Ex-LSU HC Archer completes Virginia's staff

By The Sports Xchange
POSTED: 11:18 AM Jan 30 2014   UPDATED: 11:18 AM Jan 30 2014

Virginia head football coach Mike London announced on Thursday the hiring of Mike Archer as a defensive assistant coach.

Archer boasts 37 years of coaching experience, including four years as the head coach at LSU and seven years as an assistant coach in the NFL with the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Most recently, Archer was the defensive coordinator for six seasons at North Carolina State from 2007 to 2012. He served under current Virginia associate head coach for offense Tom O'Brien. Archer and O'Brien previously worked together at Virginia during the 1991 and 1992 seasons.

"I'm pleased to announce the hiring of Mike Archer to complete my staff," London said in a statement. "Coach Archer has excellent coaching credentials and a track record of accomplishments. He will be a great teacher for our defensive players and his prior relationship with (defensive coordinator Jon) Tenuta will be a tremendous asset in our preparation for the upcoming season."