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.”

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