University of Houston adds 3 to new football coaching staff

HOUSTON (KTRK) -- University of Houston head coach Major Applewhite has started the process of filling in his new coaching staff.

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The Cougars have hired Clay Jennings as the co-defensive coordinator/secondary coach, James Casey as the tight ends coach and A.J. Blum as the defensive line coach.

ABOUT THE COACHES:

Clay Jennings:

Jennings spent last season as the defensive backs coach at the University of Texas. Prior to UT, he spent two seasons coaching at Arkansas.

James Casey:
Casey joined the UH's football program as a offensive football analyst in January following a seven-year career in the National Football League. He was an All-American tight end at Rice University from 2007-2008.

A.J. Blum:
Blum was the assistant head coach, co-defensive coordinator and off-season coordinator at Westfield High School.

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