Report: Texas A&M losing key staffer to ACC program
A Texas A&M analyst is reportedly leaving to become an assistant coach at Miami.
Pete Thamel of Yahoo Sports shared the news on Twitter.
“Ishmael Aristide is finalizing a deal to become an assistant coach at Miami,” Thamel tweeted, citing sources.
Thamel’s tweet goes on to describe Aristide as a “star analyst” for the Aggies. He adds that Aristide “was considered one of the program’s best recruiters.” Thamel notes Aristide’s roots in South Florida, which makes him a natural fit to coach in Coral Gables.
Per his LinkedIn page, Aristide joined the Texas A&M staff in March 2019 as a senior defensive analyst working with defensive backs, the position he held the previous two years at Ole Miss. Aristide got into coaching as a grad assistant at Auburn. He was on the Tigers’ staff from February 2016 to February 2017. Aristide played defensive back at Purdue from 2009-13.
It will be interesting to see what title Aristide receives at UM. The Hurricanes currently have two secondary coaches. Former South Carolina defensive coordinator Travaris Robinson has the title of “Assistant Coach/Defensive Backs” while DeMarcus Van Dyke is listed as “Assistant Coach/Cornerbacks.” UM has a defensive staff opening after recently hired linebackers coach Travis Williams accepted the defensive coordinator position on Gus Malzahn’s UCF staff.
Sources: Ishmael Aristide is finalizing a deal to become an assistant coach at Miami. Aristide emerged as a star analyst for Texas A&M and was considered one of the program’s best recruiters. He has deep recruiting roots in south Florida, which made him attractive to Manny Diaz.
— Pete Thamel (@PeteThamel) February 20, 2021
Update: Bruce Feldman reports that Aristide is expected to coach outside linebackers.
Source confirms that Texas A&M staffer Ishmael Aristide is expected to join the Miami staff to coach OLBs. Jonathan Patke will coach ST/ILB for the Canes. https://t.co/H20pCc3xMJ
— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) February 20, 2021