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Kane Wommack

Head Football Coach, University of South Alabama

Wednesday, September 22, 5:30 PM

Mobile Marriott

3101 Airport Blvd, Mobile, Alabama

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Kane Wommack was named the head football coach for The University of South Alabama in December of 2020. Coach Wommack became South Alabama’s head coach at the age of 34, making him the youngest head coach at the NCAA FBS level.

Prior to his time with the Jaguars, Wommack was the defensive coordinator for Indiana University from 2018 to 2020. During his first year as a Power 5 defensive coordinator, Wommack lead the Hoosiers to a top fifty ranking on a nationwide level in scoring total, rush defense, and pass defense for the first time since 1993. Wommack helped Indiana University hold four opponents to three points or less which was the most in one season since 1945.

As a result of a successful 2020 season, seven defensive players for the Hoosiers earned all-Big Ten honors. These included a school record four- Jamar Johnson, Jerome Johnson, Micah McFadden, and Tiawan Mullen. Coach Wommack was one of the five finalists for the Broyles Award following his efforts leading IU post a 6-2 mark overall and finishing 12th in the final Associated Press poll. This was after getting an invitation to the Outback Bowl. After their 2020 season, the Hoosiers finished 10th nationally in turnover margin and finished in the top 25 in scoring and passing as well.

In 2016 and 2017, Coach Wommack spent these seasons working for South Alabama as the defensive coordinator. In 2018 he joined the Indiana Staff as the Hoosiers linebacker coach, and was later promoted to the coordinator position.

Coach Wommack was the defensive coordinator and safeties coach at Eastern Illinois from 2014-2015. During these seasons he helped lead the Panthers to a first round appearance in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision playoffs. In Wommacks first year with the program, the Panthers ranked 2nd in scoring defense and 4th in takeaways.

In his college years, Wommack was a fullback and tight-end at Arkansas and Southern Mississippi. After transferring to Southern Miss, Wommack began his coaching career as a volunteer coaching assistant. He helped lead the Golden Eagles to three straight bowl games before earning his undergrad degree in 2009. His official coaching career started in 2010 at Tennessee Martin as the quarterbacks coach.

Coach Wommack and his wife have three sons: Asher, Tatum, and Jones. His father, Dave, had over 35 years of experience coaching at the collegiate level, including being the defense coordinator for Ole Miss. He later retired following the 2016 season.