Troy Trojans hires Kentucky Wildcats co-defensive coordinator Jon Sumrall new head football trainer

Troy has hired Kentucky co-defensive coordinator Jon Sumrall as its next head football trainer, the school declared Thursday night.

Sumrall, 39, has spent the beyond three seasons on Kentucky’s staff, and added the co-defensive coordinator title in 2021. He trained at Troy from 2015 to 2018, working with the linebackers and filling in as unique groups coordinator. Sumrall, who was colleague lead trainer under Neal Brown, helped Troy to a group record 11 successes in 2017 and three bowl triumphs.

“Troy University and the Troy community left an indelible mark on our family,” Sumrall said. “I am humbled and extremely grateful to [chancellor] Dr. Hawkins, [athletic director] Brent Jones and the entire selection committee for their trust in me to lead this storied football program. Ginny and I fell in love with Troy and can’t wait to return home and reconnect with the tremendous fan base. Troy Football has a proud tradition of success, and I look forward to leading this program back to a championship level.”

Sumrall replaces Chip Lindsey, who was terminated Nov. 21 subsequent to going 15-19 at the school and 5-6 this season.

A Huntsville, Alabama, local who played linebacker at Kentucky, Sumrall has likewise instructed at Ole Miss, Tulane and the University of San Diego. Baylor defensive coordinator Ron Roberts and Alabama securities mentor Charles Kelly additionally were among those considered for Troy’s training opening, as indicated by sources.