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Report: Tulane coaching search targets Troy's Jon Sumrall

Field Level Media
8 Dec 2023

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Tulane is targeting Troy's Jon Sumrall to be its next head coach, The Athletic reported Friday.

Sumrall was an assistant coach for the Green Wave from 2012-14 and has guided Troy to a 23-4 record in his first two seasons.

Tulane is replacing Willie Fritz, now the head coach at Houston after going 54-47 in eight seasons -- including 11-2 in 2023.

Sumrall was the Sun Belt Coach of the Year in 2022 and won his second straight conference championship this season. The Trojans (11-2) will play Duke in the Dec. 23 Birmingham Bowl.

Sumrall, 41, was a linebacker at Kentucky from 2002-04 before working as an assistant coach at San Diego, Tulane, Troy, Ole Miss and his alma mater. He was Kentucky's co-defensive coordinator in 2021 before taking the job at Troy.

--Field Level Media

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