“Oh Lord, it’s hard to be humble...”
Arkansas has a rich history of producing assistants and head coaches as they leave their college for real life. You can look back in the history books and see former players like Houston Nutt (Arkansas head coach from 1998-2007), Barry Switzer (1973-1988 as head coach for Oklahoma and 1994-1997 as head coach of the Dallas Cowboys) and Jimmy Johnson who spent many of years as a head coach at Oklahoma State and Miami before heading to the NFL to head coach for Dallas and Miami respectively.
Who are some former players that are now coaches at different levels? Let’s begin!
Byran Jones: Assistant Line Coach, El Dorado
Drew Morgan: Offensive Coordinator, Warner High School
Ryan Mallett: Mountain Home
Zak Clark: Head Coach, Springdale
Kiero Small: Assistant Strength Coach, Michigan
Ty Storey: seventh-grade head football and basketball coach at Grimsley Junior High School in Centerton
Casey Dick: Head Coach, Fayetteville
Brey Cook: Offensive Line / Strength and Conditioning, Southwest Baptist University
Joe Adams: Central Arkansas Christian
De‘Anthony Curtis: Running backs, El Dorado
Crosby Tuck: Head Coach, Van Buren
Caleb Perry: Head Coach, Bauxite
Barry Lunney: offensive coordinator, UTSA
Colton Jackson: offensive line, Conway
Ron Calcagni: Coach at Pulaski Heights Middle School
Taylor Reed: assistant coach, Auburn
Did I miss anyone? Let me know in the comments below!