June 9, 2011
WASHINGTON - Georgetown University Head Football Coach Kevin Kelly has announced that Renato Diaz has joined the offensive coaching staff as the wide receivers coach and Tony Lucas has joined the staff as the running backs coach under the team's offensive coordinator David Patenaude.
"Renato and Tony both have a great passion for the game and are great teachers," Kelly said. "On the recruiting trail both will be excellent ambassadors for the Georgetown football program."
Diaz, a Miami, Fla. native, comes to the Hilltop with 15 years of coaching experience, having served the last three seasons as the running backs coach and kickoff and punt returners coach at Delaware State, where he helped Larrone Moore rank first in the nation in kick return average at 34.8 yards per return. Prior to his time with the Hornets, Diaz spent three seasons as the running backs coach with Florida A&M where he guided the Rattlers rushing attack rank 17th in the nation and first in the MEAC in all-purpose rushing in 2005 and 2007.
Diaz, who graduated from University of South Florida with a Bachelors of Science in Geology in 1983 got his start in coaching with the Bulls, where he rose from offensive assistant in 1996 to tight ends coach and special teams coordinator prior to moving to Columbia University in 2000.
Lucas joins the Hoyas as the running back coach after spending a season as the defensive quality control coach and assistant academic coordinator at Bowling Green State University.
Lucas was a four-year letterwinner at Columbia University as a defensive back and earned the team's Maniatty-Remmer Unsung Hero award, while earning a B.A. in economics in 2003. Lucas went on to earn his M.A. in economics at Trinity College where he served as the outside linebackers coach and special teams assistant from 2008-2010.