By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The Troy Trojans have officially hired Jon Sumrall as their new head football coach. He comes to the program after working for the Kentucky Wildcats.
He replaces Chip Lindsey, who spent three seasons leading the team. Lindsey went 15-19 before his departure.
This will be Sumrall’s first head coaching opportunity.
“Jon Sumrall exceeded all the criteria we had when searching for a new leader for our football program,” Director of Athletics Brent Jones said. “He is a proven winner and a dynamic recruiter that will continue to build upon our championship legacy. In Jon, we have a leader who is energetic, intense and brings a level of passion that is unmatched. He fully understands our championship expectations and has a comprehensive plan to take Troy Football to the top of the Sun Belt Conference and the Group of Five.
“We are thrilled to welcome Jon, Ginny, Sam, Sadie, Stella and Selah back to Troy, and I know our community is excited to welcome them with open arms. I have no doubt Jon Sumrall is the right man to lead us into a new era of Troy Football.”
Sumrall was last the co-defensive coordinator with the Wildcats. He worked with Brad White to have a stout defensive unit in 2021.
Kentucky has allowed 17 or less points in seven of their 12 games this season. The Wildcats held the top-rank Georgia Bulldogs to 30 points, their second-fewest output on the season.
“Troy University and the Troy community left an indelible mark on our family,” Sumrall said. “I am humbled and extremely grateful to Dr. Hawkins, 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.”