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Dean Hood joining Kentucky Football

The former EKU coach is set to join UK.

NCAA Football: Eastern Kentucky at Kentucky Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

The Kentucky Wildcats will likely be adding Dean Hood to their coaching staff.

According to SEC Country, Hood is likely to join UK to fill the vacant special teams coordinator and outside linebackers spot.

Hood was fired from EKU after the 2015 season, and has since been with Charlotte as their assistant head coach and also the tight ends coach.

Hood began gaining attention as a coach when he worked for Wake Forest as a defensive coordinator from 2001 to 2007. During his time at Wake Forest, the Demon Deacons won the ACC Championship in 2006, a season in which Hood's defense allowed just 14.7 PPG, and had 22 interceptions as a team which led the conference.

That same season, Wake Forest played in its only BCS Bowl to date, as they faced Louisville in the Orange Bowl.

After his time at Wake Forest, Hood took the head coaching job at EKU. Hood's first season in 2008 was a great success, as the team won the Ohio Valley Conference and made it to the FCS Playoffs, and Hood also won the Ohio Valley Conference Coach of the Year award.

The Colonels won the conference and made the FCS Playoffs for a second time under Hood in 2011, and Hood has led EKU to more wins than any other school in the Ohio Valley Conference since the start of his head coaching career there.

Hood was 55-38 at EKU, but finished his final season at 6-5 before being fired.