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Jeremy Hawkins (American football)

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Jeremy Hawkins
Current position
TitleDefensive line coach
TeamEastern Kentucky
ConferenceWAC
Biographical details
Born (1986-07-26) July 26, 1986 (age 35)
Americus, Georgia
Playing career
2005–2009Troy
2010Sioux City Bandits
Position(s)Defensive end
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
2010Troy (GA)
2011Central Oklahoma (RB/TE)
2012–2013Dublin HS (GA) (DL)
2014Middle Georgia State
2015–2017UAB (DPP)
2018LSU (DL)
2019Mercer (DL)
2020–presentEastern Kentucky (DL)

Jeremy Hawkins (born July 26th, 1986) is an American football coach. He is currently the defensive line coach for Eastern Kentucky University..[1]. He played college football at Troy University.

Early Years[edit]

Hawkins attended Americus High School, where he won a state championship in football in 2001 and in track in 2003. He was an all state (honorable mention) and all-region defensive end. He was a 247 composite 2 star prospect out of high school, who had offers from Troy, Southern Miss, Louisville and several other Division 1 Football Programs[2].

Collegiate & Professional Career[edit]

Hawkins accepted a football scholarship from The Troy University, located in Troy, Alabama. He was a four-year letterman at defensive end (2005-2009). and made three bowl appearances, assisting the 2006 Troy Trojans in winning the school's first ever bowl game.

He assisted the 2007 Troy football team in defeating the Oklahoma State Cowboys football team 41-23.

Hawkins would join the Sioux City, Iowa Bandits AFL team and play for one season.

Coaching Career[edit]

Troy University (2010)[edit]

Jeremy Hawkins joined the coaching staff at Troy University in 2010 as the defensive line graduate assistant.

University of Central Oklahoma (2011)[edit]

Jeremy Hawkins left Troy University for his first full-time assistant coaching position at University of Central Oklahoma in 2011 as the running backs and tight ends coach. He played a pivotal role in developing All-Conference player Joshua Birmingham[3] and future NFL player Bryce Davis.

Dublin High School (2012–2013)[edit]

Hawkins became the defensive line coach and head track and field coach for Dublin High School in 2012. He assisted in developing future FBS Football Players Juwan Wells (Liberty)[4] and Jalen Wells (South Alabama)[5].

Middle Georgia State College (2014)[edit]

Hawkins was hired as the head football coach and defensive coordinator by Middle Georgia State College in 2014[6]. Hawkins accumulated nine wins in his one-season tenure as the head coach for Middle Georgia State College.

University of Alabama at Birmingham (2015–2017)[edit]

Hawkins was hired as the director of player personnel and defensive analyst by Head Coach Bill Clark at the University of Alabama Birmingham in 2015, assisting in particular with the defensive line. He assisted in developing future NFL Players Anthony Rush, Stacy Keely[7], Jamell Garcia-WIlliams[8], and Garrett Marino[9]. Jeremy helped to restart the UAB Football Program after the team was defunded in 2014 and subsequently reinstated six months later in 2015. The team would later go on to play in the Bahamas bowl in 2017 against Ohio, their first bowl game in over a decade and UAB's second since the program started in 1991.

Louisiana State University (2018)[edit]

Head Coach Ed Orgeron hired Jeremy Hawkins in the spring of 2018 to serve as the assistant director of player personnel[10]. His efforts helped to improve the recruiting class at LSU to a top-5 recruiting class, also playing a pivotal role in recruiting transfer prospect Joe Burrow, who with some of Hawkins' recruited players won the 2019 College Football National Championship. Jeremy Hawkins also assisted in on-campus recruiting and player development and mentoring, most notably working directly with Justin Jefferson, Ja'maar Chase, K'Lavon Chaisson, Travez Moore[11], Rashard Lawrence, Breiden Fehoko, Justin Thomas[12], Glen Logan[13], and Ed Alexander[14]

Mercer University (2019)[edit]

Jeremy Hawkins left Louisiana State to become the Defensive line coach at Mercer University in the Spring of 2019. There he developed all conference defensive tackle Dorian Kithcart[15] and Academic All-American Jack Raines[16]

Eastern Kentucky University (2020–present)[edit]

Upon a staff change at Mercer, Jeremy Hawkins was hired by Coach Walt Wells at Eastern Kentucky University after being "highly recommended" by his former employers[17]. He played a pivotal role in recruiting T.K. McClendon[18] away from LSU.

Personal Life[edit]

A native of Americus, Georgia, Hawkins and his wife Kristen, have two children, Adelle and Abigail.

References[edit]

  1. "Jeremy Hawkins - Football Coach". Eastern Kentucky University Athletics. Retrieved 2021-04-28.
  2. "Jeremy Hawkins, Troy Trojans, Weak-Side Defensive End". 247Sports. Retrieved 2021-04-28.
  3. "Joshua Birmingham - Football". University of Central Oklahoma Athletics. Retrieved 2021-04-28.
  4. "Juwan Wells | Football | Liberty Flames". www.liberty.edu. Retrieved 2021-04-28.
  5. "Jalen Wells, 2013 Strongside defensive end - Rivals.com". n.rivals.com. Retrieved 2021-04-28.
  6. Sargent, Tucker (2014-09-03). "MGA Knights club football team announces new head coach". 41NBC News | WMGT-DT. Retrieved 2021-04-28.
  7. "Vikings Sign Rookie Tryout DE Stacy Keely". www.vikings.com. Retrieved 2021-04-28.
  8. "Jamell Garcia-Williams Stats, News, Bio". ESPN. Retrieved 2021-04-28.
  9. "Garrett Marino Stats, News, Bio". ESPN. Retrieved 2021-04-28.
  10. "Jeremy Hawkins - Assistant Director of Player Personnel - Football Coaches". LSU Tigers. Retrieved 2021-04-28.
  11. "Travez Moore - Football". Arizona State University Athletics. Retrieved 2021-04-28.
  12. "Justin Thomas - Football". University of Alabama at Birmingham Athletics. Retrieved 2021-04-28.
  13. "Glen Logan - 2021 - Football". LSU Tigers. 8 July 2019. Retrieved 2021-04-28.
  14. "Ed Alexander - 2018 - Football". LSU Tigers. 8 July 2019. Retrieved 2021-04-28.
  15. "Dorian Kithcart - Football". Mercer University Athletics. Retrieved 2021-04-28.
  16. "Jack Raines - Football". Mercer University Athletics. Retrieved 2021-04-28.
  17. "Jeremy Hawkins - Football Coach". Eastern Kentucky University Athletics. Retrieved 2021-04-28.
  18. "TK McLendon - 2019 - Football". LSU Tigers. 8 July 2019. Retrieved 2021-04-28.

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