South Alabama hires 33-year-old Kane Wommack as head football coach

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

South Alabama Jaguars has named Kane Wommack as their new head football coach. He is now the youngest head coach in the FBS at 33-years-old.

Wommack comes to South Alabama after being the Indiana Hoosiers defensive coordinator. He was also the Hoosiers linebackers coach besides the defensive coordinator responsibilities.

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He spent the last three seasons at Indiana.

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“To be the head coach at the University of South Alabama is the opportunity of a lifetime! Melissa and I could not be more excited to return to a city that we love,” Wommack said. “Believing in all that this community has to offer, we proudly join a team of exceptional leaders in steering the Jaguar football program to reach its greatest potential. My staff and I will lead the Jaguars with a respect that honors those who have built this program; relational coaching that transforms the lives of our student-athletes; and, a contagious intensity that ignites and expands our great fan base. Our best is yet to come, GO JAGS!”

Wommack returns to South Alabama, where he served as the defensive coordinator and linebackers coach in 2016 and 2017.

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He replaces Steve Campbell, who was fired on December 6th. Campbell went 9-26 in three seasons at the school.

“I cannot say enough great things about Kane Wommack,” Indiana head coach Tom Allen said. “I appreciate him so much and all that he has brought to our program. He took over our defense and made it better, which is what you want when you hire someone. I am so excited for him and the opportunity that he has been given. South Alabama is a place that he is familiar with and has done a great job previously as defensive coordinator. There is no doubt he will do a tremendous job and we wish Kane, Melissa and the entire Wommack family the best of luck!”

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Wommack has also coached at Eastern Illinois, Ole Miss, Jacksonville State, and UT-Martin.

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