Kentucky football program ended up losing one of their coaches to an opening down south but it wasn’t Mark Stoops leaving for LSU. Instead, co-defensive coordinator and inside linebackers coach Jon Sumrall is headed to Troy. Sumrall will take over as the Trojans’ new head coach, a place he previously coached as an assistant from 2015-2018 under Neal Brown.
Sumrall had become a well-respected recruiter for Kentucky and as their inside linebackers coach for the last three seasons has helped develop one of the better front-sevens Kentucky has put on the field in several years. After being promoted to co-defensive coordinator this season, it was clear Sumrall can be a leader of men. He’ll now have his own team at Troy.
Troy athletic director Brett Jones had some pretty high praise for his new head coach.
“Jon Sumrall exceeded all the criteria we had when searching for a new leader for our football program,” Jones said. “He is a proven winner and a dynamic recruiter that will continue to build upon our championship legacy. In Jon, we have a leader who is energetic, intense and brings a level of passion that is unmatched. He fully understands our championship expectations and has a comprehensive plan to take Troy Football to the top of the Sun Belt Conference and the Group of Five. We are thrilled to welcome Jon, Ginny, Sam, Sadie, Stella and Selah back to Troy, and I know our community is excited to welcome them with open arms. I have no doubt Jon Sumrall is the right man to lead us into a new era of Troy Football.” - AL.com
We wish Sumrall and his family the best!
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Who thought this was a good idea?
Action begins tonight in Lexington.
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