Coach Mack Brown has hired a second assistant coach implicated in the WakeyLeaks scandal to join his staff at North Carolina.
Lonnie Galloway was among three names announced by the school Tuesday as being hired by Brown. Galloway will serve as the Tar Heels’ receivers coach while Phil Longo was hired as offensive coordinator and Brandon Jones will coach the offensive line.
Galloway was found in 2016 to be in contact with Tommy Elrod, a former Wake Forest radio commentator, when Elrod supplied Galloway, then the offensive coordinator at Louisville, with proprietary game information ahead of the teams’ game.
The night before that game, a member of the Deacons’ traveling party found documents at the Cardinals’ stadium. Wake Forest learned that Elrod had — based on emails, text messages and phone calls — been the source of information for multiple opponents.
The Deacons were leading the Cardinals 12-10 at the start of the fourth quarter, but the Cardinals pulled away to win 44-12.
Louisville suspended Galloway for the Cardinals’ game against Louisiana State in the Citrus Bowl because of his involvement in the scandal.
Galloway is the second coach hired since Sunday with ties to the WakeyLeaks scandal. North Carolina on Sunday announced the hiring of Jay Bateman as its co-defensive coordinator.
An investigation by Army implicated Bateman, who was the defensive coordinator for the Black Knights at the time, as one of two coaches on the team’s coaching staff to receive proprietary game information from Elrod.
North Carolina plays a non-conference football game against Wake Forest on Sept. 14 at BB&T Field.