It’s Derek Dooley for the Volunteers
UTSPORTS.com announced this evening that Derek Dooley will be presented as the 22nd head coach in the history of Tennessee Football. A press conference will be held at 9:00 pm EST at the Neyland Stadium Peyton Manning Locker Room Complex.
GO HERE for the live press conference feed.
A lot has already been made about what we don’t know about young (41 year old) Derek. One thing is for sure. He has worked his way up the ranks as an assistant, mostly working and studying under Nick Saban, who we all would admit is one of the very best.
And because this is the Southeastern Conference, note that he served as Saban’s recruiting coordinator for two seasons while at LSU.
Here is Dooley’s CV:
2007-09: Louisiana Tech – Head Football Coach
2005-06: Miami (NFL) – Tight Ends Coach (under Nick Saban)
2003-04: LSU – Running Backs Coach and Special Teams Coordinator (under Nick Saban)
2000-02: LSU – Recruiting Coordinator (under Nick Saban)
1997-99: SMU – Wide Receivers Coach and Co-Recruiting Coordinator
1996: Georgia – Graduate Assistant
1987-90: Virginia – Wide Receiver
B.A. 1990, Virginia (major: Government and Foreign Affairs).
J.D., 1994, Georgia (practiced law for almost two years in Atlanta before becoming a coach).
Derek Dooley is the son of legendary Georgia coach Vince Dooley.