Two More Assistants Join Wake Forest Football Staff
Adam Scheier served as Bowling Green's interim head coach for last month's Little Caesars Pizza Bowl against Pittsburgh.

Jan. 6, 2014

By Steve Shutt, Wake Forest Athletic Communications (@WakeFB)

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Wake Forest head football coach Dave Clawson announced the hiring of two more assistant coaches on Monday, as Adam Scheier and John Hunter will join the Demon Deacon football staff.

Scheier has served as Bowling Green's special teams and tight ends coach for the past five seasons. He was the interim coach for the Falcons in their Little Caesar's Bowl game against Pittsburgh. Scheier's special teams were among the best in the Mid-American Conference, blocking 16 kicks and returning three kickoffs and four punts for touchdowns. He had five special teams players earn All-MAC honors on six occasions.

A 1996 graduate of Dartmouth with a degree in psychology, Scheier was a four-year letterman for the Big Green and earned special teams player of the year honors as a senior. He began his coaching career immediately following graduation, assisting with the Dartmouth secondary in 1996. He spent three years at Columbia, coaching the strong safeties and outside linebackers while earning a master's degree in education.

Scheier moved to Princeton in 2000 where he spent two years coaching wide receivers and special teams. In 2002 he started a seven-year stint at Lehigh coaching wide receivers. In addition, Scheier coached the running backs for his first three years and the wide receivers in his final four seasons. He moved to Bowling Green prior to the start of the 2009 season.

Hunter has spent the last eight years on the Bowling Green coaching staff working with the running backs. Retained on the staff when Clawson took over the Bowling Green program in 2009, Hunter took on additional responsibilities as recruiting coordinator. The Falcons' rushing offense ranked 39th in the nation in 2013 with 193.4 yards per game. During his time at BGSU, Hunter coached three different running backs to All-America, All-MAC and MAC Freshman of the Year honors.



A 1988 graduate of Bowling Green, Hunter started his coaching career in the Detroit area, rising to head coach at Pershing High in 2000. In his six years there, Pershing posted a 40-28 record, made four appearances in the state playoffs and earned a pair of district titles.

A four-year starter for Bowling Green, Hunter earned All-MAC honors in 1986 and 1987 and helped the Falcons to the 1985 MAC title and a berth in the California Bowl. As a redshirt freshman, Hunter had nine tackles and three sacks in a win over arch-rival Toledo. He led the 1985 BGSU team with eight sacks. Hunter finished his career with 336 tackles and 44 tackles for loss. He signed as a free agent with the San Francisco 49ers following his senior season.

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