May 1, 2013 —
James “Hoot” Gibson coaches the defensive line. His playing days as a linebacker and long snapper at Carson-Newman College ended after a neck injury, but he has coached in eastern Tennessee for the past few years.
Tyrone Young is the director of football operations and he was a lineman for KCU. He coached at East Carter in 2012.
Caleb Cox is a graduate assistant coach of wide receivers and played at KCU as well.
Between them, they have more than 160 years of coaching experience. This staff is seasoned, experienced, mature and continuing to develop the disciplinary excellence that is required to make a great squad. As of today, they have signed 40 new players, and have verbal commitments from many others.