Wommack Named UA Defensive Coordinator
BY ANDRES FOCIL
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Dave Wommack has been elevated to the role of defensive coordinator of the University of Arkansas football team it was announced by UA head coach Houston Nutt on Wednesday.
Wommack returned to Arkansas prior to last season and served as the UA secondary coach for the 2001 campaign. It is the second stint for Wommack in the Razorback program after serving as a part time assistant coach under former UA head coach Lou Holtz from 1981-82.
“We had some very good candidates already in our program,” Arkansas head coach Houston Nutt said. “It is a luxury to have those type of coaches on your staff. I was glad to keep it in house and I think the continuity will allow us to keep going in the right direction. Dave is an outstanding coach and I have confidence that our defense is in great hands with he and the rest of our defensive staff.”
Wommack has served as the defensive coordinator at four other schools: Bemidji [Minn.] State, Southwest Missouri State, UNLV and Southern Mississippi. He joined the Razorbacks after serving two seasons as the defensive coordinator at Southern Mississippi.
Wommack replaces John Thompson who took the defensive coordinator position at the University of Florida earlier this week.
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