Georgia makes Kevin Sherrer hire official

January 24, 2014 

Kevin Sherrer spent the 2013 season as the defensive coordinator at South Alabama, after three seasons on the staff at Alabama in a player development role.


Georgia confirmed in a release Friday that Kevin Sherrer, who was South Alabama’s defensive coordinator last season, will join the Bulldogs’ coaching staff as a defensive assistant.

The position Sherrer will be responsible for wasn’t included on the release. Sources have said Sherrer is most likely to coach linebackers, but that could change depending on two other hires the program will be making.

Sherrer, who served as Alabama’s player development director for three seasons prior to joining the South Alabama staff, coached defensive backs for the Jaguars. South Alabama ranked second in the Sun Belt Conference in total defense (384.3 yards per game) and second in scoring defense (25.2 points per game).

“I’m excited about Kevin joining our staff,” Georgia head coach Mark Richt said in the release. “He has worked with (Georgia defensive coordinator) Jeremy Pruitt at both Hoover High School and Alabama, and they already have a great relationship that will translate well to the field. Kevin is an exceptional football coach who cares about his players and is going to be a tremendous asset to our program.”

Said Sherrer, “This is a tremendous opportunity to work with Coach Richt and UGA and be back with Jeremy and Will (Friend, offensive line coach) from my playing days at Alabama. Georgia is a great state that I’ve recruited, I know the type of players and the coaches in this area. I’m looking forward to doing my part to make Georgia a championship team.”

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