Vanderbilt Football Coaching Update

Clark Lea has announced changes to the football coaching staff

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Vanderbilt Football head coach Clark Lea has announced changes to his coaching staff.

Offensive coordinator Joey Lynch will not return to the program. In addition, Lea will take over the duties of defensive coordinator.

Nick Howell will remain on staff as an assistant coach in the secondary. Dan Jackson will transition to an off-field role and Jamaal Richardson has been promoted to assistant coach, joining Howell in coaching the defensive backs.

“We had a season where our results and performance fell short of our expectations,” Lea said. “When that is the case, change is necessary. My background as a defensive coordinator will allow me to best serve our team by taking on that responsibility.”

“I’d like to thank Joey for his three years of dedication to our program,” Lea added. “I wish him all the best in the future.”

Lea will commence a national search for an offensive coordinator.