Jimmy Brumbaugh named defensive line coach



UK head coach Mark Stoops has appointed Jimmy Brumbaugh, who won an NCAA national title as part of the coaching staff at LSU, as his defensive line coach.

“I think Jimmy will do a tremendous job in player development,” Stoops said. “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. “When I talked with Jimmy, he blew me away with his organization and plan of how he teaches and develops the defensive line.”

Brumbaugh joines UK from East Mississippi Community College where we he coached the defensive line and also handled strength and conditioning duties.

In addition to winning a national championship with LSU, Brumbaugh’s coaching career has also included stops with Syracuse, Lousiana Tech, Tennessee-Chattanooga and Jacksonville State.

“I’m glad to be part of Coach Stoops’ vision for the Kentucky program,” Brumbaugh said. “Watching his defense this year, and knowing his attention to detail, is exciting.

Brumbaugh is familiar of what it takes to play defense in the SEC, having appeared in 48 games as a nose and defensive tackle at Auburn.

“I’m glad to be part of the Big Blue Nation,” Brumbaugh said. 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.”