-- Kyle Coats has joined the
defensive football staff at Hardin-Simmons replacing Jon Loudermilk, who
resigned earlier this month to go into private business.
Coats, who will coach
defensive backs for the Cowboys, spent last season as a full-time assistant at
Trinity University. He coached outside linebackers and special teams for the
"We are excited to
bring Kyle on to our staff full time," said HSU head coach Jesse Burleson. "He
was an outstanding graduate assistant for us and was very organized and
detailed. He has great rapport with our players and he is an excellent
Prior to his one year
at Trinity, he was a graduate assistant at Hardin-Simmons for the 2010 and 2011
seasons where he helped with the strong safeties. He also helped with scout
teams for defense and special teams and helped coordinate the weight room.
Coats was a three-year
lettermen and two-time academic all-American as a player at Trinity. He was a
two-time second-team all-Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference selection as a
Coats is a native of
Georgetown, Texas. He has a bachelor of science in Marketing and a minor in
physical education from Trinity. He also has a master's of science in
Kinesiology, Sport and Recreation Management from Hardin-Simmons. He had a 4.0
GPA in graduate school and a 3.7 GPA as an undergraduate.