Coach Kane Wommack led the South Alabama Jaguars to a 5-7 record for the 2021 season, after sweeping Southern Miss, Bowling Green, and Alcorn State with back-to-back wins. To finish out the season, Wommack led the team to victories over Georgia Southern and Arkansas State.
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, and the third Head Coach to join South Alabama’s football program.
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-50 ranking on a nationwide level in scoring, total, rush, and pass defense for the first time since 1993. As a result of the successful 2020 season, Coach Wommack had seven defensive players earned all-Big Ten honors with the Indiana University Hoosiers.
Coach Wommack was one of the five finalists for the Broyles Award following his efforts that helped 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.
In 2018 Wommack joined the Indiana Staff as the Hoosiers linebacker coach, and was later promoted to the coordinator position. In 2016 and 2017, Coach Wommack worked for South Alabama as the defensive coordinator.
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.
Kane Wommacks official coaching career started in 2010 at Tennessee Martin as the quarterbacks coach. 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.
Coach Wommack and his wife, Melissa, 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.