 Views | 15 Replies | Last: 10 mo ago by Nasal Mucus Goldenbear
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Aye! Coach McClure, welcome to #BurrrTerritory!
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The Rotterdam Dutch and Tim DeRuyter 🎶
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So great to see us add an elite recruiter in the Northern California area to the staff
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This is Grrrrrrreat! Very excited about next year and the future!! Go Bears!!
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Welcome back to the bay area, Angus!
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With his UC experience and Bay Area roots, I'm sure that he's excited. That should translate into huge recruiting results.
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Oh man, so excited to have him here!
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Another tremendous Wilcox hire!
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He kicked Cal's a** in recruiting for a long time. Nice to have him on our side for a change!
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I also like that he is from the Bay Area and presumably likes it here. I think the only other member of the coaching staff who is from this area is Toler.
There's another former Cal coach you may have heard of who stayed in the Bay Area for the rest of his life after stepping down as head coach in 1956. He must have liked it here too.
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Fantastic hire. Wilcox is awesome.
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Man, if he can actually coach the OL even a little this is a home run hire.
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An elite recruiter is exactly what we need to pair with Musgrave.
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Wilcox has made a lot of impressive hires in three years here. These are to be remembered whenever we hesitate to make a change at a coach position because "who would want to come here?". Well in addition to Wilcox, the last three years that would be Tim DeRuyter, Beau Baldwin, Bill Musgrave, Peter Sirmon, Steve Greatwood, Jerry Azzinaro and Angus McClure. Those seven assistants have almost 200 years of coaching experience and they all chose to come here to coach for Cal and Wilcox. We are not an unattractive job.
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With his UC experience and Bay Area roots, I'm sure that he's excited. That should translate into huge recruiting results.
Nasal Mucus Goldenbear
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From a Bruin board today:

mike n
Angus to cal...ouch

This hurts. He will do really well there. Gets to coach in his area and much closer to his recruiting battleground


The Steamer
Another opportunity lost

He is what we are missing. Dude could recruit linemen.


Cal may win the north next year

They were 8-5 this year, and undefeated in games where Garbers played the whole game. UW, Wash. St., both have new HC's, Stanford is an unknown, Oregon is losing their QB, and Oregon State is on the rise.

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