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Dann Kabala
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Dann Kabala is entering his fourth year with the Razorback football program and his third as the director of on-campus recruiting and eligibility coordinator. He spent his first two seasons as an assistant director for football academic support.

Kabala organizes the recruiting process that has led to two consecutive top-25 recruiting classes. The 2011 class, ranked as the greatest recruiting class in the history of the program, was ranked No. 19 according to Scout.com. The Razorbacks' 2010 class was ranked 20th overall, with the third-ranked defensive line group, according to Tom Lemming. Kabala handles initial eligibility for each incoming football student-athlete. He is responsible for planning and leading all official and unofficial recruiting visits. Kabala is in charge of the logistics and marketing for the Bobby Petrino football camps and creating the camp website. He also assists with the daily operations of the Razorback football program

Since arriving on campus, Kabala has helped the football team achieve the highest team GPA in the history of the Razorbacks. He also initiated the Game Day Guest Professor program, organized the first annual Razorback scholar-athlete breakfast, implemented the football academic game plan and restructured the entire football academic program. He also has been named to two University Committees, the curriculum review committee and the new university graphic identity committee.

He has worked with nearly every level of football from high school to professional. Kabala began his career as a football operations intern at Indiana University. He spent two seasons with the Jacksonville Jaguars football operations department where he was first introduced to head coach Bobby Petrino and offensive coordinator Garrick McGee.

Kabala's duties with the Jaguars included salary cap management, contract advising, travel and training camp logistics, and assisting head coach Tom Coughlin.

After two seasons with the Jaguars, Kabala was given the opportunity to start the NFL contract-advising company, Axcess Sports & Entertainment, with current United Football League Commissioner Michael Huyghue. With Axcess, Kabala ran all aspects of the company's recruiting and football operations.

Kabala spent the next two years as an assistant athletic director and wide receivers/defensive backs and track and field coach for Fox Chapel Area School District in Pittsburgh.

Kabala spent the next three years at the University of Pittsburgh where he worked alongside current Arkansas Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics Jeff Long. As a graduate assistant with the University of Pittsburgh football program, Kabala was the liaison between the football and the academic staffs. With the Panthers, Kabala also assisted in the operations of the football program, coordinated recruiting visits, organized and coached summer football camps, and broke down film for the defense and special teams.

Kabala earned his MBA from the University of Pittsburgh in 2007. He graduated with high distinction from Indiana University with a degree in sports marketing and management in 2001. Kabala played college football at Johns Hopkins University and was ranked eighth nationally in kickoff return average as a freshman. He is a proud graduate of Fox Chapel Area High School in Pittsburgh, Pa.

He is married to the former Becky King, a kindergarten teacher at Monitor Elementary in Springdale.



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