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Richt shakes up strength staff
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The University of Georgia announced a reorganization of its strength and conditioning and administrative staffs on Thursday.

Joe Tereshinski, a former player who has served most recently as strength and conditioning assistant and video coordinator will take over as director of the strength program. Current director Dave Van Halanger has been named administrative assistant to head coach Mark Richt. The changes become effective on Jan. 1.

"Joe has had a hand in Georgia’s strength and conditioning program for nearly 30 years,” Richt said. “I’m excited about what he can bring to our program in this capacity and the direction he’ll set as we move forward.”

Van Halanger "will oversee and/or work with programs that will include character education, a new mentor program, former student-athlete development, and community service initiatives," according to a statement released by the school.

"Dave has made immeasureable contributions to our football program and been a major factor in our 96 victories over the last 10 years," Richt said. "This role for Dave will allow us to tap into many of his strengths that will be of great benefit to Georgia, to me and most of all to our student-athletes in a very unique way."

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