Kirk Garner joined the Vanderbilt coaching staff in February of 2021 and serves as a quality control assistant, working primarily with the offense. Garner arrived from Virginia, where he was a three-year graduate assistant, working with the defensive backs.
Garner was a four-year letter winner at Virginia who appeared in 32 career games for the Cavaliers. He missed Virginia’s last 12 games of 2017 after suffering a sea- son-ending injury. Garner moved into a student-coach roll for the rest of the Cavaliers’ 2017 season, which ended in an appearance in the Military Bowl.
A native of Baltimore, Maryland, Garner graduated from Virginia in 2017 with a degree in anthropology. He received a master’s degree in higher education from Virginia in 2018.