It takes a lot for a coach to leave his alma mater for another program but the offer to come work with some of the best defensive backs in the nation proved to be too much for Jahmile Addae.

Kirby Smart has his new defensive backs coach as Addae, a West Virginia graduate, has left the Mountaineers to work for the Bulldogs. Smart had this opening on his coaching staff after Charlton Warren left Georgia to become the new defensive coordinator at Indiana.

This news was first reported by Bruce Feldman of The Athletic.

A former West Virginia all-conference safety, Addae has successfully made the transition into becoming one of the rising stars in the college coaching ranks. During the 2019 season, his first as a position coach with the Mountaineers, Addae helped develop Keith Washington II and Josh Norwood into All-Big 12 Conference selections and Tykee Smith into a freshman All-American.

In his second season at West Virginia, the team ranked No. 1 nationally in pass defense after surrendering just 159.6 passing yards per contest.

Here is a look at Addae’s coaching resume up to this point.

2007 West Virginia – Video Graduate Assistant
2008-09 Michigan – Defensive Graduate Assistant
2010-11 Cincinnati – Running Backs
2013-15 Arizona – Analyst
2016-17 Arizona – Defensive Backs
2018 Minnesota – Defensive Backs
2019 West Virginia – Defensive Secondary
2020 West Virginia – Cornerbacks