Former Troy Player, Huntingdon Coach Named Alabama Secondary Coach

Kentucky co-defenisve coordinator Derrick Ansley named secondary coach for Crimson Tide


TUSCALOOSA, AL — Former Troy All-Sunbelt player and Huntingdon coach Derrick Ansley is returning to Tuscaloosa.

The Tallassee native was hired by Alabama to be the new secondary coach for Jeremy Pruitt and Nick Saban. Ansley was a graduate assistant at Alabama in 2010 and 2011.

Ansley was promoted to co-defensive coordinator for the Kentucky Wildcats in January, with a pay raise from $100,000 to $375,000.

The new Tide defensive backs coach was a great player for the Troy Trojans. He started 40 consecutive games, with nine interceptions in 2003. In 2004, he was named to the All-Sunbelt team.

At Huntingdon, Ansley helped guide the Hawks to their it’s first ever winning season and first playoff appearance. They posted a winning record four out of five years Ansley was coach.

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