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Jon Sumrall hired as head football coach at Tulane

Jon Sumrall was officially announced on Friday as the new head coach at Tulane. Sumrall, who went 23-4 (14-2) in two highly successful seasons as the head coach at Troy, is returning to New Orleans after having previously worked as DC at Tulane from 2012-14.

“This is a landmark day for Tulane Football,” said AD David Harris. “Jon’s passion for the game is unmatched and I really felt that in meeting him. The Green Wave will be in good hands under his leadership and we’re excited that he and Ginny have elected to make their family part of ours here at Tulane.”

Sumrall replaces Willie Fritz, who left to take the Houston job earlier this week. The Green Wave are 23-4 (15-1 AAC) over the last two seasons and will play later this month in the Military Bowl against Virginia Tech. Sumrall’s former team, Troy, will play against Duke in the Birmingham Bowl a few days earlier.

“I can’t thank President Fitts and David Harris enough for this opportunity,” Sumrall said. “Having spent some of the early part of my career here, I came to know, first-hand, what it means to be a Tulanian and got to meet so many wonderful people at Tulane. Ginny and I are beyond grateful for the chance to experience that again and I can’t wait to get back to work with the Wave!”

Other career stops for Sumrall include three years at alma mater Kentucky (2019-21), including one as DC before getting the Troy job. He has also coached at Ole Miss (2018), as a staffer at Troy (2015-17), at FCS San Diego (2007-11) and as a graduate assistant at UK (2005-06).


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