Jeremy Pruitt announces hirings of defensive line, outside linebackers coaches to Tennessee staff
Tennessee has made it official: Jimmy Brumbaugh and Shelton Felton are now part of Jeremy Pruitt’s on-field Volunteers coaching staff. Brumbaugh will be UT’s co-defensive coordinator and defensive line coach while Felton will be the team’s outside linebackers coach.
“I’m excited to announce that we have added Jimmy Brumbaugh and Shelton Felton to our coaching staff,” Pruitt said in a release. “They are both tireless workers and will bring a lot of positives to our staff in terms of coaching and recruiting. They are family men who will be outstanding role models and mentors for our student-athletes.”
Brumbaugh comes over from Colorado, where he served under Mel Tucker, filling the vacancy created by Tracy Rocker’s departure to South Carolina.
“Jimmy has a proven track record of developing outstanding football players everywhere he has been,” Pruitt said. “He also has experience coaching in the SEC and is familiar with the demands that come with coaching in this conference. We are excited to have Jimmy here at Tennessee and expect him to be a great addition to our coaching staff.”
Felton comes back to Tennessee after a season as outside linebackers and defensive ends coach at Akron. Chris Rumph recently left to take a position with the Houston Texans.
“Shelton is a guy who was with us in a quality control role during our first season and did a fantastic job,” Pruitt said. “I was impressed by his work ethic and knowledge of the game. He’s coached in college for several years, and he also was an outstanding high school coach in Georgia. His ability to connect with the players on and off the field will make him a valuable piece to our on-field coaching staff.”
With the two hires, Tennessee’s defensive staff is once again complete.