Mark Stoops Completes UK Staff

01/12/2013 11:48 AM

New UK head football coach Mark Stoops put the finishing touches on his first UK staff today with the announcement that Tommy Mainord (left) and Derrick Ansley have joined the staff.

Mainord comes to Lexington from Texas Tech, where he served as the outside receivers coach and will coach all wide receivers under Stoops and offensive coordinator Neal Brown. His experience in the offense, which ranked in the top-10 in passing the last three years, is a big part of why Stoops brought him to UK.

“Tommy brings a wealth of experience and success to our program,” Stoops said. “Coming from a coaching family, he is well-rounded with a great depth of football knowledge. Tommy is a true professional who is also known for his relentless work ethic. His familiarity with our offensive system will help the players’ transition to the new offense.”

Ansley will serve as the defensive backs coach, the same role he serve in last season at Tennessee. Before joining the Vols, Ansley spent one season at UCF as their defensive backs coach after two years as a graduate assistant at Alabama, where he was a part of the staff that won the 2011 BCS National Championship. Stoops believes that experience is one of the reasons why Ansley has such a bright future.

“I’m excited to have Derrick join our staff,” Stoops said. “He is an outstanding young coach and I am extremely impressed with his football knowledge. I wanted another coach on the defensive staff who would bring a diversity of knowledge and experience in addition to the system we used at Florida State. Although Derrick is a young coach, he fits that with three years’ experience in the SEC at Alabama and at Tennessee.”

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