Jimmy Brumbaugh Named UK Defensive Line Coach

12/18/2012 09:50 AM

UK announced the hiring of Jimmy Brumbaugh, formerly the defensive line coach at East Coast Community College, Syracuse and Lousiana Tech, into the same role. Brumbaugh, who got his start at Jacksonville State in 2004, served as LSU’s strength and conditioning coordinator during the 2006 and 2007 season, when they won the national title.

Here is what Brumbaugh and head coach Mark Stoops said of the hiring in the school’s press release:

Head Coach Bob Stoops

“I think Jimmy will do a tremendous job in player development. It’s of major importance to teach defensive line play at the level of expectation that Coach Eliot (defensive coordinator D.J. Eliot) and I have. Jimmy comes from the heritage of the legendary Pete Jenkins. When I talked with Jimmy, he blew me away with his organization and plan of how he teaches and develops the defensive line.”

New Defensive Line Coach Jimmy Brumbaugh

“I’m glad to be part of Coach Stoops’ vision for the Kentucky program. Watching his defense this year, and knowing his attention to detail, is exciting. I’m glad to be part of the Big Blue Nation. When you think of the tradition of the SEC, and having played at Kentucky (during the 1995 season), I’m glad to be here and have the opportunity to be in this one-of-a-kind league.”

Thomas Beisner

TJ is an Anchor for Spectrum News. You can catch his work on KSTV, the only nightly show in the state focusing on UK Sports. When it comes to UK Basketball, TJ covers recruiting, the NCAA tournament and everything in between. During March TJ probably sees the players more than he sees his family but he’s able to provide Spectrum News viewers the unique insight that only a lifelong fan can give. He’s also taken on several special programs including “Wildcat Forever: The John Stewart Story.” KSTV airs weeknights at 7:30 and 11pm on Spectrum News. You can also catch podcasts of the show as well as bonus podcasts, just find KSTV on Itunes. For the latest on everything going on with UK Athletics, recruiting or if you just need some hilarious parenting anecdotes follow TJ on Twitter @tjbeisner.

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