Vandy Announces Football Staff Updates

Head coach Clark Lea finalizing staff for 2022 season

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Vanderbilt football coach Clark Lea has announced a dozen updated staff roles within the Vanderbilt football program for the 2022 season. The group includes seven members who are returning for their second season with the Commodores.

Brendan Flaherty (offense), Greer Martini (defense) and Jeff LePak (special teams) return in 2022, all in analyst roles. In addition, defensive graduate assistants Austin Gatewood and Jimmy Thompson will be back in Nashville, along with defensive quality control staff member Caden Thomson and offensive quality control staffer Kirk Garner.

Lea announced earlier this week that Josh Smith and Robert Armand would join new defensive coordinator Nick Howell’s staff as defensive quality control. Also new to Vandy this season are Trenton Kirklin (offensive quality control) and offensive graduate assistants Tito Overton and Dylan Autenreith.

The Commodores open spring practice on Wednesday, with the annual Black and Gold Spring Game on April 16 at Vanderbilt Stadium.

2022 Football Staff

Greer MartiniDefensive Analyst
Brendan FlahertyOffensive Analyst
Jeff LePakSpecial Teams Analyst
Josh SmithDefensive Quality Control
Caden ThomsonDefensive Quality Control
Robert ArmandDefensive Quality Control
Trenton KirklinOffensive Quality Control
Kirk GarnerOffensive Quality Control
Austin GatewoodDefensive Gradaute Assistant
Jimmy ThompsonDefensive Graduate Assistant
Tito OvertonOffensive Gradaute Assistant
Dylan AutenriethOffensive Graduate Assistant