- Arrived at Tennessee after spending the 2012 season as a defensive graduate assistant under Butch Jones at Cincinnati
- Helped lead the Bearcats to a BIG EAST championship and was part of the staff that captured a Belk Bowl victory over Duke
- Previously served as an assistant linebackers coach and strength and conditioning graduate assistant at UT-Martin in 2011
- Also spent two years as a physical education teacher and football coach at George Rogers Clark High School in Winchester, Ky., and seven years as a coach at Pike County Central High School in his hometown of Pikeville, Ky.
- Graduated from Marshall with a degree in physical education after a knee injury ended his playing career during his freshman season in 2001.