Arkansas makes final 4 hires official to complete Sam Pittman's staff
Sam Pittman has officially hired four more coaches at Arkansas, and that makes enough to complete his staff.
Pittman’s final on-field coaching staff additions include Jon Cooper, Scott Fountain, Derrick LeBlanc and Jimmy Smith.
Cooper will coach tight ends for the Razorbacks after serving in the same capacity at Central Florida for the last two years. Fountain comes to Arkansas as the special teams coach after spending 2019 at Georgia in the same role. Before Georgia, Fountain had spent the previous eight years as a member of the football program at Auburn, the first four as the Tigers’ player personnel director and the latter four coaching tight ends and special teams.
LeBlanc previously coached at LSU and Kentucky and within the state of Arkansas coached at Henderson State (2001-04) and Arkansas Tech (2005). He will coach the defensive line at Arkansas. Smith will coach the Hogs’ running backs after he spent last season as the running backs coach at Georgia State.
They join other assistants, including defensive coordinator Barry Odom, offensive coordinator Kendal Briles, offensive line coach Brad Davis, wide receivers coach Justin Stepp, linebackers coach Rion Rhoades and cornerbacks coach Sam Carter.
4️⃣ 💪 assistants added to complete @CoachSamPittman‘s on-field staff.
— Arkansas Razorback Football (@RazorbackFB) January 6, 2020