Florida officially promoted Russ Callaway to the role of tight ends coach on Wednesday afternoon.

Callaway previously served in an off-field role for the Gators. His experience in coaching includes stints with Alabama, LSU, Samford and the New York Giants.

He coached in off-field roles with the Crimson Tide, Tigers and Giants. However, his time at Samford lasted for 5 seasons and he was most recently the offensive coordinator there from 2017-19. He was also previously the recruiting coordinator at Murray State.

As a player, Callaway was a quarterback at Valdosta State in the late 2000’s.

Callaway replaces Williams Peagler, who left Florida earlier this offseason for a job in the NFL.

Florida’s tight end group was consistent last season, but it was not a major focal point of the Gators’ offense. Keon Zipperer led all tight ends with 13 receptions. Florida will be looking for improved production from its tight ends moving forward.

Florida will play its spring game on Thursday, April 18.