Appalachian names Ponce, Ledford co-offensive coordinators

Michael Bragg

The Appalachian State University football team’s coaching staff continues to evolve as Dwayne Ledford and Frank Ponce were named co-offensive coordinators Thursday.

Ledford isn’t new to ASU, however, as he served as offensive line coach here for two years. He will now head the Mountaineers’ running game as well as continue his duties on the offensive line.

“I am extremely excited to take on the role of co-offensive coordinator at Appalachian State,” Ledford said in a press release. “I believe in coach Satterfield’s direction for the program and am proud to be a part of a football family that has such great coaches, student-athletes and administrators. I’m looking forward to diving in to my expanded role and continuing to be a part of the tradition and growth of Appalachian State football.”

Ponce served Florida International University’s football team as a wide receiver coach from 2007 until 2012. His concentration will be on the passing game and will be the quarterbacks coach, as well.

Ponce worked under Satterfield from 2010-11 while they were both at FIU.

“I am very excited and grateful for the opportunity that coach Satterfield has given me to join the Appalachian State family,” Ponce said in a press release. “There is a lot of tradition with the program at Appalachian State and I am excited and blessed to be a part of it. I’m looking forward to getting started with the coaches and players right away.”

Story: ANDREW CLAUSEN, Sports Editor