Raiders Complete FB Coaching Hires
HAMILTON – Colgate head coach Dan Hunt wrapped up his staff lineup for the 2018 football season with Wednesday's official announcements introducing Josh Ison, Jordan Belfiori and Sean Cullen. In addition, Aaron Foster was promoted this summer from video coordinator to assistant coach. Ison is the new special teams coordinator and assistant coach for the defensive line, Belfiori is the new assistant for outside linebackers, and Cullen takes over as director of football operations. Foster becomes an assistant coach for the secondary. During spring practice, Brendan Walsh '15 was named assistant coach for the running backs. "This was the first time in a while that we had multiple positions open up," Hunt said. "The coaches who left all left for family reasons, which is always the right thing to do. And the operations job is a new position that we are very excited about."
Foster was promoted to Assistant Football Coach in charge of safeties earlier this summer. Foster joined the Colgate Football staff in April 2017 as video coordinator and also was a volunteer assistant in the secondary. Last year, Colgate led the Patriot League and ranked seventh nationally with 16 interceptions. It marked Colgate's highest number of interceptions since 2005. In addition, the defense held opponents to 17.5 points per game -- lowest program average since 1981. The Raider defense did not allow touchdown over season's final 15 quarters. "Aaron has done a great job since he came on," Hunt said. "He has been terrific in the secondary and has made an impact on our recruiting. "I am glad to be able to make this move for him." Foster arrived after two seasons at Wake Forest, where he served as a recruiting assistant under Demon Deacons head coach Dave Clawson. Foster played his football at Bowling Green, also under Clawson, and helped the Falcons win the 2013 Mid-American Conference title. Foster played defensive back at Bowling Green, with starts in all four seasons. He started 14 games as a senior when the Falcons went 10-4 and won the MAC title over Northern Illinois. After his collegiate career ended, Foster earned an invite to the Dallas Cowboys rookie camp and then spent time with the Tri Cities Fever of the Indoor Football League.